AAA Editor Notes
Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) is s. of the Río Cuale and can be accessed from Calle Olas Altas. City officials have long tried to rename this popular beach Playa del Sol. Better for sunning than for swimming (the water is somewhat polluted), Playa de los Muertos attracts locals, European tourists and budget travelers. Sunbathers crowd the sand (particularly on Sundays and holidays), parasailers soar above it and roaming vendors hawk barbecued fish on a stick—the PV equivalent of a Coney Island hot dog. At the southern end of the beach is El Púlpito, a rock formation shaped like a pulpit.