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La Playita

Quepos, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Quepos
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: La Playita is the last beach on the unbroken stretch of sand between Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio and the town of Quepos on the Pacific coast of... more »
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

its a private beach now - which sucks. but we sneaked onto the beach, anyway - absolutely the most beautiful beach in manuel antonio.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We heard about a fabulous gay beach but has now been taken over by a huge hotel. There is now an even smaller section, literally a few feet wide left :( that being said, there are beautiful beaches everywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
90 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Arrive at low tide and stay until low tide. Unless of course you are staying at the new hotel that has annoying guests screaming and shouting at each other. Waves are fun but be careful of the rip tides. You might loose a child or two if you are not attentive. No surfing on regular boards but the boogie boards... More

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Manuel Antonio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Nice place to meet people. Sun, sand and ocean all mix together with the friendly people to coming to visit. One of the most beatifull places in the world. Really recommend to go and enjoy this place

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a beautiful area which can be seen from various hotels around the area but better experienced walking along the water or sitting under the tree canopy along the beaches. There are folks always willing to rent or sell you something, including chair rentals. Be assertive, polite, and say no when you do not want to rent or buy.... More

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The beach was lovely. The water was warm, clear and beautiful. Be careful of the monkeys they will steal things from your backpack.

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Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

not as busy as other years but it's still the best place to hang out with other gay guys, met some Ticos and had a greet time

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Long walk to La Playita, blazing in the hot sun. You had to wither be in the shade, or in the water.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

its worth it. Small beautiful beach. Excellent surf. LOvely waves to swim around in. Hot surfer guys. MOstly locals, some tourist. Liked it ALOT!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

since they bluid uo that ugly hotel right in front of the beach, this is place is not the same. Do not waste your time do something else instead

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