Top things to do in Coca

Top Choice Museum in Coca


This excellent archaeological museum of Orellana region's cultural legacy is a must-visit in Coca. Housing exquisitely restored and diverse artifacts from the region – from funereal vases to purely ceremonial axes –…
Grill in Coca

Papees Grill

A clean, unpretentious little place off the far western end of Espejo near where the Río Payamino meets the Río Napo, serving exquisite grilled meat. Hands down the best restaurant around for a very long way.
Area in Coca


Coca's pretty riverside walkway seems to extend by several blocks every couple of years. It's a pleasant place to stroll and take in the life on the river, with boats coming and going.
Seafood in Coca

La Casa del Maito

Locals flock in to lunch on delectable fish (mostly tilapia and piranha) cooked in palm leaves on the grill outside. The friendly owner will invariably wish to chat to you.
Arts & Crafts in Coca

Kallary Kawsay

This Kichwa handicrafts outlet is packed with handmade jewelry, woven string bags and pottery, in case you return empty-handed from your visits to river communities.
Seafood in Coca

Cevichería Colorado

Down towards the river, this popular spot is the place for a bowl of frothy ceviche and a cold beer.
Market in Coca

Feria Indigena

Held on weekends.
Ecuadorian in Coca

La Misión

The best views in town (and therefore the main hang-out for tourists waiting for their Yasuni boat to come in), with open-sided patios perched over the river. The food includes fresh river fish but is really nothing…
Bar in Coca

Bar Pappa Dans

Coca's first decent-looking bar, this palapa-style place has prime river views and good cocktails. There's sometimes a cover charge (about $5) for live music and dancing on weekends.
Market in Coca


Great place to find produce or ponchos in a pinch.