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Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50650106220
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Great Beach

great beach for long walks dont leave things on the beach just like anywere it wont be there when you come back , lots of wild life, its a must it calm and just GREAT

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
Robert l L
Los Chiles, Costa Rica
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Olathe, Kansas
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice beach, a bit off the beaten track but accessible. Lots of locals. It was clean and there were families around, but we were asked for money by someone as we were getting into our car, and felt a bit unsafe. Was hoping to see more turtle activity. It's pretty, but there's just not much there. But... More 

Thank WendyB_Traveler
Los Chiles, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

great beach for long walks dont leave things on the beach just like anywere it wont be there when you come back , lots of wild life, its a must it calm and just GREAT

Thank Robert l L
Devon, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were here 5 years ago, when the only hotel was the Riu Guenacaste and the beach outside the hotel was delightful. There were a great number of trees providing shade and the beach was sandy (volcanic ash, turns black when wet) and the abundant wildlife was visible without leaving the sunbeds and we spent our days on this beautiful... More 

3 Thank David D
West Coast B.c.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Almost no one on the beach so can enjoy long walks. Not a swimming beach. Beautiful sunsets. Some good waves for surfing too. Don't leave valuables. (like anywhere in the world)

1 Thank FrannywestcoastB_C_
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is my favourite Costa Rican beach so far. I have seen a few. Quiet. Remote, but not too remote. Endless sand. Uncrowded. Great sunsets.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We stayed at the Riu palace Guanacaste hotel but spent a lot of time on the beach for its peacefulness and this is a good way to meet the locals. Near the hotel, on the beach, you can get massages, I would highly recommend DEY (DEYRIS) or CAROL, 2 wonderful ladies, who will make you feel great, they are properly... More 

3 Thank Alex B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

An excellent 1 hour (or 2) horseback riding excursion that takes you through the local forests, up the mountain for a scenic overview of the entire area followed by a fun gallop along Matapalo Beach. Our guide, George, was friendly and a plethora of very interesting knowledge and information which included the history of Guanacaste, its people and vegetation. The... More 

1 Thank Belinda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My best stay of my trip in Costa Rica this time. Camping on the beach, with the jungle behind us. Listening to the animals, waking up because of the heat of the sun, going to bed early, beautiful beach with only us :)

Thank leonie108
Quepos, Costa Rica
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Bring our lunch and spended our day there. Not man turist during the week a lot os shade. Close to rivers and waterfalls to visit along.

Thank Krissia6350
Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I had a wonderful time exploring this beach with my family and friends and experienced one of the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica.

Thank Jillescas

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