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Best Beach around Manuel Antonio!

Love this beautiful beach that is less crowded and a bot north of the main beach in Manuel Antonio... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Mark S
Naples, Florida
Fun Beach for Gay Tourists

When you arrive at the public beach in Manuel Antonio you have to walk back towards Quepos; when... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Paul C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Not many people here at all, black sand is hot. If you are looking for a quiet deserted beach, this is it. Bring water, snacks there are no stores, kiosks etc anywhere near it. Don't drive to end of the road because there is almost...More

1  Thank jacob L
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Love this beautiful beach that is less crowded and a bot north of the main beach in Manuel Antonio. A 10 minute walk up the beach or access via four wheel drive vehicle.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Visited this beach thinking it would be nice and somewhat secluded since you have to get to it by crossing a bunch of rocks at middle/low tide at the west end of the main beach. Unfortunately, it has been basically taken over by the hotel/resort...More

Thank teemoetae
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

I drove a small vehicle. I do not recommend driving down there unless you drive a 4x4 car. It is true that I saw a gay couple, but I did not see this as a gay spot. The beach is nice but its currents are...More

Thank Snowmaninsummer
Reviewed December 26, 2017

When you arrive at the public beach in Manuel Antonio you have to walk back towards Quepos; when you arrive at the end you will find a gay friendly beach to hang out and enjoy the day. Although it is marketed as the gay beach...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This beach is to relax and to enjoy. It is not so crowded like the main beach and still a gay place.

1  Thank downd562
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Not technically a different beach but it is at the opposite end of all the people. So you wont be hounded by constant people selling things. It does still happen once in awhile.

Thank wendy d
Reviewed December 25, 2016

At the end of the main beach, but quieter. You can walk to the main beach, especially when the tide is out. Many of the gay tourists and locals will hang out at this end.

Thank Dave_and_Dan
Reviewed July 31, 2016

A great beach with tall palms, white sands, and crashing waves. Off the beaten track, this is where the locals go (and the occasional tourist). You can drive right down, park on the beach and tailgate right from your car. Pura vida!

2  Thank WendyB_Traveler
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the beach to go to to escape the crowds down by Manuel Antonio..it's quite and when the tide is out a wide expansive beach

Thank Colin R
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January 26, 2018|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
All beaches in Costa Rica are free - public access is a right! If you have to pay it’s a scam!
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Tom P |
You're right. It's been taken over by millionaires, with its resort. Sad.