(Bus No 320 to San Miguel, US$0.45, 1 hr, last bus 1600) .
About 12 km from the junction for San Miguel there is a turning to the right leading in 7 km to Playa El Cuco, a popular beach with several cheap places to stay near the bus station. The main beach is liable to get crowded and dirty at weekends and holidays, but is deserted mid-week. Single women should take care here; locals warn against walking along the beach after sunset. Cases of malaria have been reported. Another popular beach, El Tamarindo, is reached by following the coastal road a little further before taking a right turn.
do you know East of La Libertad well?