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Description: A clothing-optional gay beach.

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La Playitas de Manuel Antonio

we went onto several beaches in Manuel Antonio but were lucky not to have been pursuesd by the raccoons that appeared almost everywhere stealing people's food, backpacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we went onto several beaches in Manuel Antonio but were lucky not to have been pursuesd by the raccoons that appeared almost everywhere stealing people's food, backpacks, belongings, and in one case, a woman's wallet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I had a great time during our visit to Costa and this was a little gem we discovered!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The private beach of Playita was just beautiful! A lil castaway hideaway. The tourists don't know about it. You literally almost have paradise to yourself. <3

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Aurora, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This used to be "THE GAY BEACH," but a development went up right behind the beach, so the character has greatly changed. It is still a nice spot, one of my favorite beaches around the world, but just know that it has changed - it is mostly utilized by families that stay at the hotel, and can sometimes be a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome beach spot, especially if you'd like to be a bit farther away from the tourist attractions. The jungle really meets the beach over here. I've been to this spot multiple times and always have an excellent experience with the jungle fauna and the ocean waves. -Saw the cutest sloth ever last time I was here and watching my boo... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found this beach by accident when looking for a different beach. We had a car so we wound up driving right down onto the beach. You can park under the trees in the shade and have all of your snack and drinks in the car. My husband and I really enjoyed this beach. The swells were pretty big that... More 

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Utrecht, Nederland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Some websites highlight it as THE gay beach, where you can relax and play. However, that was years ago. Currently, it's not worth going there (especially not in the rainy season), as the beach is empty and only visited by local families.

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

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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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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