Along its picturesque shores ocean currents routinely bring in floating trash from neighbouring countries. Bottle tops, toothbrush head, plastic cups and pots even fluorescent light tubes are just some of the item caught up in the ocean currents.
Local artist Alejandro Duran constantly scours the coastline looking for all manner of discarded items to incorporate into his brilliant Washed-Up project.
It sees him using a myriad of junk and rubbish to create all manner of colour co-ordinated and imaginative artworks that interact and form part of the local landscape. To date, Duran estimate he's found items from up to 50 different countries floating in the ocean.
"THE RESULTING PHOTO SERIES DEPICTS A NEW FORM OF COLONIZATION BY CONSUMERISM, WHERE EVEN UNDEVELOPED LAND IS NOT SAFE FROM THE FAR-REACHING IMPACT OF OUR DISPOSABLE CULTURE"
Whilst beautiful to look at, they form a stark reminder of the damaging effects our daily habits have on the wider environment.