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|Capaes is a small residential area on the Ruta del Spondylus, featuring a long sandy beach and the exclusive gated community of Los Capaes, which has about 60 homes.
On a point, at the extreme west end of the beach, is the Farallon Dillon hotel and maritime museum. Between the museum and the Cuidadella Los Capaes are about thirty beach-front properties.
Just north of Los Capaes, is Las Gardinias de Capaes where about ten more homes line the beach. And there are two other gated communities (La Herradura and Villa Marina) across the street, with beach access via tunnels under the road.
Further north along the roadside roughly at the middle of Capaes beach, are several seafood kiosks, mostly frequented by locals at weekends. Steady 8-12 knot winds and decent waves, make this a fun spot for several water sports, including surfing see live webcam of the breaks, kiteboarding and windsurfing. But when there is a swell, the ocean has dangerous currents, so be careful with young children in the water.
Beach activities include:
|Type of beach||Mostly sandy, some rocks|
|Length of beach||3.7 mi / 6.0 km|
|Wind Direction||On shore|
|Restaurants and Cafes||Stalls along road|
|Distance to Salinas||10.5 mi / 17 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||74 mi / 120 km|
|Distance to Manta||114 mi / 184 km|
|Distance to Quito||367 mi / 591 km|
Surfing: In front of the Farallon Dillon are two decent surf spots for intermediate and experienced surfers. There is a left point break in front of rocks, and a left and right beach break closer to the Cuidadella Los Capaes. This spot is good for boogie boarding too. Mornings and late afternoon, when the wind is low, the waves are clean. Best surf conditions are December thru March.
Beach Webcam: See live webcam of the breaks.
Kitesurfing: Ideal wind conditions of 8-12 knots 4 or 5 days per week, throughout the year make this an excellent location for kitesurfing. The broad beach, just south of the Capaes gated community, makes rigging and water entry very easy and safe.
Windsurfing: The wind comes up around noon and remains steady, peaking around 12 knots. Water is not too choppy, so once you get on a plane you can windsurf for 2 hours 2 or 3 days per week from Aug-Nov. Recommended sail sizes in the 8.0 – 9.0 range!
Surf and weather by surf-forcast.com
Hotels and Hostals around Capaes Beach
|Logo||Business Name||Business Type||Price Range|
|St. Patricks Lodge||Hostal|