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Playa Camarones Review

The long, flat, brown sand of Shrimp Beach, favored by locals, parallels the malecón and the hotel Rosita as far north as the Buenaventura Hotel. It's always changing, perhaps rock-strewn in the morning and clear later when the tide goes out. In high (winter) season and holiday weekends, the beach has a lifeguard and water-sports concessions. Watch for whales in winter, too, from the P.V. Beach Club bar (whose owner has a penchant for impromptu karaoke sessions) or from the Barracuda Restaurant, next door. Although the waves are gentle, there are strange currents here, which should discourage all but strong swimmers. What you see here most often are small groups of men and boys surf casting. Facilities: Lifeguard (sometimes), banana-boat rides, Jet Skis, parasailing; food concessions, parking (at Parque Hidalgo).

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