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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You get to see the catch of the day and the variety of fish they sell.
Fun to watch, I think you need to be there at 5, or maybe 6.
I didn't like Puerto Lopez because people are not friendly. It seems store owners...More