As you drive into Puerto Angel, the first beach you will see is Playa Principal. In the mornings, much activity is centered around the pier where fishing boats are arriving with their catch. Tuna is probably the most common (Try a real tuna fish salad at one of the restaurants.), also red snapper, shark, bonito, sailfish, lobster, conch, octopus, and many others. Tuna and lobster will not be as plentiful when the water temperature is higher. The old concrete pier, which really sits too high above the waterline to be of much use for unloading the boats, was built before there were paved roads in the area for the purpose of shipping coffee. The pier was refurbished in 1999. There are several restaurants along the beach and a small naval installation.