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“Beautiful local beach, popular with tourists and TIcos!”
Review of Playa Biesanz

Playa Biesanz
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Half-Day Manuel Antonio Catamaran Cruise
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This beach was right down the road from our hotel (Parador). There is a pathway from the road that leads down to the beach. It's about a 5 minute walk down a dirt and rock path, a bit steep so be careful. The beach itself is small, but very picturesque. It's in a protected bay, so the waves are not very strong, and the jungle surrounds the beach on all sides.

There are rocks in the shallow part of the water, so wear water shoes, or get in on the far right side of the beach (facing the water), where there are fewer rocks. Water is great - lots of people swimming, paddling etc. Many boats moored just outside in the bay also.

There are many locals at this beach, as well as tourists, and they rent all kinds of sunbathing and watersports equipment. You can also buy refreshments from home-made stands.

Absolutely gorgeous at sunset but don't stay too late unless you have a flashlight to help you navigate the path back up to the road!

Thank Geo T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Very close to our house and had an amazing beach view. Be careful in low tide because there is coral in the water

Thank Dylan N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Easiest to find via taxi from town because the walk-down is both long and hidden between private residences. Public beach with chairs and umbrellas available for rent, but has plenty of shade from the trees. Secluded enough not to get crowds. This beach has calm, clear waters for easy swimming or snorkeling at the small reef slightly offshore. Floaties would be a great idea to bring.

Thank 2kayak
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was my favourite beach in the area. It's small, you can hire a sunbed and the main thing the sea is perfect - really calm which makes it perfect for swimming - more calm than the main beach in terms of waves.

Thank liz b
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

To get here you go up the hill towards Manual Antonio National Park. You can drive or take a taxi. Turn right when you see a sign for the hotel parador. Drive down the road until you get almost to the dead end (last hotel on the road) on your right hand side you’ll see a yellow rectangular sign with 3 black circles and then another one with a left facing arrow on it.....Park there or right after those signs and you’ll see a metal garbage bin. To the left of the bin is a break in the fence, enter there. When we went there was nobody offering to watch vehicles but we parked our rental as far off the road as we could and it was fine the whole day. This beach is about 5-7 minutes of a walk down a hill off the road in a hidden area. Trust me, it is worth it! Some reviewers said it a treacherous walk which depending on the weather I guess it could be but it’s honestly not that bad. You see wildlife on the walk and go straight through the jungle so it’s beautiful and shaded. Once you get to the beach it’s gorgeous but we got there early, 8AM and we were one of the first people there. By 10 the chairs were rented(they don’t have too many, maybe 25-30) so go early if you want chairs and an umbrella for shade. It costed us $14USD for the day. They also have people working there that rent paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear. We paid $10USD each for snorkel gear for the whole day. There are a few drinks and food items you can buy too and the people working there bring them to you and wait on you the whole time you’re there keeping you happy. The snorkeling is better on the sides of the beach close to the rocks but they also have a buoy out in the water marking a snorkel area too. This beach is not huge but the water is not rough so swimming is easy. You can walk along the sides too checking for shells or wildlife too. We spent the entire day here and wished we had tried finding it sooner cause it is definitely worth going to!!!

Thank Jayme B
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