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“The Best area Beach.”
Review of Playa Ventanas

Playa Ventanas
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Ballena
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

There are many beaches in this south Pacific side of Costa Rica, Ventanas is one of the nicest with showers and toilets provided. You can rent paddle/surf boards and buy coconuts from the vendors. Also some sea caves along the beach. Be very careful and pay attention to the tides.

Thank Jim K
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"nice beach"
in 7 reviews
"during low tide"
in 5 reviews
"cool caves"
in 5 reviews
"palm trees"
in 4 reviews
"parking fee"
in 3 reviews
"parking area"
in 3 reviews
"rock formations"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 2 reviews
"swimming beach"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 2 reviews
"ceviche"
in 2 reviews
"hermit crabs"
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"south pacific"
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"small bay"
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"other reviews"
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"sea caves"
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"rainy season"
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Our multi/generational family went to Ventanas Beach yesterday. It is Easter Week, so there were a lot of families there who brought their own tents for shade. A few temporary food, clothes and jewelry stalls were set up, too. It was fairly crowded. We went a high tide, so we couldn’t go in the caves.

Thank PackAndGoMama
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, a bit off the beaten track, but well known to local families as a weekend camping, cookout and swimming beach.
The water was warm with plenty of waves and stunning scenery all around. Abundant palm trees line the shore for shade, there are caves to explore and a warm sandy river that empties into the sea. It is fun to watch the local families and their beautiful children enjoying their time off together. Pipas, floating toys and other foods for sale from the vendor tents and nice cold beer for sale that goes down very well as the sun drops down on the horizon.

Thank hurlp
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We didn't go into the caves (wrong time of day), but really enjoyed our stay. Very laid back. Not lots of shells, though, if you're in to that kind of thing..

Thank sarahbl00m
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I've been to a few beaches on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and this is the first one that tempted me to swim. The water is not muddy grey like it is at most beaches.

The bay is very attractive with palm trees along the edge. It is all very low key with a few vendors selling coconuts and soft drinks.

Don't miss the two caves that are actually tunnels from the beach to the sea through the hillside. The only downside was the $4 parking fee, which seemed a little excessive.

Thank ron d
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