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45 kms from the town of Santa Cruz, Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful wide beach with a beautiful scene of little island right off shore. Good beach for ATV rides. Some people paddle board to the island.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MiteshP
Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

Great place to relax, great restaurants, look for the north area of the beach just very secluded and beautiful, best spot to see the sunset

Date of experience: November 2018
12  Thank ATVBeachTours
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Playa Brasilito’s sand has a dull, grey colour. That’s the main reason that nobody - neither locals nor tourists - uses this beach and instead chooses to walk the 10 minutes to marvellous Playa Conchal with its white sands. On your way to Conchal stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I came here twenty years ago, exactly in 1999 and I found the people of Brasilito very friendly and hard working. I will say the beach is beautiful black sand with three restaurants and two surf breaks. One of the most beautiful spots is Punta...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Erik1garcia
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Brasilito beach was pretty cool. It had a very jungle feel. It was another beach that we explored with our ATVs. It was secluded without many tourists and the mountains made you feel as if you were somewhere completely different. I loved that we had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

As I see it, this is the least touristy beach in this area. It neighbors Playa Conchal to the south and Playa Flamingo to the north. Both are hopping with tourists. Playa Brasilito is empty. It is a beautiful place to walk and or ride...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BalticWanderer
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Dont come here if you are expecting paradise! Brasilito is one of my favourite beaches..I live near here and I am just laughing at the reviews I have just read because what is described is what you may find in any CR beach town..The difference...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank silkfunkybrit
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This beach is located in the center a large touristic area which includes the areas of Conchal, Flamingo and Potrero, among other. Brasilito has a lot of places to enjoy beach related activities. Try local or international food in the multiple restaurants located in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Stefano B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Run-down, dirty beach with hypodermic needles and condoms lying around. Also has open drainage running directly into the ocean from a nearby shanty town. Pity it has so much potential. Avoid it for now.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lead S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We have driven all over Costa Rica and my husband and I hated this place, luckily we were just driving through. Extremely dirty, locals were trying to get us the pay for parking at the beach, and my husband was approached by some guy begging...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Cara A
6 January 2015|
Response from Erik1garcia |
To rent a car is unnecessary because a taxi from Liberia airport to Brasilito may cost you $70 for two people. Best Regards Erik García