We spent eight nights in Tofo in September 2016, and found it to be a fun, friendly, idyllic beach destination.
The range of activities fthrough surfing, swimming, ocean safaris, scuba diving, cycling horse riding etc were tremendous, and I was just as happy lolling about watching the comings and goings on the beach.
Some things I learned that I either didn't know or struggled to find clear info on it before I went there:
- there's a small but active scene, with a decent choice of places to eat and drink, including in the town market area. People turn in relatively early most nights but Fridays in Hotel Tofo Mar and Sundays in the little bars in the market area are a blast.
- prices are very low for the European pocket. 80 cent a beer, most meals for two with drinks coming in at €15 or sometimes less, my highlight deal was €4 for a lobster and chips.
- I felt completely safe, and one half-hearted attempt aside from a policeman, no scamming or bribe issues.
- swimming is safe in an area to the south of Tofo Beach, and the coastline offers miles of beautiful walks
I've given a detailed account here:
And some video footage including drone and underwater shots here: