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Palo Seco Beach

Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Parrita
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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West Midlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, nobody around....but not suitable for swimming due to rip tides. Scenery amazing. Very impressive

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Huntington Beach, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Tons of sealife, Crabs, sea snails, and starfish. Water was nice during lowtide and warm. The sand is dark from volcanic activity and was beautiful.

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Grifo Alto, San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beach is off the main road quiet large almost no rocks or pebbles lots of parking nice little bar,you can drive for about 30 min to the end where the river joints the ocean lots of little cabins,millions of coconut trees good fishing some real secluded motels along the way friendly people,you can set up a tent by the... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nice beach without a lot of people. There was a nice typical restaurant and bar on the left side that also has hamburgers and pasta dishes The waves might be too strong for children and poor swimmers

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautiful, deserted Pacific beach. Crashing surf and very warm water make this an unforgettable experience. The sunsets are spectacular!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Never more than a dozen people on the beach. Waves and rip tide are too strong for serious ocean swimming, but wave jumping and boogie boarding is fun, and it would be great if you are a surfer. Lovely and remote.

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Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The beach was beautiful. We walked at least 1.5 miles south one morning accompanied by the Three Amigos, dogs from the hotel. Any issues describing rip currents were unfounded, at least during our visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This beach is about 15 miles from Manuel Antonio but great for those who want to feel like they are on a private beach. Palm trees almost touch the surf line and the waves are great. Sand is dark, almost black due to volcanic actiivty on the Pacific coast many eons ago. Noone in sight for miles north or south... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice beach (not amazing, though) but you can't really swim as the waves are huge, and the riptides are strong. Go to Manuel Antonio - much less exlclusive, much more people, but at least you can swim...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

......as long as there are no holidays in Costa Rica. This beach is a real find, but keep to yourself. You can walk for hours and never be bothered, wake can be very dangerous.

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