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Playa Espadilla Norte

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
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Lovely Beach, But be Careful of the Undertow

We spent an afternoon on the beach here, but didn't go in the water a lot, due to the undertow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CoolCouple99
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Victoria, BC, Canada
Wide public beach

I spent three afternoons there when visiting Manuel Antonio. It's a really nice beach where you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marta B
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Krakow, Poland
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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
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"public beach"
in 9 reviews
"nice beach"
in 7 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 3 reviews
"tide pools"
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"surf lessons"
in 5 reviews
"national park"
in 6 reviews
"worth spending time"
in 2 reviews
"shaved ice"
in 2 reviews
"playing in the waves"
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"free beach"
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"snow cones"
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"souvenir shops"
in 2 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 2 reviews
"boogie boards"
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"body surfing"
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"soft sand"
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"beach goers"
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent an afternoon on the beach here, but didn't go in the water a lot, due to the undertow. Nevertheless, it is a great place to walk along the beach barefoot. We spent a few dollars and got an umbrella and lounge chairs, as...More

Thank CoolCouple99
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent three afternoons there when visiting Manuel Antonio. It's a really nice beach where you can rent a chair and umbrella, or buy coconut water from a vendor. There are shops and restaurants nearby. Although there were always many people, it never felt crowded....More

Thank Marta B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequented this beach on our visit. The staff were accommodating and friendly. There was plenty to do if you wanted, or you could just kick back and enjoy the beach, no pressure.

Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice beach - used Mary’s rentals for umbrella and chairs- her crew provided excellent service, highly recommend. There are vendors who are selling things, but a polite no will send them on their way. The beach area is beautiful. We used the city bus...More

Thank lovetheflkeys
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lots and lots of people visited this beach and yet we did not feel crowded on a recent Monday when Manuel Antonio was closed. This beach is huge with beautiful white sand. Lots of activities, e.g. parasailing. Although there is no public rest room, vendors...More

Thank lakebeach
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Locals go here as it is almost free... parking can be 3000 colones in peack season. Take the bus from Quepos and enjoy your day in this nice beach

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This beach is worth spending time at after hiking Manuel Antonio Park! It is beautiful and quiet compared to the city beach! Highly recommend it.

Thank amyr140
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach with great sand but unfortunately it’s over commercialized! There are a couple of companies that offer parasailing and their jest skies and boats get way too close to people who are swimming in the water . At one point a...More

Thank solmaz s
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is free public beach on the main road with all the restaurants and souvenir shops. There were plenty of sun chairs and water activities at this beach. The water is rougher than Manuel Antonio Beach, so I only came here when the park was...More

Thank Easylivingtravel
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Playa Kachá, or Espadilla Norte is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific. Many friendly vendors will provide for your comfort by renting umbrellas with chaise lounge chairs for only $10 for the whole day. My host came to my rescue as...More

Thank Glen C
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