We geared up and hit the water which was about 74 degrees, so we were glad for the wetsuits by the time we got out an hour later. We were never in more than about 15 feet of water even when several hundred feet off shore. Perfect for snorkeling. We’d rate the reef as “Best of the Pacific” at least in our experience. We’ve snorkeled and scuba dived in Hawaii and Costa Rica, and this was better. There are lots of scuba diving shops here, but unless you just have a major urge to blow bubbles, there’s no need for the additional gear or expense of renting tanks and weight belts.
After snorkeling we spent a couple hours sitting on the beach reading, having a picnic, and yes, drinking a cerveza before heading home around 4. It was a great day at the beach.