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Beautiful Costa Rican beach near Samara

Only spent a few minutes here on a drive from Samara. Like every other beach in Costa Rica we have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun fishing village!

We stopped here to go to the beach. Great place for a swim and to relax. There is a shaded picnic... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only spent a few minutes here on a drive from Samara. Like every other beach in Costa Rica we have found, uncrowded and beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gsande
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We stopped here to go to the beach. Great place for a swim and to relax. There is a shaded picnic table were had lunch. Small shops and restaurants for the locals are near by.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Would highly recommend a stop in Garza, as it is more authentic to the beach town experience than Nosara up the road (even though I love it there!). A lot more low-key and better to fully "get away" from it all!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stephen_grieves
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We love Garza. It has such a different vibe than more touristy neighbor Guiones. Garza feels raw and real and local. It's great for walking around on, grabbing a drink and food at Garza Beach Lounge and swimming while you wait.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It was great having one mile of beach to ourselves and the fishermen and hermit crabs. We prefer the north side of the beach which is accessible by an off road from the main road.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mortimer S
Reviewed January 5, 2018

On our northern path we decided to try Garza Beach. Garza Beach is not enough advertised and very difficult to reach - we had to drive through a river, however the scenery, serenity, and species we found there created a great afternoon at the beach....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MirOvr
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Nice quiet beach to check out. No waves but a nice beach to chill out at. More of a locals beach with tico families having fun.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Drew C
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Playa Garza is a beautiful long beach. It is a perfect bay with a wide sand beach. Due to the trees there is also some shade. There is a village on the central part of the beach and some simple sodas (restaurants). During the week...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MundoReisen
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The beach is amazing there, there are hardly any tourists there and it is usually quiet. The sunsets are spectacular although you can't see the sun set over the water. It is a very nice beach with a lot of palm trees to it. Great...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cheyenneleto
Reviewed April 4, 2017

As others have said, a great beach with few people except fishermen. We went snorkeling here, and though this area of CR is not a popular for that activity particularly, we saw lots of small fish, beautiful starfish, a trigger fish, eels, pufferfish and lots...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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