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Beaches near Playa Junquillal

As beautiful as Junquillal there are several beaches  and places in the nearby area of Junquillal. Playa Negra, Playa Avellanas, Marbella, Playa Lagarto, Lagartillo, Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Langosta, Tamaraindo and Playa Grande are among the top destinations in Guanacaste and Costa Rica that you can visit and are close to Junquillal. Most of these beaches are world class top surf destinations.



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surf playa negra costa ricaPlaya Negra, Guancaste, Costa Rica

Playa Negra or Playa Negra de los Pargos (the real name) is located 9 km (5.6) north from Junquillal, there is a road by the Hotel Iguana Azul that goes thru Playa Callejones entering Playa Negra by Plablo Piccaso's Bed n' Breakfast, the other road, the main road, it's passing Paraiso and Los Pargos.

Playa Negra is a would famus surf spot, made popular worlwide on the movie Endless Summer 2. With one of the most consistents waves in Costa Rica, it is a rigth wave with some ocationally lefts (but watch out for a huge rock over there),

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Playa Avellenas Costa Rica


Here is a beach that is an absolute jewel, and everybody knows about it. Unfortunetly it is almost always housing a good amount of people, but since it is a decent sized beach and has much to offer, it can be enjoyed by all. To get to Avellanas go back to Paraiso and take the left also going toward Playa Negra. At the intersection of Playa Negra take a right and you will be there in about ten minutes. The whole way is very close to the coast and has great views.

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Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

 

A lot has changed in Tamarindo Beach over the last 15 years. The major development here has caused a quick transition from sleepy fishing Village to a ever growing community of people from all corners of the globe. This beach town is frecuently called the other Capital of Guanacaste simply because here you can find everything you expect to find in a major populated area. This is a great place to come if you are looking for some great night life. The beach here is very nice and you can apreciate it from several very good bars and restuarants. All your bank servicies can be satisfied as just about anything else you desire. To get here from Junquillal drive towards Paraiso and  playa Negra. From here you pass Negra and go to Playa Avellanas and onto Hacienda Pinilla. After you take a left at the intersection for about 4 km and you will arrive at the main entrance where you take another left.  

 

Tamarindo Beach is a section of a bay formed by a cape called Cabo Velas, Inside this same bay and in walking distance is Playa Grande. This protected area insures the safe breeding grounds for the Leatherback Turtle. It is something incredible to watch these giant turtles come back and lay eggs in the same beach that they where born at so many years ago. The two beaches are separated by a natural salt water estuary which is a natural refuge for all sorts of fish and birds. Here you can take a unique tour consisting of getting on a local skiff and venturing into mysterious land of swamp´s and mangrove forest. Anything can jump out of the think such as mammals and resptils, so keep an eye open.

 

South of Tamarindo Bay there is another beautiful estuary and beach located on Playa Langosta. Both Playa Grande and Playa Langosta major nesting areas for the Leather Back Turtles and are part of the  They start to arrive from October to March to lay their eggs by the hundreds. You can get Tours led by official guides to be sure that you get  Another very special tour is the jungle boat ride. Small groups are ferried on locally built skiffs deep into the mysterious mangrove forest, where a breathtaking diversity of birds, mammals, and reptiles can be seen. All three of the mentioned beaches can offer decent surfing conditions, but i would like to note that for begginers, Tamarindo offers much more forgiving conditions.