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Nice but not much else around

San Juanillo is a nice beach, some areas are a bit too rough for swimming. I would definitely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Erica G
San Francisco, California
Great beaches

Stayed in San Juanillo for 3 weeks. Greatly enjoyed the beach. The snorkeling was excellent. You... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Central Street | Off of Highway 160, San Juanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

San Juanillo is a nice beach, some areas are a bit too rough for swimming. I would definitely recommend wearing water shoes otherwise your feet will get destroyed. There aren't any restaurants or shops around so you'll need to bring food and drinks if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Erica G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in San Juanillo for 3 weeks. Greatly enjoyed the beach. The snorkeling was excellent. You could also walk along the beach to multiple connected bays. Some surfers present, but other locales may be better if that is your prime interest. Many great local restaurants...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JimHaze
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit this beach last week. It was hot out (31 C) and the water was so nice. We snorkeled with our 8 year old and had a blast. The tide pools were nice too. Not crowded, 22km north of the Pelada / Guiones beaches....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nerker
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Buddha hotel and restaurant just four minutes from this place. We had an incredible time with the staff at the Buddha and they pointed Us in the direction of this beach. If you walk along the coastline you will find a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monica_Riehl
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

But go to the side where the fishing pangas are. It’s less rocky, and when the waves are high there is fun body surfing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChefRonTravels
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

The beach is two deep water coves separated by a sand bar peninsula. There is a small hike-able hill at the far end of the sand bar which makes it a cool place to explore. Fishing planchas anchored away from the beach on the left...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank davidkJ3768AP
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Is simple, is still in the middle of nothing. No big buildings around and pure nature and local people around. The ocean is clear and they are many tide pools to enjoy. Amazing for snorkeling, swimming, having a beer, etc. Is this beach with some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank coquigarciar
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We had a really nice moment here with my wife and a couple of friend we had a beer while waching a wonderful sunset in this nice beach with narrow and safe warhers. Remember, to get here you have to drive long a dirty but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Giorgio C
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s off the beaten path but definitely worth it. Great place to swim, sunbathe and chill. Love this beach. We go here every time we go to Costa Rica

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CAMBelden
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

This beach is uncrowded and one of the most beautiful places on earth I’ve ever seen. There are tress for shade. The water is warm and calm. Not a beach that you need to worry about rip and surf. There is also a side of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 3, 2017|
Response from 3m0yA | Reviewed this property |
Travel will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes (60 km) from Tamarindo to San Juanillo. You need a 4wd vehicle to get there. The place definitely worth it.
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November 26, 2016|
Response from Pedro P | Reviewed this property |
The town is quite small and rural but the cost line is beautiful, you can take boat trips from the bay to see and swim with the turtles, dolphins and whales. Accommodation there is a few in town and nearby we been to tree... More
November 25, 2016|
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Response from PangaPeladas | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave Thank you for enjoying my review. I don't know anything bout the real estate market for San Juanillo. Good luck .