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Mar Bravo Beach
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Mar Bravo has a long windswept beach with rough seas and strong currents. It is an exposed beach which extends west toward the South American continent’s most extreme westerly point into the pacific ocean at La Choclatera.
Due to this exposed location, it gets high winds making it good for hard core windsurfing, but water entry is very difficult. Windsurfers and kite boarders are recommended to enter the water closer to Punta Carnero, and work their way over to Mar Bravo.
Like Punta Carnero, Mar Bravo is a popular local surf spot, with two good surf breaks known as La Chueca and La FAE. Although, the strong wind and other conditions mean that both breaks are inconsistent, when they are working, they produce challenging surf conditions with long right hand tubes. Mar Bravo is very popular with local boogie boarders too.
Because of the strong currents, swimming is not permitted in this area, and there are signs posted along the beach. Come prepared with clothing, food and sun protection, there are no amenities. During the summer months you will see fantastic sunsets here. As the sun dips below the ocean horizon, the sky becomes a myriad of pink and orange colors.
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|Type of beach||Golden sand|
|Length of beach||1.5 mi / 2.5 km|
|Restaurants and Cafes||None|
|Distance to Salinas||4 mi / 6.5 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||92 mi / 148 km|
|Distance to Manta||137 mi / 221 km|
|Distance to Quito||337 mi / 543 km|
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