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El Pelado Beach
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Only 6 km north of Playas (General Villamil beach), El Pelado has one of the best waves in Guayas province. This uncrowded surf spot has right handed beach and reef breaks. However, it is rocky and only suitable for experienced surfers.
Glassy water and big swells make for great surfing, especially from Dec thru April. El Pelado is in good company, being just one of a dozen first class surf spots within 20 km of Playas.
Other than great waves, there is not much else here, except 9 km of beach stretching north to Puerto Engabao.
At the end of the Calle El Pelado is a small salt processing plant, with ten or so evaporation ponds.
Beach activities include:
|Type of beach||Grey sand|
|Length of beach||4 mi / 7 km|
|Wind Direction||On-shore, 10 kts|
|Restaurants and Cafes||None|
|Distance to Salinas||63 mi / 101 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||63 mi / 101 km|
|Distance to Manta||178 mi / 286 km|
|Distance to Quito||306 mi / 493 km|
By Bus: From the Terminal Terrestre in Guayaquil you can get a bus to Playas. From there you’ll need to take a mototaxi or regular taxi to El Pelado.
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