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Playa Junquillal

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This wide swath of light-brown sand stretches over 3 km (2 miles), with coconut palms lining much of it and hardly a building in sight. Two species of sea turtle nest here, and a group of young people collect and protect their eggs, releasing the baby turtles after sunset. Although it qualifies as a Blue Flag beach, the surf here is a little strong, so watch children carefully. There's a kids' playground right at the beach, and a funky little restaurant with concrete tables amid the palms. It's also a perfect beach for taking long, romantic strolls. Surfers head here to ride the beach break near Junquillal's northern end, since it rarely gets crowded. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: surfing; walking.

Updated: 04-05-2013

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    "Out of the way" and "Tranquil" are typical descriptions of Play Junquillal. Last year the road to the beach was paved and now easy access to a long sandy beach, popular with surfers, families and romantics. A new commercial center has opened which includes a large grocery store and welcome center.
    The community has maintained its clearly Costa Rican character with fiestas celebrating any and all international holidays with parades and food.
    Highly recommend Playa Junquillal as a safe and inviting tropical beach destination.

    by coopermays, 3/23/10

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