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Close to Atacames is a small fishing village named Playa Sua. There is not much here, but if you want some peace and quiet, away from the partying in Atacames, Sua Beach is the place to be. It is tranquil, but still has sufficient tourism infrastructure and activities to feel comfortable and not get bored.
The beach forms a beautiful a crescent shaped bay, surrounded by hills and cliffs, with calm waters, and shelter from the wind. From the beach you have a fabulous view of Atacames and Tonsupa beaches.
At the point there is a distinctive rock called Suicide Rock (El Peñón del Suicida) – a limestone rock which rises 80 M out of the ocean, and is home to a large of array of marine birds, including blue footed boobies.
Apart from sunbathing and water sports, Sua is also a popular launch point for whale watching trips, though from here it takes around 40 mins by boat to reach them. Sua Beach is great for bird watching, they are all around you, and you can take boat trips out to Bird Island which is situated between the headland and Suicide Rock.
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|Type of beach||Golden sand|
|Length of beach||0.5 mi / 800 m|
|Restaurants and Cafes||Few along Malecón|
|Distance to Salinas||336 mi / 541 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||285 mi / 459 km|
|Distance to Manta||216 mi / 348 km|
|Distance to Quito||207 mi / 333 km|
Cave of Love: Another Playa Sua landmark is the Cave of Love.
Water-Skiing: If you can find someone to take you out, Sua Beach is great for water-skiing, especially for beginners, because the water is so calm and flat.