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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is broad and long and there's no development on the shore, just a lush mangrove forrest. And the surf is peaky with numerous rip channels. And the sunsets are exceptional with lots of opportunities to see a green flash.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jjkwave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check low tide and high tide times. This beach is beautiful. Famous for the “surfability” of the waves. Great sand bottom.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rdub30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time, the beach is big, clean and seems safe. There are vendors selling weird little trinkets... I think they would make more money if they sold beer! Waves were fun but messy and disorganized at best! Great sunset !!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank odeodell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent sunsets each evening , good food, friendly faces, tide pools , monkeys , waterfalls.....we are returning soon!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connector393270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino set a world standard for rugged beauty, good surf and endless sand. Well, Playa Guiones is their Costa Rican cosmic double - except you can swim and surf without a wet suit. And there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank john_carsley
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The wind was already up, cross directional when I went to nosara and Guiones Beach. Also, the tide was high. Surfline said to expect 3 to 4 ft of surf however in this case I believe they must have been quoting Hawaiian measurements. When I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Monica_Riehl
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a good beach for sunning yourself, and if you like cooler refreshing ocean water. Neighboring Playa Pelada is prettier with warmer water.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ChefRonTravels
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I walked five miles everyday. Watch the tide table because it is difficult during high tide. Peaceful..... no buildings, no businesses, no one bothering you. It's total Pura Vida.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PeteyBrowne
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Very clean beach, good waves (for beginners), no facilities, cafés in walking distance, bring your own umbrella/sunshade as there are no trees on the beach which provide shade

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dr. Markus S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The waves and surf at Playa Guiones is superb. Waves vary day to day like everywhere, but looking down the beach and finding many tasty shapes to ride was not a problem. The main riptide appears right at the end of the road from Nosara,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark M
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November 5, 2017|
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Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to be there for a week or more I would recommend a a 4 x 4 and a golf cart. Its fun to travel around on a golf cart but for traveling away from town you will need the vehicle. Unless you are very good at... More
Eron L
November 2, 2017|
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Response from chwingman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only have been for surfing
Nerl P
October 22, 2017|
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Response from ElaineMI | Reviewed this property |
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