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Run on the sand. Climb up the trees.

Generally beaches aren’t synonymous with trees - minus a plan tree here or there - but not so at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sanyika C
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Great for families!

We loved staying in this area for a month! The beaches are so secluded and the coves hidden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally beaches aren’t synonymous with trees - minus a plan tree here or there - but not so at Playa Chiquita. Here you can run on the sand and climb up the trees but there’s not much shoreline to bring a chair, spread out a...More

Thank Sanyika C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying in this area for a month! The beaches are so secluded and the coves hidden throughout our great for littles to swim safely! Stunning place to explore and visit but precious place to stay if you can!

Thank amberkramer2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just gorgeous! This beach is easy to access and not populated so you wont have to fight a crowd. Serene and beautiful!

Thank sunnyd322018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous beach! You can rent kayaks, snorkel or just sunbathe. It’s near fantastic vegan food too, Grab a Buddha bowl or açaí bowl with fresh fruit and granola while you’re out there.

Thank rociovegan4life
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Playa Chiquita is a small village between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. There are a couple decent restaurants and a quite decent grocery. The beach access is mostly private with only two public access points. The best thing is to do is find a place to...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Playa Chiquita is a beautiful quiet space to relax with family and friends or just by your self. Don’t hesitate to visit!

Thank Ursula P
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We took a our lodge in PV to the entrance of the park and were met by a guide that charged $10 per person to do a guided tour. I recommend doing this. They can spot the animals more then we can. I wouldnt of...More

Thank LaniO84
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Do yourself a favor, hop on your bike and head to Playa Chiquita in the early morning. You won't regret it! A sweet little hidden gem, you'll call this lovely beach all yours while you comb the sandy shores for treasures, walk and play with...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Playa Chiquita is a beautiful little village down the road from Puerto Viejo. Puerto Viejo is the party place, Cocles the surfer hangout and Playa Chiquita is the sleepy little suburb, albeit NOT that sleepy. The beach is sandy, with lots of shade, a little...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was the nicest beach we visited at the Caribbean side. Not many locals, a couple of tourists and expats wander around. Waves can be big but there are natural "pools" beside or in front of the reef which feels like a waving jacuzzi. There...More

Thank Budapest81
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