Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Playa Junquillal

  • Beach–Sight

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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. The surf 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. At low tide, it's a perfect beach for taking long, romantic strolls or for exploring active tide pools. 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.

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Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Published 06/18/2015


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