The national capital Quito is situated 120 miles (193 kilometers) southeast of Mompiche.
Esmeraldas attracts travelers from all over the globe, which means getting from A to B is relatively easy. Make sure you schedule in enough time to explore the many attractions the region offers. Atacames, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest, and Esmeraldas, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest of Mompiche are good spots to check out if you have the time.
It doesn't matter whether you are traveling on the well-worn tourst trail or the roads less traveled, picking up a variety of Spanish phrases will bring out the smiles in those you meet. Knowing a few useful sentences, such as "¿Querría bailar conmigo?", which means "Would you like to dance with me?", can make your stay more enjoyable. "Este caballero pagará por todo" ("This gentleman will pay for everything") is also good to know.
The 10th of August is Independence Day, so if you're visiting at this time, remember that some attractions may have irregular opening hours as the country celebrates.
At the end of your holiday in Mompiche, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your U. S. Dollars, and bid a fond Adiós (farewell) to this unique destination.