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Really big, quiet, isolated beach. Plenty of parking, decent restaurant across the street, a hidden... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
jay t
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Isolated and beautiful. We enjoyed this Beach on our own. Easy to find but rough road going in... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Charee R
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Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Really big, quiet, isolated beach. Plenty of parking, decent restaurant across the street, a hidden find!

Thank jay t
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Palo Seco beach is isolated and remote along a bumpy dirt road with foreboding abandoned unfinished buildings with gang tags. To get to Palo Seco there is only one way in, through an impoverished town even by C.A. standards. There are beggers / addicts that...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Isolated and beautiful. We enjoyed this Beach on our own. Easy to find but rough road going in. Picnic tables and parking area available. This was one of the highlight of our CR trip.

Thank Charee R
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Palo Seco beach is one of my favourite. We stayed in Manuel Antonio, but drove to Palo Seco every couple of days. Almost not a soul there. This is the place where you can be undisturbed and blend with nature. The best place in Costa...More

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Can't believe the huge beautiful beach with note a soul in sight! Bring a picnic and some shade and enjoy the surf. Watch the tide if you have young kids.

Thank Des494
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We rented a beautiful home on the beach, wonderful vacation spot! Beautiful beach, very secluded. Be prepared for the very rough road if you rent here or visit the beach

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Lots of driftwood, hence its name, translates to “dry stick”. Off the beaten path but quiet and private. Lots of sand dollars.

Thank patscott2016
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a spot off the beaten path, you’ve found it. A wide, beautiful beach with dark sand that reflects the sky and soft sand, it is lovely for walking. We went twice looking for sand dollars with no luck but found...More

Thank DrJHyde
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Horrible place. Got robbed. Crack addicts steal from nearby village. This part of Costa Rica is not very safe I don't recommend it

Thank KZ N
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Playa Palo Seco is out of the way coming from Parrita to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. This is a remote place in terms of the number of tourists. The beach is always almost empty and is best for a quiet alone time. Sunsets are amazing.

Thank Oszel Marc T
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Response from tyfairclough | Reviewed this property |
Driving down there is only really 3 choices. 2 Hotels, I stayed at the Clandestino, it was truly fantastic. The other hotel ( I forget it name) or further down there I drove past some holiday let homes.