February 10, 2012

San Clemete Ecuador: a Small, Quaint Fishing Village

San Clemete is a small fishing village with a population of about 10,000 people. It is about 23 miles south of Bahia de Caraquez and shares in the same rugged beauty as Bahia with pretty hills and rocky shorelines. 

 
San Clemente has a lot of sandy beach to play on when the tide is out.  The best time for beach walking and enjoying the sandy beaches is in the early morning because that is when the tide is out.  If you’re walking past a peninsula, you’d better start out early so as to make sure you make it back into the village before high tide, unless you want to trek through the hilly terrain to get back into the village. 


                       
The village boasts a few mom and pop type grocery marts, a panaderia (bakery), a pharmacy, about four restaurants, several hostels, a nice hotel, and a modern condominium complex, and that’s about it, all nestled within this picturesque seaside village.

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