|East, towards Trujillo
As Caribbean beaches go, Trujillo beaches in themselves are presentable but by no
means exceptional. There is no coral to speak of. The water is not sparkling clear.
However, the beaches do make for good walks and beach combing; they are sandy and the
scenery is a notch above most. The jungle clad mountains directly behind Trujillo rise up
majestically, making a fabulous backdrop for a walk along the beach.
As you make your way along the shore you will wade through frequent shallow estuaries
created by the many small rivers and streams that make their way down the jungle
|Beach view of magnificent back drop
Better beaches are available West of Trujillo. We recommend a day outing; walk, take a bus
or taxi the ten kilometers to Santa Fe where the surf and beaches are significantly
cleaner. There are several restaurants in Santa Fe, the "Caballero
Restaurant" being a good example of the best. They serve huge portions of
If the beach is the chief object of your holiday, then Trujillo should probably not be
your first choice. However, taken as a whole, these beaches are a significant enhancement
to your stay in the Trujillo area.