A friend of mine actually saw a croc in the rivermouth of Barranca the day before I got there in February. I stayed out of the river and waded through the minefield of barnacle covered rocks this time out! I've never hit this place when it's really going off but have definitely gotten rides way longer than a minute. You finally get out of the wave and the lineup is so ridiculously far away. Very cool. Not much to do in this area and it's hotter than balls, but Diego and Katia will hook you up at Hotel Boca Barranca with homecooked meals and an ok place to crash walking distance to the break (watch your flops). Food and beer + 3 nights $200 for two people.