I found my eating partner, who has tips from 4 years ago!!! hahaha
Puerto Lopez Travel Blog› entry 9 of 56 › view all entries
July 3rd, 2009 – by: yadilitta
We arrived to Puerto Lopez around 1:30pm. We'd park the car first and then go to the tourist info office. All the main offices, hostels / hotels and restaurants are located at the Malecon (in front of the beach), so we found everything close, also Puerto Lopez is a small town and all the action happens at the Malecon.
While we were walking I saw some places that were recommended on Lonely Planet and I wanted to try them, hahaha. I was looking here for places to eat and stay in Puerto Lopez, but couldn't find anything. Now there are gonna be some reviews, yay! Should we eat first? Oh well, this is something else I learned about Shawn. He's always hungry! hahaha.
Then I saw a sign "Carmita" and I told Shawn that it was part of my list of places to try and since we were already there and it was 2:20pm... actually I didn't need to say anything to convince him, hehehe. Oh! that list of places to try became his too, hahaha.
Now, it was time to look for accomodation.
Hey! There was a small and nice hotel next to the restaurant. We checked it and it was a good one and we could park in front of it. We got the room at the top, which had a great view, the only problem: the stairs, well some exercise wouldn't kill us. We decided to repack our things in the small backpacks and leave the heavy ones inside the car, how smart ;)
After a quick shower we were ready to go to the beach. Along the Malecon there are kiosks that offer juices early in the morning and cocktails later. They have nice hammocks and chairs on the sand, how sweet. We'd go there later.
We went to one of the kiosks and sat down, enjoying the sunset and zipping a cocktail, yummy! What else can you ask for? Sunset at the beach, a cocktail in your hand, good company.... what a hard life, hahaha, well someone has to do it ;) The sunset was taking so long, so we had a second cocktail, hahaha.
It was already dark and we went back to the hotel.
Although Puerto Lopez is a small town, it's loud at night, all the kiosks along the Malecon play loud music: reggaeton, salsa, rock & reggae - what an interesting combination. We started to walk and look for a restaurant that wasn't too crowded, but at least had some people there and we found one. I got a cebiche and this one was bizarre for me. The bowl presentation didn't surprise me anymore, but seeing ketchup and mustard on top of it was shocking! I could handle the cucumber, with actually was tasty.
After a tasty dinner, this time we just drank sodas, we went to our former kiosk. During the evening every kiosk has a bonfire and they place chairs surrounding it, how cool! We sat down and asked for a cocktail and another and another, hahaha. We were sure not to repeat them ;) We tried several and I didn't remember all the names, but I did remember the name of the winner: " Banana Daiquiri". The only thing we were avoiding was cocktails with milk :P
It wasn't too late when we left and went to the hotel. Before going upstairs I talked to the guy at the frontdesk for some tips to visit that community "El Pital". He recommended me to call them before going, oh we'll see.
Well, it was time to go to bed, although the loud music outside - whole malecon was a party - I didn't have any problem in falling asleep :P
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