Capaes is a suburb or "urbanisacion" of the town of Santa Elena in Santa Elena province, located on the Ruta del Spondylus. It has a small surf break and a clean 6 km beach. It is the home of one of the most upmarket gated communities with beachfront properties in the Salinas / Santa Elena peninsula. Nearby are two other gated communities Herrandua and Villa Marina.
One interesting attraction is the small Maritime Museum housed in the Farallon Dillon Hotel.
Cevicherias line the beach on the Ruta del Spondylus near to the residential areas.
The most notable hotel/hostal in the area is Hosteria Farallon Dillon