Altitude: 15 meters (49 feet)
Phone Code: 05
Not much distinguishes Pedernales from other coastal towns. While it features the same bamboo beachside bars as Atacames
, it lacks the line of hotels and hostels that might give it more of a welcoming, resort feel. Instead, it remains more of a bustling commercial hub and crossroads for traffic north and south rather than a desirable destination in itself.
That said, the town is not a bad option if you're looking to break up a trip from Esmeraldas
. The beach, while not spectacular, is certainly picturesque enough to pencil in some time for sand and sun.
Other places nearby Pedernales: Jama , Manta City, Santa Marianita, Canoa, BahÃa de CarÃ¡quez and Crucita.