Before reaching Playa Guardalavaca which is the endpoint of the road you have option to turn left and go to Playa Esmaralda. It is also known as emerald beach, this name is derived from the deep green color of the water. Playa Esmaralda is a good spot for snorkelers because of the nice coral reef. The beach is 750 meter long and surrounded by cliffs. The beach is nearby the Bahía de Naranjo, a nature reserve. In this bay you find a special attraction, swimming with dolphins!