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Watched the activity on the beach for a couple of hours. The human and bird activity were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie M
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Busy market

Great to see the fisherman selling their fish. Lots of people and lots of birds hanging around. I... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Puerto Lopez Beach, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watched the activity on the beach for a couple of hours. The human and bird activity were fascinating. Great to see that it is a thriving village community who all seem to help each other. Watched as they eventually got one of the small boats...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annie M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great to see the fisherman selling their fish. Lots of people and lots of birds hanging around. I like this kind of local markets, what I didn’t like in Puerto López is the rubbish on the beach (and in the village) and people don’t seem...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's always a fun experience to visit a hustling and bustling fish market while witnessing fishermen hurriedly bringing their sea treasures onshore. Not only it was fun to watch, one can buy some seafood and ask the nearby restaurant vendors to cook for you on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

plenty of different fishes (which You can buy and ask someone there to grill that fish) Brilliant ceviche ❤️

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Karolina J
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Puerto Lopez from Ayampe to but some fish. As we read the reviews you should come early as we did (5.30am) but apparently it was way too early as before 7-7.30 the fishermen were selling fish to big buyers with big trucks...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It's a local market. It's busy, and crowded in the morning. It smells like fish. Don't be squeamish. It's definitely worth a visit (or four). There are also some little restaurants under tarps that offer a good fresh fried fish or ceviche, and have surprisingly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Angela P
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The fishing boats land early in the morning to unload their catch. They sell their catch right on the spot to buyers that are waiting. They also have several table set up for retail sales selling fish, calamari, and shrimp - as fresh as it...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank CrabbyFatGuy
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The fish market is an opportunity to see the locals at work. We arrived at about 6 when it was just getting started! Boats came in and then sold their catch to locals who were either taking the fish in refrigerated trucks, to their stalls...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Rh0nda58
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Great experience watching the fish being unloaded from the boats and filleted on the beach while huge birds try to take what they can get! Nothing happens before 6 am and food doesn't really get served until after 7 am. It all happens next to...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Boyd C
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Puerto Lopez's fish market operates as one of the local markets for people in the area and doesn't cater to tourists as this is where most people buy their meat for the day. However, it's a spectacle to see and if you are in Puerto...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank anomadis
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