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Playa Grande or Brasilito?

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Playa Grande or Brasilito?

I plan on staying for 4 nights in the Guanacaste region but can't decide between Playa Grande and Brasilito.

We will have a car, so we don't mind staying at a slightly more remote location. From what I gathered, Brasilito sounds like a quaint area with nice calm beaches, which we would enjoy. But we wouldn't mind taking a surf lesson one day. Also would definitely want to see the leatherback turtle nesting since we're going in the right season. So would staying at Playa Grande be more convenient for that?

Any opinion or suggestions on other things to consider?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Playa Grande or Brasilito?

Based on your information...PLAYA GRANDE!

Check by Conchal...a small nice hotel Conchal...at the side of the road...almost in front of the soccer field by Brasilito!

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2. Re: Playa Grande or Brasilito?

Playa Grande sounds more like it for you

- Surfer vibe

- Close to the turtles

- More remote

You are right that the Brasilito / Conchal beaches are calmer.

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4. Re: Playa Grande or Brasilito?

Drive time from one to another is around 25 minutes so no problem traveling between the two. Conchal one of the few sheltered beaches and so good for swimming and sometimes snorkeling. Playa Grande excellent for surfing, but beware rip tides so not so good for swimming.

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