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Warm aqua turquoise water

We walked 50 metres and visited Playa Larga four times to snorkel and walk. For best visibility, we... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Prince George, Canada
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Lovely tropical beach with stunning views

This is the largest beach on the island, and it would be paradise was it not for the large... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Adda M
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All reviews abandoned resort largest beach low tide covered in graffiti beautiful beach fish ship ferry playa ruins rocks beaches reef water derelict paradise island
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had a great time: clear blue water, empty beaches, nice roads to walk. Staying at Gerald's is highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ries P
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

An interesting and beautiful beach. The abandoned resort is weird and quite fascinating. To see the abandoned rooms with plants growing round them. The colourful painted walls of what was the bar area. There's also the ship left stranded on the beach which is heavily...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Melsy1
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The bit up ship abandoned on the the beach and the ruins of a once hotel casino right behind the beach are the only set back to an otherwise absolutely amazing beach with calm and pristine waters . This is a “crowded” Saturday afternoon !!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Alessandro C
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We walked 50 metres and visited Playa Larga four times to snorkel and walk. For best visibility, we snorkelled at high tide from the southeast end around the headland to the bay of Playa Sueca (no visibility) with a myfloat floatation device and we are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank wendygL6226FC
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Concur with some of the other reviews- between the abandoned ferry and the equally abandoned hotel, this beach is just creepy.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JCW703
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Both times we have gone, 4 years apart, we have been bitten by miniature small sea creatures or jelly fish much more than at any of the other Contadora beaches. Also, the bombed out and abandoned hotel should be razed so that it is not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Nothing to do just enjoy the sun, the sand, the sea and the wild nature with deers and birds. No tourists, no umbrellas, just peace...

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Cosomot
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Like all the beaches in Contadora this is beautiful with fantastic sand and blue sea. Make sure you take everything with you as there are no shops/stalls etc... on the beaches. Within 2 minutes walk of Geralds B & B

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank AndrewClareFred
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Beach on the far side of the airport on Contadora. In an abandoned part of the island near buildings that are uninhabited and covered in graffiti. There is a cap sized boat on the beach. It had lovely sand and crystal blue water. However the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Lance R
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is the largest beach on the island, and it would be paradise was it not for the large, abandoned resort that occupies most of the area behind the beach. A number of residential buildings as well as a beach bar lie derelict behind the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Adda M
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