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Playa Brasilito

45 kms from the town of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
5 Jan 2017
“Given a bad reputation, no idea why!”
4 weeks ago
“Bad bad beach”
45 kms from the town of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Run-down, dirty beach with hypodermic needles and condoms lying around. Also has open drainage running directly into the ocean from a nearby shanty town. Pity it has so much potential. Avoid it for now.

Thank Lead S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We have driven all over Costa Rica and my husband and I hated this place, luckily we were just driving through. Extremely dirty, locals were trying to get us the pay for parking at the beach, and my husband was approached by some guy begging...More

Thank lknvrb4
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A noisy, boisterous and untidy area; unlike anything we had seen in all of Costa Rica. Maybe OK for the locals, but definitely not for us. Nothing to recommend about this place. Drive 20 minutes south to Playa Grande and you'll be in another world.

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I guess that when you go on holidays and the place you stayed at is not what you expected or is simply awful, you will not share it with your friends, on social media, blogs, etc. No, you'll pretend you had a good time! That's...More

Thank Aralya
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Having been travelling around Costa Rica including visits to many of its totally undeveloped and stunning southern beaches, arrival at Brasilito was a shock! We certainly don't agree that this place has charm and a local feel. In fact, the whole place was a mess,...More

1  Thank WaterwaysExplorer
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Playa Brasilito is a totally underrated beach. I found the waves excellent for body surfing and the beach quiet and untouristy. If you walk North on the beach there is a completely quiet area with a little island out front you can swim out to....More

Thank Eddie W
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We are staying in Brasilito as part of our honeymoon trip. We chose the area as it was described as 'local', which is what we want when we travel abroad...if we didn't, I don't see why we would bother travelling! So we arrived in Brasilito....More

Thank JoPullan
Reviewed 1 January 2017

By far, the prettiest, least crowded and widest beach we explored in Guanacaste. Had a rental car, so went to

2  Thank Newtzlaw
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There are beach experiences and then there's this. We drove up to a small cove with crystal clear water. There are hundreds of fish available to view with snorkel and views on all sides above water. We chose a canopy with six chairs for $20...More

2  Thank getAway865
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The beach in front of the town is just average. It struck me as dirty and the water is not very clear. It is not far to a much prettier beach, either Conchal to the south or north to Playa Flamingo.

Thank jmheil
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