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Puerto Lopez

Set on the central coast of Ecuador lies Puerto Lopez, a traditional fishing village and the destination for ecotourism. Our travel experts will help you plan a fantastic holiday to Puerto Lopez, enquire with us today and we’ll be in touch. 

Relax on Puerto Lopez beach, and stroll along the promenade in this charming town. There are plenty of restaurants nearby serving local Ecuadorean such as ceviche, bread shrimp and also  international cuisine. Take a trip to Los Frailes Beach Park for an interesting nature trail exploring different beaches in the area.

Whilst in Puerto Lopez, a must see place to go is Machalilla National Park. It is the opportunity to experience a range of activities and see lots of wildlife. Visit Isla de la Plata, home to lots of different bird species including peruvian pelicans, albatrosses and Nazca boobies to name but a few. A great time to visit Puerto Lopez is between June and October for a better chance of seeing humpback whales. There are also dolphins, turtles, manta rays and orcas to look out for as well in the sea!

For an insight into the history and culture of Puerto Lopez, visit Agua Blanca at Machalilla National Park. Here you will find one of South America’s oldest civilisations and visitors can follow the river trail to the museum. For those that fancy, they can choose to take a dip in the sulfur lagoon and unwind. Other points of interest at Machalilla National Park include beaches, reefs and forests to explore.

Puerto Lopez is a charming fishing town and there is something for everyone to enjoy on holiday to Ecuador. Fill out an enquiry form for more information about Puerto Lopez and one of our South American travel experts will help you plan your Ecuador holiday.

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