Top things to do

Nature Reserve in San Lorenzo

Reserva Ecológico de Manglares Cayapas-Mataje

Millions of migratory birds pass through this coastal paradise in June and July, creating a cacophonous and memorable spectacle. The 513 sq km reserve supports five species of mangrove, and includes the tallest mang…
Music in San Lorenzo

Fiestas de San Lorenzo

Held around August 10, this vibrant festival has lots of live salsa music, dance performances and more.
Music in San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo Marimba Festival

This three-day festival normally held in the last week of May will set your rump-shaker a'shaking.
Ecuadorian in San Lorenzo

Doña Luca

Probably the best place in town, this laid-back joint serves breakfasts and a wide variety of food, dishes from meat to delicious local seafood. It’s in the center of town between the main drag and Parque Central.
Ecuadorian in San Lorenzo

El Chocó

On the main street, this clean and well-liked spot serves all the local seafood favorites including ceviche and encocado de camarones (shrimp and coconut stew).