The Canoa beach, with
its long stretches of white sand, has good surf, and a chilled atmosphere. The
easy-going town, originally a small fishing village, now caters to foreign
travelers, surfers and to local tourists.
Dirt roads crisscross
through town, running into the main street and beach front, lined with
restaurants and hostels. During the
week, Canoa maintains an unhurried pace which settles nicely with the hushed
sound of waves breaking and the palm leafs shifting in the breeze. In the weekend
however, Canoa fill to the brim with foreign and Ecuadorian travelers alike.
There is more than beach and bars to Canoa. If
you like to do something a bit more active you could try surfing, fishing,
paragliding, or simply a boat tour to a secluded beach. There are also
opportunities to study Spanish here. For nature lovers, you can enjoy Cliff of
the Blue Footed Boobies, Bat Caves or snorkling at Cabo Pasado.