Welcome to Echedo
Far more captivating than anything in town are the Charco Manso, natural saltwater pools lying at the end of a 4km meandering narrow road that winds down among shrubs and volcanic rock. On a fine day the clear turquoise waters are heavenly, but at high tide or when the ocean is stirred there can be strong currents here. Be especially cautious of the caves dug into the shore; peek into them on a calm day, but never swim here. The cave bottoms are pocked with tunnel-like holes called tragadores (literally, ‘swallowers’) that can suck you in as the tide ebbs.