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Ways to Experience San Juanillo Beach
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We are here in the rainy season, but have lucked out--no rain! This beach is tucked away in a tiny village and is gorgeous! Also has bathrooms and a shower to rinse off the sand/salt. There is a place to get pizza, burgers, smoothies but we did not try it. Heard from others it is quite good.

There is not a sandy bottom, so wear reef walkers to get out to snorkel or swim. Be aware, that there are sea snakes (can be dangerous) that lurk in the sand but mainly hang by the rocks, so you may want to have a local guide you. We paid $20 per person to have a local show us the underwater sights! We just approached a young man near one of the nearby fishing boats and he seemed to be fairly knowledgeable--again, we lucked out. He is local but lived in Chicago for awhile--so he knew English fairly well. His name was Alan.

Also, there is a tiny mercado that has quite a large variety of groceries for a small store. We ended up getting some kind of local white fish and grilled it that night for dinner--it was delicioso!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Is a very quite place sorrounded by nature. There are a few constructions there so you can enjoy all the time of nature

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Abner C
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very tranquil, nice place to visit, have a barbecue and just hang out.

There are lots of vultures and birds for birdwatchers. You can also explore the rocky outcrops during low tide.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank OszelMarcT
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Recommended to us for snorkeling, as there is a reef. But the day we stopped the water was too cloudy to see much of anything. More intimate harbor, clearly a place for Ticos to picnic and hang out. Pleasant, but the best thing we did was eat at Ancient People restaurant (see review).

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank spiritblue21
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I lay in a hammock under an almond tree. Very tranquil. Many ATV riders rode in and snorkelled. The family did not find many fish but enjoyed their outing. Bring your lunch and water. One pit toilet.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank EbonyWhite
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