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Best beach!

Playa Blanca and its sister beach were recommended by our concierge. We drove about 45 minutes and... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Beautiful sand beach

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

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Melissa D
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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

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!!!

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.

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

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

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

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.

Thank mypyli
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

ACCESS: This is a beach owned by the hotels/resorts (which from the beach look incredible). You can access by parking at nearby playa mantas and walking south along the beach. It's maybe a 10 minute leisurely walk. The water is perfect, very still with occasional...More

2  Thank Jordan L
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Thanks to all the reviewers that pointed us to Playa Blanca. This was one of our favorite "finds" in Costa Rica. We stayed at Jaco Beach and Playa Blanca was only a 30 minute drive. You have to follow directions to get to Playa Blanca...More

9  Thank AZVAL
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great beach, white sand, clear and warm water. Bring your own umbrella and food, and please take your garbage with you since this is a nice clean place.

Thank Lina Margarita G
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