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Whitest sand you have ever saw!

This is a great local hidden gem. Park at Playa Mantas, cost $4 to park. Walk around the point to... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Jim W
Very Nice quiet White sand beach

Great quiet white sand beach near Herradura. A little walk to get to from the public side but well... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Herradura, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We made the trek to Playa Blanca after reading it was a hidden gem. Well, it is no longer hidden! The beach was packed with people and was not close to the nicest beach we have visited in Costa Rica. The water was very choppy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a great local hidden gem. Park at Playa Mantas, cost $4 to park. Walk around the point to the south (or climb the crossover with good shoes). Playa Blanca has shaded picnic tables and benches, also a lifeguard on duty (aligned perfectly with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach. Easy to find shade. Parking is difficult as the beach is semi private. Nice white, soft sand. A few rocks & small, not too harsh underwater “reef” rocks. Snorkeling is great on the south end for fish & a few invertebrates. Fun, mostly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Great quiet white sand beach near Herradura. A little walk to get to from the public side but well worth the effort. Saw a white faced monkey there as well.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dawgtracyt
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This beach which is connected to Playa Mantas by a short hike is beautiful and can be considered one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica. The easies access is through the Hotel Club Punta Leona. This road is paved but we were quoted $85...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lyndon H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We approached the beach by parking at Playa Mantas and climbing over the hill (to the left as you face the beach) to reach Playa Blanca. Well worth the climb over! Much sunnier and nicer sand than Playa Mantas. Fairly calm waves, too!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SGC080
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This beach is a "private" beach for members and guests of the Punta Leona resort. Of course most beaches in Costa Rica are open to the public, but it is NOT easy for the average person to get to, if you are not a member/guest....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dave Z
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had heard you can snorkel but we had lots of nice waves when we visited. Lovely white sand, accessible via Playa Mantas at low tide. Good amount of shade. Quiet little cove.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KatherineHPat
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