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Tide Pools in Puerto Lopez #AtoZChallenge

“Despite the sea being wild and the waves rolling away from the shore, the tide always returns.”
― Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

The Puerto Lopez tide pools are a popular family weekend destination. Kids can swim in the ocean without worrying about being swept out to sea.

Tide pools - south end of Puerto Lopez beach
Puerto Lopez, Manabí, Ecuador
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During low tide, the pools are naturally protected from waves by large rocks and a curved southern shore.

Puerto Lopez, Manabí, Ecuador

Crystal clear water warms while the tide is out. Tiny fish enjoy a temporary reprieve from larger prey.

Tide pools in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Puerto Lopez, Manabí, Ecuador

As the tide starts coming in, everyone packs up and heads home. At high tide the rocks are covered and the tide pools disappear until the next low tide.

Where do families near you swim?

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Emily is a US Expat in Ecuador. She grew up on a Minnesota farm, worked in IT in California's Silicon Valley, then moved to a coastal Ecuador fishing village. Emily's goal is to share Ecuador with you, one snippet at a time. Topics include attractions, compassion, ecotourism, Ecuador products, everyday Ecuador, and flora and fauna. Please let Emily know what you would like to read more about!

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