That is such a beautiful spont! It was always my favorite stop on the way down to Pedernales. The Fish is Amazing
and the River water so very refreshing... The beach was very rocky and I am a "spoiled soft sand" beach person so skipped that.
Further South there were a few pretty high end hotels opening up when I was last there - prob about 2014..
One in Pariso
another -- a bit further south...
There are a few outside of Bahrarona where I also stayed but were not really Worth A Trip.
Pedernales Is Worth the Trip, I think - the drive alone along the coast road - Even by Bus - is one of the best in the World.
There are two hotels I used to stay in there -
One was Dona Chava which is charming and billed as a sort of "ecolodge" which is I guess what they call it when they do not have AC but do have a patio with benches and a parrot.
Then another a bit further afield - I would have to search for it.. but it is the only one in town with a swimming pool.
Pedernales only fills with tourists from the Capital on weekends but it would be wise to make reservations there if you plan on going over a weekend.
And bring plenty of cash... since more than once I have had to stay over til Monday afternoon since the AtM machine would run out of cash..
The main draw, of course, is Bahia de Las Agiles
Which - I assume that Everyone Who Lives there is actually required to visit, right? There is some sort of question about it on the residency papers?
Well, there ought to be.
But outside of town there is a road going off to the North and up into the pine forests - which reminds me of the Canadian NW,..
Bring/rent a 4x4
It is tough going on the back of a motochoncho!! Sure - They will SAY that they can take you... But...just - don't.