Whale watching off Puerto Lopez is great but don't stay there
About 3 years ago
The whale watching off Puerto Lopez was spectacular. We must have seen more than a dozen humpback whales playfully breaching all around us. Peak season runs from June to August. While the tours are extremely cheap ($30)--I paid more than twice that in Hawaii--the town itself is quite dirty. There are reportedly much better locations to stay along the coast. I would recommend arranging a tour with your hostel and just taking the bus in for the day.