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Chacala Review

Some 30 km (19 mi) north of Rincón de Guayabitos, Chacala is another 9 km (5 mi) from the highway through exuberant vegetation. You can dine or drink at the handful of eateries right on the beach, take in the soft-scented sea air and the green-blue sea, or bodysurf and boogie board. Swimming is safest under the protective headland to the north of the cove; surfing is often very good, but you have to hire a boat to access the point break. The beach is long but rather narrow when the tide is in. At this writing, access to the beach was blocked by land that had been privatized for a major hotel project, but there was still beach access via the holistic retreat, Mar de Jade, near the south end of the bay. Facilities: Food concessions.

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