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Palo Seco Beach

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Address: Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica

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Beautiful beach

Beautiful, quiet, secluded, flat, clean, lots of snails and sand dollars. Amazing to walk on at low tide... definitely google the tide schedule every night for the next day so you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, quiet, secluded, flat, clean, lots of snails and sand dollars. Amazing to walk on at low tide... definitely google the tide schedule every night for the next day so you can plan your walks. There are warnings of rip tides so be careful going out too far into the water.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very accessible, yet quiet and secluded. Miles of soft, brown sand. Lots of tiny conchs in the water. A must if you're a fan of watching the sun set over the water.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A quiet long beach, one brilliant hotel (Beso del Viento), and a good mid-range price restaurant and bar. Riptides mean that it is not good to swim out too far. Local advice is not to go further than where you can stand waist deep in the water.

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Thank Ralph S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The beach stretches out on both sides into the haze. It is lined with tons of coconut trees. Smooth dark sand. Very straight beach. Nice big waves. Gloriously sunny. We stayed at La Isla and it had very nice cabins with kitchenette, lots if hammocks strung from coconut trees throughout a beautiful, well-groomed lawn. The beach is immense and almist... More 

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Montreal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Way too quite, no options for restaurants or any activities. Unless you was a complete disconnection from life, world and people, this place is for you!

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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Tres Amigos in one of their houses. The beach is practically private as there were hardly any people around. Very nice, soft sand, no shells.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This beach is off the main road and as a result it gives you a more peaceful, private space. Turtles nest here, people surf here. It's a beautiful Pacific beach with palm trees and miles of clean sand. You could easily have a 5 a side football game on this beach it is huge, both long and deep. The water... More 

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Thank tyfairclough
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica! Palmtrees, dark sand, warm water and just a few people!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This beach is deserted. I never saw more than one person anywhere and the beach stretches for miles. The waves are huge all the time and boogie boarding was really fun. Can't wait until next time.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had a beach rental at this beach for two weeks and loved it. Yes, the sand is dark, but it is very soft. The best part of the two weeks was we hardly saw anyone there and when we did it was usually a local. The beach is perfect for wandering at low tide to look for shells and... More 

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