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Playa San Pablo
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San Pablo beach is a mid-sized fishing village along the Ruta Del Sol. All along the beach front there are loads of outdoor restaurants serving a wide variety of fresh seafood including octopus and lobster caught daily. At times, the ocean gets a bit rough, but a shallow drop-off makes it pretty safe for swimming and young children playing in the smaller waves.
During the high-season there are loads of large buses parked along the roadside, bringing several hundred beach-goers from Guayaquil. Except for the beach, the town of San Pablo is otherwise a drab town with very little happening except fishing and construction supplies.
Strong steady winds make for good windsurfing and kite surfing with the comfort of not being completely alone. The best place for both, is south west of the town near the river estuary, nearer to Punta Blanca, where the beach is at its broadest, and there are no obstructions. This makes San Pablo easy for rigging and launching kites. Plus, the shallow gradient of the beach makes this area of San Pablo beach ideal for safe water entry with a kite or board.
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|Type of beach||Golden sands|
|Length of beach||3.7 mi / 6.0 km|
|Wind Direction||Cross shore|
|Restaurants and Cafes||Lots along the road|
|Distance to Salinas||17 mi / 28 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||81 mi / 130 km|
|Distance to Manta||107 mi / 173 km|
|Distance to Quito||360 mi / 580 km|
Restaurants: All along San Pablo beach there is a string of family restaurants. A few of them are more of a sports bar style, with TV blaring all day long. Many of them have excellent food, serving fresh fish and meat dishes as well as coctails from the bar.