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|One of the most popular surf spots near Guayaquil is by the fishing village of Puerto Engabao. It is a point break for experienced surfers, next to El Faro (the lighthouse) Engabao. There are powerful waves and rocks. It even has barrels on light days.
At low tide, it is great for observers too, as there is a rock outcrop directly in front of the break, so you can watch the action close up.
Depending on the day of the week and season, there are sometimes life guards, and three cafes open by the lighthouse. Also next to the lighthouse are two other small beaches which are good for sunbathing and sometimes have umbrellas at weekends.
Engabao is really split into two distinct locations: The village Engabao and the fishing port Puerto Engabao and they are about 3 km apart. At Puerto Engabao, near the surf break, the main beach is covered in fishing boats. And behind the beach there are several buildings and warehouses.
Stretching south from the point, is 2.5 km of white sand beach connecting the port and the main village of Engabao where most of the local residents have their homes. You can sunbathe and swim on this beach on calm days.
Surfers can find cheap accommodation for their weekend surf trips. Fifteen to twenty families provide room and board in a community hospice style. Groups of up to 5 surfers can share a room at a price of only $5 per head, and pay about $3 for a meal of seafood and rice (ceviche, sea bass, camarones).
Beach activities include:
|Type of beach||White sand|
|Length of beach||1.7 mi / 2.8 km|
|Wind Direction||On-shore, 14 kts|
|Restaurants and Cafes||A few on the beach|
|Distance to Salinas||53 mi / 85 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||68 mi / 109 km|
|Distance to Manta||183 mi / 294 km|
|Distance to Quito||317 mi / 501 km|
By Bus: From the Terminal Terrestre in Guayaquil you can get a bus to Playas. Then from the main park in Playas you can get a local bus to Engabao.
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