Playa Espadilla is a VERY dangerous beach to swim. I had seen a couple of old faded rip tide warning signs, but with so many people in the water, I wrongly ignored them. In the afternoon of my second last day of a week at Kacha Beach Club I got pulled out in a rip tide. When I realized I could not swim back, I started yelling for help but it seemed nobody on the beach could hear me.
I stayed calm, rolled on my back to float and waved my arms. Within less than a minute a volunteer lifeguard was speeding towards me on his surf board, Johnny pulled me to safety.
These people do a tremendous and unappreciated job, I was his third of the day and he rescued five the previous day. They need to get some funding. There also needs to be more signage spread along the beach where people can see them, not in amongst the trees.
Be careful in Paradise.