To be fair, the city center area does have more people bustling about than the beach area. There are the produce vendors selling fruits and veggies where the Mercado is. BTW, they are working on the building of the Mercado, so it was pretty much in disarray when we were there.
And there are the people, who own restaurants and little shops opening up their businesses.
And there are the trikes and taxi’s wondering around looking for fares.
But the beaches are deserted.