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Very nice beach

This is clear water beach very calm and good for small kids, secure and not crowded at all. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great for surfing!!

Just minutes away from Puerto Viejo Perfect place to practice some great surf...you will see that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2015

PV is one of our favorite places in Costa Rica-we have been here as a family, and as a couple. You can travel cheaply (Via hostels) or a little bit more expensive (in a hotel for a family). Either way, lots to do, lots to...More

6  Thank Marcia G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You can rent surf boards of Cocles beach but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! They do scams there where they give you badly fixed boards or soft foam boards that will break when you walk in even (happened to me) and charge you! For...More

2  Thank KingKong0123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is clear water beach very calm and good for small kids, secure and not crowded at all. There is no parking areas around and you cannot access the beach in your car, so you might need to park next to the highway.

Thank davmolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just minutes away from Puerto Viejo Perfect place to practice some great surf...you will see that the surfers ambiance is all over Cocles

Thank roadadvisor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

By far my favourite beach I visited in my month in the country, although this is the only beach I visited on the Caribbean side. Beautiful sand and nice warm water. Waves were very small in mid October so not the best time to surf

Thank Rohit D
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A real nice beach to visit. Its clay colored sands, its calm warm water and the wide palm tree forest welcomes you to stay for a long time. Relax!

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 3 October 2018

While in Puerto Viejo, this is the place to go surfing or like me, just go and watch (photograph) surfs riding the Caribbean waves!

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is an unspoilt beach, with bars across the road, but no sun lounger or parasol which makes it a beautiful spot. You do need to be prepared if you want to spend time here, but well worth a visit for the views.

Thank AnonDundee
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I was there for vacation with my wife, we think that Gandoca Manzanillo is so beautiful. Puerto Viejo it's relaxing, the Caribbean food is delicious. There's too many restaurants and bar.

Thank César P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We visited and stayed a full day and had no problems finding space for our 8 person group. A bit bigger waves but no problems for adults. Clean beach. We did have to move a bit due to ants. Overall a quite good beach where...More

Thank kenth n
Reviewed 12 September 2018

spent a little bit of time watching the surf break onto the beach and the surfers trying to catch waves...beautiful scenery - lots of parking space and shade trees to sit under - very clean and neat - Costa Ricans take care of their beaches...More

Thank Dwayne M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We took a long walk down this beach. It was not crowded. The ocean was beautiful. We met a couple of friendly beach dogs along the way.

Thank cindywF5218ZP
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