Welcome to Bahía de Caráquez
The city was devastated by the 2016 earthquake, however, with many businesses reduced to rubble. We have to admit, with two recent visits here, tourism has yet to recover. The major structures standing are redone fancy condos for visiting wealthy folks from Quito, who had the money and/or insurance to rebuild.
It's worthwhile to visit if only for one of the country's best ceviche stands, and bird-watchers will delight in the very affordable trips on and around Isla Corazon, just 7km across the San Vicente bridge.