Image by Clifton Wilkinson Lonely Planet
The beach closest to the town is Playa El Borrego, at the end of Azueta – look for the jet aircraft. It's a long sweep of gray sand with decent waves backed by a string of casual bar-restaurants. Swimming can be treacherous – beware of rip currents – but there are flags and a lifeguard. A handful of old gauchos offer horseback rides (M$50) on the beach, which last 15 to 30 minutes.