Morning Fish Market

Morning Fish Market, Puerto Lopez: Address, Morning Fish Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Morning Fish Market
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laura j
Cuenca, Ecuador638 contributions
Go early!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We arrived at 7:15am. All the fish had been offloaded! Lots of activity, frigates and pelicans diving. Soup at one of the restaurants is a must!
Written January 14, 2020
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Sue A
12 contributions
wow what a busy fish market
Nov 2019
we stumbled upon this fish market and made sure to go every day. It's a busy local experience with kids and bikes and tuna and sharks and all kinds of local excitement around the catch of the day!
Written December 2, 2019
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TracyandChrisCanada
Hamilton, Canada32 contributions
Commerce in Action
Jun 2019 • Couples
Friday morning fish market is a treat for the senses. The noise, smell, activity and colors all combine for an entertaining experience. Seeing the fishermen come in with their catches and others running the fish from the boat to the waiting truck while dodging hungry pelicans is quite amusing. A can’t miss in Puerto Lopez!
Written June 30, 2019
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,065 contributions
Near the pier, follow the Frigate Birds overhead
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is the best of coastal living. The fishermen start landing early but we didn't arrive until 8:00, still plenty of boats being off loaded. Commercial seafood buyers and restaurant chefs picked and selected what they needed and left quickly. There are retail sales covering the spectrum of seafood available off the coast of Ecuador. We really enjoyed being around the hive of activity and getting a super bargain also.
Written March 29, 2019
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Annie M
Tuxford, UK182 contributions
Fascinating
Dec 2018 • Couples
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 floated. So weighed down with nets you could hardly see the boat. With 2 men pushing and a motor boat with winch it floated eventually.
Fish couldn't be fresher. Restaurants came rushing in to buy the fish and seafood in minutes and gone.
Very entertaining morning all round.
Written December 8, 2018
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TravelDNA
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,091 contributions
Busy market
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 to care.
Written September 13, 2018
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AHA2006
New York City, NY526 contributions
A "Tsujiki" fish market but in Puerto Lopez
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 spot. We got some langostinos (big prawns) for $7 per pound, and the vendor grilled them for us over coal for $3. They were tasty and sweet beyond words! Same dish would have costed double at any local restaurants. The fish market was also a good place to try encebollado soup (a flavorful local seafood soup with tuna). First time we went at around 7:30am and there were still a lot of actions. Second time at 9am and it has already slowed down. Restaurants at the market are mostly closed by mid day so it is not a place for dinner.
Written August 16, 2017
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Karolina J
4 contributions
Fish market
Jan 2017 • Family
plenty of different fishes (which You can buy and ask someone there to grill that fish) Brilliant ceviche ❤️
Written January 21, 2017
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Anastasia K
Adana, Turkey32 contributions
Great
Dec 2016 • Couples
We came to Puerto Lopez from Ayampe to but some fish. As we read the reviews you should come early as we did (5.30am) but apparently it was way too early as before 7-7.30 the fishermen were selling fish to big buyers with big trucks and then did some retail sales to regular people. We got a huge corvina, prawns, squid and octopus and paid about 30$ for food for a week so it's very reasonably priced.
Written December 13, 2016
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Angela P
Florida36 contributions
Local market, local color
Aug 2016 • Friends
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 cold beer considering that they don't have power or running water. Don't think too much about it, just enjoy it.
Written September 3, 2016
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