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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Description: This public beach is popular with surfers.

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There are a lot of nice beaches near Puerto Viejo. You can go and swim in Playa Negra, but I took a tour bike for 5$ a day and did a tour on the coast. I found awesome beaches. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2013
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

There are a lot of nice beaches near Puerto Viejo. You can go and swim in Playa Negra, but I took a tour bike for 5$ a day and did a tour on the coast. I found awesome beaches. I absolutely like the beach and the caribbean style of living

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

nice sand and blue water but the weather was against swimming. great walks along the beaches and plenty of quiet places to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

beautiful beach, white sand... but the waters are pretty rough and they advise people not to enter. great place to take photos though.

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great wave, a little too much for my skill level, but fun! Beach - Waves - Sun - and some rain... what else! Beach - Waves - Sun ... Beach - Waves - Sun ...

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tulsa, ok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Each Beach is different, don't settle for just one, always drive just a meter down the road to the next little town and beach. Wonderful experience.

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Suffern, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It was only a minute from my hotel....and many others. It is not a white and beautiful sandy beach, but so easy to get to ! Watch out, there is coral nearby and it can cut you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Excellent beach, never crowded. Its beautiful with friendly people and actually good lifeguards. A fun and safe beach on the beautiful caribbean.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

November is not the best time to do the beach here unless you are a surfer. Luckily, the area offers much more than just beached.

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loomis ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

A little further out of town if you have a car, you can experience a local beach. We watched a baptism in the river nearby. We rented Kayaks($20) for 2 hours and went into the ocean and a good distance down the river. Nice way to spend the day

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It's a fine place to walk, to wade, to swim (watch out for the coral here and there), and to watch seven-year-olds teach themselves to surf.

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