Many families in Puerto Lopez (and much of Ecuador) do not have internet at home. They do have internet needs – communicating with family abroad or school children who need to perform research. Internet cafes (cyber cafes) throughout Puerto Lopez fill both needs. You lease computer access for 15 minute intervals.
School begins later this month, which means many internet cafes will be fairly empty while school is in session. They fill up as soon as the school day ends with kids researching subjects and catching up with distant friends.
Internet cafes do not have wifi
When you are in Puerto Lopez, your hotel will have wifi. If you need to print or copy anything, the internet cafes are the place to go. They do not have wifi so bring documents on a USB stick to print from their computers.
A look back
Last year, I wrote Iguanas at our Bedroom Window