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Playa Biesanz

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Playa Biesanz

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Manuel Antonio Park Nature Guided Tour

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Explore one of the most diverse habitats in the world on a guided nature hike through Manuel Antonio National Park. A trained eye and familiarity with the park enable your guide to point out animals you would likely overlook on your own. Additionally, the guide brings along a spotting scope so you can get up-close views of everything from monkeys and sloths to toucans and hummingbirds.
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MunozMommy wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions
It can get crowded later in the day, so go in the morning because the beach is very small. It's no longer a secret! Bring your own refreshments, but there are a few people that have set up a drinks and maybe some snacks we didn't want to risk trying. You might be able to rent a chair. Quite a bit of rocks in the water, but its warm, with gentle waves, and so pretty. Its a bit of a steep hike thru the woods, so I wouldn't want to carry too much.
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Date of experience: January 2021
McKenzie L wrote a review 4 Jan
44 contributions8 helpful votes
Crowded and dirty! I had high expectations for this beach, but I was extremely disappointed when we arrived. Don't waste time coming here and just stick to Playa Espadilla.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Pam B wrote a review Dec 2020
Northbrook, Illinois11 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited the day after Christmas 2020 along with half of Costa Rica. It is pretty but recommend going on a less crowded day. There were people renting chairs and umbrellas like on most beaches and also kayak rentals. It's a bit steep and slippery at times but you can get away with flip flops -- most people did.
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Date of experience: December 2020
sean e wrote a review Dec 2020
Denver, Colorado298 contributions85 helpful votes
really nice cove with interesting rocks and comfortable water. not too crowded on a Saturday morning. the walk down to the beachn is 10 minutes of slippery rocks.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Diana K wrote a review Dec 2020
San Francisco, California17 contributions1 helpful vote
It really pains me to write this review, as on our last trips to Costa Rica I would have given this 5 stars. The beach is small and no longer a secret, so it was really crowded, which is just no fun and kind of stressful in COVID times. There is a 5 minute hike down to the beach, which is rough if you are bringing food or young kids along. Parking is pretty sketchy around here, but you can pay someone a very small fee to watch your car. On the huge plus side, the beach will always be gorgeous, with those picture perfect views and photos. The water is really calm and super kid friendly, as the waves break far out. Also a plus to it not being hidden anymore- there were two local vendors on the beach: one selling food, and another selling coconuts and renting chairs, so now you no longer have to lug all of your stuff up and down the hill. On a quiet day, this place is definitely 5 stars. But on a crowded day (like the one we just went on Saturday), people were falling over each other, the music from a few people's portable speakers was competing in an uncomfortable way, and the experience just wasn't what it used to be.
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Date of experience: December 2020