Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Playa Carrillo

  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Unmarred by a single building at beach level, this picture-perfect, white strand 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. Warning: Recently, some crocodiles have been hanging out at the river mouths at both ends of the beach, so keep a lookout and only wade or swim in the middle of the beach. Amenities: none. Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking.

  • Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica

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Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Published 06/18/2015

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