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Off the Ruta Del Spondylus for about 2.5 miles is the stunning beach of Rosada, meaning pink. The sand is not really pink, but it is a very fine grain with a sort of melon color. It is a very attractive and peaceful location, which is great for families with children.
The sheltered beach is kept quite clean, and does not have many people on it even during the weekends at high season. The water is warm, clear and calm with generally small waves, and the gradient of the beach into the water is very shallow. All of which makes this an excellent beach for young kids.
Playa Rosada is owned by the local community, and only one restaurant is licensed to serve food and beverages. Bringing your own beverages is discouraged. But the restaurant is quite decent, and they provide a good number of deck chairs and straw umbrellas on the beach free of charge, which offers adequate sun protection.
Beyond the rocks at the north end of the beach, is another small beach, worth a walk and a short climb over some rocks. Or at low tide you can walk around the rocks.
Around the rocks near the headland at the south end of the beach is some decent snorkeling. There are some steep steps going up the cliff to a small hiking trail and a hostel on which overlooks the ocean. The soil in this area, especially up on the headland is very rich, and some of it is cultivated.
There are also a few trails to the north, and along the dirt road from Ruta del Spondylus, and there are are lots of birds to be seen.
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|Type of beach||Pinkish sand|
|Length of beach||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
|Wind Direction||On/Cross shore, 5 kts|
|Restaurants and Cafes||Only one by beach|
|Distance to Salinas||31 mi / 50 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||97 mi / 156 km|
|Distance to Manta||97 mi / 157 km|
|Distance to Quito||340 mi / 548 km|
Hotels and Hostals around Rosada Beach