We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Playita

Quepos, Costa Rica
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun Beach for Gay Tourists

When you arrive at the public beach in Manuel Antonio you have to walk back towards Quepos; when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul C
,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
heaven on earth

This beach is to relax and to enjoy. It is not so crowded like the main beach and still a gay place.

Reviewed 7 May 2017
downd562
,
Lake City, Florida
Read all 51 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A clothing-optional gay beach.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gay beach” (5 reviews)
“great beach” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Quepos, Costa Rica
CONTACT
Quepos, Costa Rica
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (51)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive at the public beach in Manuel Antonio you have to walk back towards Quepos; when you arrive at the end you will find a gay friendly beach to hang out and enjoy the day. Although it is marketed as the gay beach...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This beach is to relax and to enjoy. It is not so crowded like the main beach and still a gay place.

Thank downd562
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not technically a different beach but it is at the opposite end of all the people. So you wont be hounded by constant people selling things. It does still happen once in awhile.

Thank wendy d
Reviewed 25 December 2016

At the end of the main beach, but quieter. You can walk to the main beach, especially when the tide is out. Many of the gay tourists and locals will hang out at this end.

Thank Dave_and_Dan
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A great beach with tall palms, white sands, and crashing waves. Off the beaten track, this is where the locals go (and the occasional tourist). You can drive right down, park on the beach and tailgate right from your car. Pura vida!

2  Thank WendyB_Traveler
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is the beach to go to to escape the crowds down by Manuel Antonio..it's quite and when the tide is out a wide expansive beach

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My hostel arranged a surf lesson with Alex/Marco and it took place here. This beach is much more quiet, no restaurants or amenities but it is a short walk from the busier part of the beach for these things. Saw monkeys next to the beach...More

Thank Em910
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a pretty beach with nice white sand. It was good for beginning surfing and body surfing when we were there. There is some shade, but like every beach in Costa Rica, you need to have someone there to watch your stuff. Don't just...More

1  Thank Mary Gail M
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Fewer people head down to the far end of Playita so it is lovely to not be so crowded - less touristy. Great wave action with the large rock formation and shade can be found. Beautiful here first thing in the morning.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Playita is a great beach if you are looking for surf lessons. Marco gave lessons to two novice adult surfers in our group and they both had a great time. Beautiful relaxed beach away from the crowds with more surf than most in the area.

Thank ag2277
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Quepos
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
1 887 reviews
.12 km away
Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa
796 reviews
.40 km away
La Mansion Inn
1 130 reviews
.41 km away
Makanda by the Sea
639 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Rico Tico Jungle Grill
373 reviews
1.15 km away
Cafe Agua Azul
1 949 reviews
1.15 km away
El Patio de Cafe Milagro - Manuel Antonio
2 499 reviews
1.18 km away
Emilio's Cafe
1 662 reviews
1.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Playa Biesanz
737 reviews
.60 km away
La Selvita
66 reviews
1.54 km away
Dante's Water Sports
540 reviews
1.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ejbmgd
1 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tom P |
You're right. It's been taken over by millionaires, with its resort. Sad.
1
Vote