Guayquil to Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez Travel Blog

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5 hour bus from Guyaquil heading west towards to the coast to Puerto Lopez, good journey, passed through some steamy cloud forests on the way.

Puerto Lopez seems nice enough on arrival, (Although after spending a few days, realise the place is littered with rubbish, which slightly spoils the beach) We stay in Hotel with nice balconey and view of the ocean, very chilled few days, weather not all that, but good enough to wander along the beach, watch the fishermen running with thier boxes of fish while the pelicans hover above trying to steal some dinner and have a few cocktails while we imagine the sun setting behind the clouds.

Our reason for coming to Puerto Lopez is to see Humpback whales as it is Mating season here.  We catch a boat at 10 am on the Wednesday and after an hour of looking for whales, we come across several pairs and a few lone females, unfortunatley we didint get any great snaps as when the whales came litteraly a few meters away from the boat we totally misjudged them and took pictures of the closest boats!! Doh.

Was really great to finally see some whales after missing a few crucial whale seasons elsewhere on our trip and although they didnt launch out the sea we did see quite a lot of them playing together and some nice flicks of thier tales as they were diving down.




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La Playa
La Playa
Puerto Lopez
photo by: Paulovic