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Palo Seco Beach

Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
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Horrible sand gnats

Horrible place. Got robbed. Crack addicts steal from nearby village. This part of Costa Rica is not... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Sacramento, California
via mobile
A place for alone time and get away from tourists

Playa Palo Seco is out of the way coming from Parrita to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. This is a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Oszel Marc T
San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“rip tides” (9 reviews)
“warm water” (4 reviews)
Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Horrible place. Got robbed. Crack addicts steal from nearby village. This part of Costa Rica is not very safe I don't recommend it

Thank KZ N
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Playa Palo Seco is out of the way coming from Parrita to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. This is a remote place in terms of the number of tourists. The beach is always almost empty and is best for a quiet alone time. Sunsets are amazing.

Thank Oszel Marc T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

beautiful, mostly private, beach with a fun break for boogie boarding. Also, a great place to watch the most beautiful, over water, sunsets. It is a bumpy road to get to, but once there, a lovely beach.

Thank sabrina l
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This one requires a rental car to get to, as it's a roughly 45 minute drive from Quepos and includes about 15-20 minutes down an isolated gravel road. We were 2 of only 4-5 people on the entire stretch of beach. There are little parking...More

Thank bluepig1
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful private beach. Beach is clean with great views. Sand is very hot so bring shoes. Quiet for sure.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for three nights in a hotel, we had the beach with almost no one else there most of the time (except for the weekend when some locals hang around too). Did feel safe enough by CR beach standards but do mind the rip tides

Thank el_hungaro_ingles
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This beach is spectacular! Long stretches of empty beach lined with palm trees. No need to stop at the picnic spot, just wander along beach as far as you like. The waves are quite big and there is a strong undertow so really only suitable...More

Thank Karin080380
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet, secluded, flat, clean, lots of snails and sand dollars. Amazing to walk on at low tide... definitely google the tide schedule every night for the next day so you can plan your walks. There are warnings of rip tides so be careful going...More

1  Thank Gwen O
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very accessible, yet quiet and secluded. Miles of soft, brown sand. Lots of tiny conchs in the water. A must if you're a fan of watching the sun set over the water.

1  Thank johalb75
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A quiet long beach, one brilliant hotel (Beso del Viento), and a good mid-range price restaurant and bar. Riptides mean that it is not good to swim out too far. Local advice is not to go further than where you can stand waist deep in...More

1  Thank Ralph S
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Response from tyfairclough | Reviewed this property |
Driving down there is only really 3 choices. 2 Hotels, I stayed at the Clandestino, it was truly fantastic. The other hotel ( I forget it name) or further down there I drove past some holiday let homes.