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Mototaxis – Second Most Popular Way to Get Around Puerto Lopez, Ecuador #AtoZChallenge

Jon, Puerto Lopez mototaxi driver

Walking is the most common way to get around Puerto Lopez. Riding in a mototaxi is second.

 

Dogs welcome

 

Dog riding in Puerto Lopez mototaxi

Puerto Lopez is a casual town. Sometimes you will even find a mototaxi driver who brought his dog to work.

 

Mototaxi on Puerto Lopez malecon

 

 

Hiring a mototaxi

Wave your arm when an unoccupied mototaxi is approaching to flag them down. Unless they are already on a call, they will pick you up for your trip anywhere within Puerto Lopez.

There is no central dispatch. If you regularly need pickup in less traveled areas, get a couple of driver’s phone numbers.

Want an informal tour? Hire a mototaxi! Many drivers are happy to take you around Puerto Lopez. The four mototaxi cooperatives are providing English lessons for their drivers. If you speak no Spanish, ask around to find a driver who speaks some English. Jon, in the top photo and below, asks us to speak English so he can practice.

Riding in Jon's mototaxi in Puerto Lopez

 

Traveling outside Puerto Lopez

When traveling outside of Puerto Lopez, options are bus, taxi (not mototaxi) or drive your own vehicle.

What are common travel methods in your town?

 

2018 A to Z Challenge - M

 

Mototaxi - Puerto Lopez Ecuador - Pinterest

 

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A look back

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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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