It's not far from Zancudo, but it takes a little while to get there because of the rutted dirt roads and narrow hidden bridges you have to keep an eye out for. But it's a pretty drive through some tiny barios (towns) and over quite a few picturesque rivers looking out through hanging vines out to the gulf. Apparently in 2018 they added a bridge so you don't have to cross the larger river. I mean you still cross the river on the bridge, but now you don't have to drive THROUGH the river. LOL
See Getting To and From Pavones Surf Town on a Budget.
Because it's still the off season (excuse me, the green season), the whole town is pretty much closed up. We found one woman in the center of town who served us beer and would make some basic plates if we wanted but they weren't serving off the menu. La Bruschetta (La Piña) looked pretty and colorful but David wanted something with people in it. Um, off season, we're lucky it's even open! Turns out that was a big mistake skipping it. I went some time later and it was amazing.
We stopped at the park to watch the waves. The surf was small but you could see how it could be a long ride with it's diagonal break.
I've been told that Pavones doesn't have as much of a sense of community as neighboring areas like Pilón and Zancudo, but it's small and quiet, but seems it would be a cool little town to spend some time in during the high season.
UPDATE: La Bruschetta (formerly La Piña so that's what the sign says and what most people still call it), is run by a woman who knows her stuff. It's not cheap, but here you will find real Italian food with, hold your hats, real cheese. Cheese like Gorgonzola even! Their plate of mixed bruschetta is out of this world and the pizza is worth every cheese bite.
It's right across the street from the beach where there used to be a platform and dining table on top of the big rock. Steps still (sort of exist) to climb to the top, but the platform is no longer usable.
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