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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Playa Ocotal at the en dog the dry season so it wasn't as green as the advertising but we still had an incredible time. When you first walk in is a bit disappointing as it was black and it makes. A mess of...More

Thank _Danisley_
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We thought this beach was very peaceful and quiet and beautiful. We enjoyed looking in the tide pools and walking in the black sand. There were some shady trees around but there were no restaurants or bathroom facilities on the beach. There were restaurants we...More

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderfull beach. Clean.Beautifull ocean view and so pacefull.I saw friendly birds: "Urracas copetonas"

Thank Cristina A
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We liked that this beach was fairly small with no crowds. We found a nice tree to set up for awhile and enjoyed watching the boats, snorkeled, and strolled after a nice lunch at Father Rooster. Saw many pretty birds while there and also a...More

1  Thank Tazz6464
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We enjoyed morning walks and evening sunsets along this beach during our vacation. It is much quieter and definitely cleaner than playa coco. Each stroll was a little different with scenes of various fishermen, changing skies, different boats and new people. Often you could count...More

Thank Luv2BTrekking
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

One of the prettiest beaches. Worth visiting because of it’s black sand. We’ve heard snorkelling is good. Little pools of water in formed rock area to the side which we sat in. Saw an eel, sea cucumber and many fish. Playa coco is about 15...More

1  Thank PamelaM599
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A much nicee beach than at playa de coco. more quite. some interesting snorkeling and even met a bat ray. strong currents though. During lunch severla birds including jays came to join. nearly hand fed. was fun

1  Thank חגית מ
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This beach is roughly 3kms from the much busier Playa del Coco. It is a must do. Magical location surrounded by rocky cliffs, with good snorkelling, at low tide there are tide pools to keep you busy. Find the large almond with the swing and...More

Thank Littlemisskid
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Small beach but awesome. The water is amazing and the views are extraordinary. Small compared to other local beaches however definitely worth it. I would recommend for couples who want to spend some alone time in the sun. There are no umbrellas or chairs unless...More

Thank arlindm2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quieter area compared to playas del coco... this is our second time to Costa Rica and I honestly preferred the Potrero/flamingo area much better. The villa we rented was nice. There isn't very many food choices in ocotal but father roosters was...More

1  Thank thomsfamily4
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Brad W
31 December 2017|
Response from _Danisley_ | Reviewed this property |
We basically had the beached to ourselves, you see people walk around from time to time but I would say is very safe
Cade E
2 April 2016|
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visit the palo verde national park....thats the best place for wild life observation...a sunset catamaran will let you enjoy snorkeling too...
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