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Sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing are the main activities here. While there are sometimes good waves to be caught at the beach breaks all up and down this section of coast, serious surfers will want to head to the point break at Mompiche. You can rent jet skis and Hobie Cats from a variety of stands set up on the beach. Rates run from $10 to $20 (£6.65-£13) per hour.

If you want to do any organized tours, check in with your hotel desk, or contact Delgado Travel (tel. 06/2723-723), a large, national tour agency with an office in Esmeraldas. Tours include sport fishing, whale- and dolphin-watching, and visits to La Tolita and the mangrove forests of the Cayapas-Mataje Ecological Reserve.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.