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Puerto López's tourism office (Tel: 05-230-0102, Cel: 08-662-2171/09-452-4976) has lots of information about the activities around town, and has maps of Puerto López and the whole Ruta del Sol. It is located on Avenida Machililla, diagonal from Cruz Azul pharmacy. Parque Nacional Machalilla also has its headquarters (Tel: 05-230-0170. Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) in Puerto López, at Calle Eloy Alfaro and García Moreno, in front of the market. It also has a small museum about the park. The police office (Tel: 06-948-0221) is next door to the tourism office.


Banco de Pichincha is the only bank in town and has two 24-hour ATMs. It is located on Malecón Julio Izurieta, near the corner of Mariscal Sucre and is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Keeping in Touch

Puerto López has several Internet cafés around town, including Cyber Surfer ($0.80 per hour. Daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Mariscal Sucre, between Machalilla and Rocafuerte) and Whale Cyber ($1 per hour. Daily 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. General Córdova and Malecón Julio Izurieta. Tel: 09-058-0158). La Heladería, attached to the Farmacias Cruz Azul on Avenida Machalilla has several cabinas from where you can make national or international calls. The not-so-reliable post office is on the Malecón, between General Córdova and Mariscal Sucre.


Puerto López's Centro de Salud (Tel: 09-158-1597) is located at the town's entrance and is open 24 hours. There are three pharmacies on Avenida Machalilla, between Alejo Lascano and Atahualpa, across from Centro Comercial Julio Izurieta Figueroa. Farmacias Cruz Azul is open daily 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and Farmacia Lisbeth is open daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.


Lavandaría Burbujas, on Malecón Julio Izurieta next to Banco de Pichincha, does laundry and drying in three hours. It charges $4 per load, no matter the weight. A few of the hotels in town also offer laundry services.

05 Sep 2012

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