It has been about four years since I last visited Playa Arrocito and there have been some dramatic improvements to the facilities. For one thing, they actually have facilities. This well-designed parking lot with separate entrance and exit, complete with bathrooms and showers didn't exist back then. In order to use anything like this it was necessary to visit the ultra-modern Ocean Bar Bistro.
Now this is more like it. Wheelchair accessible all the way. To see what a huge improvement this really is, be sure to check out the older staircase on the other side of the beach here.
It's thriving. It certainly helps to bring out entire families when the elderly have safer access. Grandparents love the beach too.
This is the Ocean Bar Bistro side of the beach. It's not too intrusive on public space, just its own little nook.
Just when you might think all the available space has been taken for development, people still find space to build something more. This is directly across from the new parking lot.
Here's the old parking lot and that wall on the right is the beginning of a new foundation.
This is the main entrance to Arrocito. Just ahead are the Punta Gaviota condominiums. Arrocito is to the left. For the first time in a decade I went to the right and was amazed at how much had been built.
One enormous hotel to rival the mega-resorts of Tangolunda. I really don't know this town as well as I thought I did.
Following along the road is a new-to-me luxury housing development.
Across the valley, there is the other side of Punta Gaviota.
The streets, still waiting for building and apparently ready, continue all the way to Playa Tejon and the main road.