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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Playa Carrillo

  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica

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Fodor's Review

Unmarred by a single building, this picture-perfect beach is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, strolling, and lounging—just remember not to sit under a loaded coconut palm. Signs posted by the municipality announce that the only entry "fee" is: make no fires, and take your garbage away with you. There are some concrete tables and benches, but they get snapped up quickly. This is a popular beach with locals, and it gets quite busy on weekends. The only commercial activity is a hand-wheeled cart selling fruit ices. Amenities: none. Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking.

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Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica


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