Sometimes downtown refers to a beach or shoreline. So it is here where the activity of the town revolves around the central plaza, Plaza del Charco, located just a stone's throw from the small fishermens' harbour. So close that people mingle and stroll from the plaza to the harbour to have a look out to sea, perhaps to see some newly caught specimens of fish, often cleaned and sold right there on the shore. On this day at the end of October the water was calm and the air warm. Enough for several bathers to sit on the stony beach in the sun and test the waters.
Here the old customs house, now converted into a government tourism office and handicraft shop.
And here the meeting place of many who love to sit and watch the movement, read a paper, dine, have coffee or a wine and tapa with friends: Plaza del Charco.
And here the central pond and childrens' playground. There are always plenty of pigeons to feed.
Nearby streets are crowded with little restaurants with their tables outside on the sidewalk.
This past week there has been a three continent handicraft fair, showing arts and crafts from South American countries, Cuba, Mexico, Africa and Canary Islands. My next entry will show photos from this event.
Baskets from Peru
So thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again. Until then, hasta la vista!