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Puerto Lopez
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Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez is a small fishing village located on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador in the Manabí Province. It is situated about a two hour drive from the provincial capital, Portoviejo, and is a popular destination for tourists due to its proximity to the nearby Machalilla National Park.

The town itself is known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals. It is home to a number of small restaurants and bars, and its main street is lined with colorful buildings and a variety of shops selling souvenirs and local seafood. Visitors can also find a number of small hotels and guesthouses in the area.

The main attraction for tourists is the nearby Machalilla National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. The park also features stunning beaches, lagoons, and a variety of trails for hiking and exploring.

Puerto Lopez is also known for its important historical significance. The town was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and was the site of a major battle in 1820 during Ecuador’s fight for independence from Spain.

Today, Puerto Lopez remains an important part of Ecuadorian history and culture. Its laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to the Machalilla National Park make it a popular destination for tourists, and its historical significance makes it a great place to explore and learn about Ecuador’s past.

Excursion tips for a day in Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez is a small fishing village located on the coast of Ecuador, offering a variety of activities for tourists to enjoy. Here is a list of activities that can be done on a day trip to Puerto Lopez:

1. Visit the Machalilla National Park and explore the wildlife and vegetation of the area.
2. Go whale watching and spot humpback whales in their natural habitat.
3. Relax on the beaches of Puerto Lopez and take in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
4. Take a boat tour around Isla de la Plata, also known as the "Little Galapagos," to observe the local wildlife.
5. Visit the nearby Salango Archaeological Museum and learn about the history of the area.
6. Sample local seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants in the village.
7. Visit the Salango Craft Market and browse the handmade souvenirs and goods.
8. Take a guided tour of the surrounding villages and learn about the culture and traditions of the area.
9. Visit the local fish market and buy fresh seafood.
10. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the nearby reefs and explore the underwater world.

Experience Puerto Lopez with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Puerto Lopez. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez in Ecuador has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. In the summer months, from December to May, temperatures are hot and humid, with temperatures averaging around 27°C. In the winter months, from June to November, temperatures are cooler and rainfall is more frequent. During this time, temperatures average around 23°C. The rainy season runs from December to May and the dry season runs from June to November. The average annual rainfall is around 1,400mm.

Cruise weather for Puerto Lopez

Our weather forecast for Puerto Lopez helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 19.5 °C
20.5 m/s
18.0 m/s
76.5 %
18.3 m
85.9 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:17
18:30:37
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 19.6 °C
17.3 m/s
14.4 m/s
69.8 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:20
18:30:42
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 19.5 °C
16.2 m/s
16.2 m/s
74.1 %
24.1 m
86.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:24
18:30:48
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 19.6 °C
16.6 m/s
14.4 m/s
84.1 %
21.8 m
87.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:26
18:30:53
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 19.6 °C
16.9 m/s
13.3 m/s
86.5 %
22.3 m
87.6 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:28
18:30:57
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 19.5 °C
15.1 m/s
16.2 m/s
83.2 %
24.1 m
86.5 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:30
18:31:01
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 19.7 °C
12.6 m/s
13.7 m/s
89.8 %
23.3 m
87.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:31
18:31:04
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 19.8 °C
13.0 m/s
14.0 m/s
79.9 %
23.3 m
86.2 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:31
18:31:07
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 19.5 °C
14.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
76.7 %
24.1 m
85.1 %
1,015 hPa
06:28:31
18:31:09
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 19.5 °C
13.7 m/s
14.8 m/s
68.1 %
24.1 m
84.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:30
18:31:11
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 19.8 °C
13.7 m/s
13.3 m/s
63.1 %
21.3 m
84.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:28
18:31:12
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 20 °C
14.8 m/s
11.6 m/s
61.0 %
21.2 m
84.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:26
18:31:12
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 20 °C
15.8 m/s
10.8 m/s
79.0 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:28:23
18:31:12
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 20.1 °C
15.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
68.5 %
20.5 m
84.7 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:19
18:31:11
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 20.1 °C
13.0 m/s
13.8 m/s
79.5 %
24.1 m
86.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:28:15
18:31:10

Cruises to Puerto Lopez

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Scheduled ship calls in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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