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Palo Seco Beach

Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
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Massive deserted beautiful beach!

Palo Seco beach is one of my favourite. We stayed in Manuel Antonio, but drove to Palo Seco every... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom P
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden Piece of Paradise

Can't believe the huge beautiful beach with note a soul in sight! Bring a picnic and some shade and... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Des494
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rip tides” (9 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (10 reviews)
“sand dollars” (6 reviews)
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Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
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"rip tides"
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"beautiful beach"
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"sand dollars"
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"long beach"
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"boogie boarding"
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"low tide"
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"dark sand"
in 3 reviews
"coconut trees"
in 2 reviews
"lounge chairs"
in 2 reviews
"get away"
in 4 reviews
"costa rica"
in 5 reviews
"young kids"
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"off the beaten path"
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"waves"
in 11 reviews
"surf"
in 7 reviews
"miles"
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"shells"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palo Seco beach is one of my favourite. We stayed in Manuel Antonio, but drove to Palo Seco every couple of days. Almost not a soul there. This is the place where you can be undisturbed and blend with nature. The best place in Costa...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Can't believe the huge beautiful beach with note a soul in sight! Bring a picnic and some shade and enjoy the surf. Watch the tide if you have young kids.

Thank Des494
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We rented a beautiful home on the beach, wonderful vacation spot! Beautiful beach, very secluded. Be prepared for the very rough road if you rent here or visit the beach

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Lots of driftwood, hence its name, translates to “dry stick”. Off the beaten path but quiet and private. Lots of sand dollars.

Thank patscott2016
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a spot off the beaten path, you’ve found it. A wide, beautiful beach with dark sand that reflects the sky and soft sand, it is lovely for walking. We went twice looking for sand dollars with no luck but found...More

Thank DrJHyde
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Horrible place. Got robbed. Crack addicts steal from nearby village. This part of Costa Rica is not very safe I don't recommend it

Thank KZ N
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Playa Palo Seco is out of the way coming from Parrita to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. This is a remote place in terms of the number of tourists. The beach is always almost empty and is best for a quiet alone time. Sunsets are amazing.

Thank Oszel Marc T
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

beautiful, mostly private, beach with a fun break for boogie boarding. Also, a great place to watch the most beautiful, over water, sunsets. It is a bumpy road to get to, but once there, a lovely beach.

Thank sabrina l
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This one requires a rental car to get to, as it's a roughly 45 minute drive from Quepos and includes about 15-20 minutes down an isolated gravel road. We were 2 of only 4-5 people on the entire stretch of beach. There are little parking...More

Thank bluepig1
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful private beach. Beach is clean with great views. Sand is very hot so bring shoes. Quiet for sure.

Thank Julie G
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drhurst2016
22 September 2016|
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Response from tyfairclough | Reviewed this property |
Driving down there is only really 3 choices. 2 Hotels, I stayed at the Clandestino, it was truly fantastic. The other hotel ( I forget it name) or further down there I drove past some holiday let homes.
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