Walking is the most common way to get around Puerto Lopez. Riding in a mototaxi is second.
Puerto Lopez is a casual town. Sometimes you will even find a mototaxi driver who brought his dog to work.
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.
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?
A look back
Last year, I wrote Monkey on my head.