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Absolutely stunning beach

Off the beaten path and a little hard to find but well worth the effort. Follow the path from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Off the beaten track

Playa Blanca is an adventure to get to. The roads are tough so make sure you have a reliable car... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got up early to come to the beach for a quiet walk before the crowds arrived. It was beautiful but the noisy leaf blower spoiled everything. Leaf blowers seem really out of keeping with the way things are run here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten path and a little hard to find but well worth the effort. Follow the path from the car park down to the beach and keep walking to the left. You will come to rocks with a rope to help you climb (only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lisa23582015
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Playa Blanca is an adventure to get to. The roads are tough so make sure you have a reliable car! There is a small parking lot and an attendant when we visited. We were told to be sure to take everything of value with you....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frequentflyer24
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Playa Blanca and its sister beach were recommended by our concierge. We drove about 45 minutes and found the turnoff--a hidden gem! Quite a community tucked away and secure parking was about $5. The first beach is pretty, a little rocky, and very calm--excellent for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank knuckles2
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sand, awesome waves. Benches to have lunch !!! Great places to lay in the shade and sun!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Melissa D
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Very serene beach, beautiful views even on a overcast day. Not many people here and plenty of parking on street.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jaijara19
Reviewed February 28, 2017

this is a nice small beach. when we went, we were alone so that was great. the water was nice and the sand was great as well. the waves were not that bad so it was easy to go in the water. it was really...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank mel029
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Just so you know ... Playa Blanca in Guanacaste is not the similarly named beach in other parts of the country. This beach is between Playa Junquillal and Playa Negra in Guanacaste on the Nicoya Peninsula, facing west to the Pacific. It is an amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Shorty B
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing beaches we have ever visited. Lovely sand, plenty of trees for shade, free loungers (if you're early); picnic and BBQ spots, warm clear water, rocks pools at low tide for the kids. Just lovely. Access tricky as it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Matvl
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice beach near playa del coco where locals go but no easy access have to walk far to get there and sand not so white but beautiful view.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mypyli
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