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La Playita

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Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
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A clothing-optional gay beach.

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heaven on earth

This beach is to relax and to enjoy. It is not so crowded like the main beach and still a gay place.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lake City, Florida
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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is to relax and to enjoy. It is not so crowded like the main beach and still a gay place.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Not technically a different beach but it is at the opposite end of all the people. So you wont be hounded by constant people selling things. It does still happen once in awhile.

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

At the end of the main beach, but quieter. You can walk to the main beach, especially when the tide is out. Many of the gay tourists and locals will hang out at this end.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A great beach with tall palms, white sands, and crashing waves. Off the beaten track, this is where the locals go (and the occasional tourist). You can drive right down, park on the beach and tailgate right from your car. Pura vida!

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is the beach to go to to escape the crowds down by Manuel Antonio..it's quite and when the tide is out a wide expansive beach

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My hostel arranged a surf lesson with Alex/Marco and it took place here. This beach is much more quiet, no restaurants or amenities but it is a short walk from the busier part of the beach for these things. Saw monkeys next to the beach and the surf lesson was great. Almond and coconut trees on this beach made it... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a pretty beach with nice white sand. It was good for beginning surfing and body surfing when we were there. There is some shade, but like every beach in Costa Rica, you need to have someone there to watch your stuff. Don't just leave it on the beach while you swim. Ditto for the car, don't leave anything... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Fewer people head down to the far end of Playita so it is lovely to not be so crowded - less touristy. Great wave action with the large rock formation and shade can be found. Beautiful here first thing in the morning.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Playita is a great beach if you are looking for surf lessons. Marco gave lessons to two novice adult surfers in our group and they both had a great time. Beautiful relaxed beach away from the crowds with more surf than most in the area.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

At low tide, a very beautiful isolated beach, easy access over the rocks and lots of shady places to spend the day and chill. Used to be clothing optional, but that has since changed due to the location of the beach hotel, which has altered the ambiance of previous years! Still a stellar beach , with good swimming locations away... More 

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