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Playa Manzanillo

Playa Manzanillo

Quick Facts

  • Location : Puerto Viejo
  • Type : Gold and black sands
  • Popularity : surfers, visitors, adventurers, locals

Gold and black sands mix like a marbled cake batter along the Mazanillo coastline. During the drier months of March through April and September through October, the waters off the coast are crystal blue, fantastic for swimming and a great place to kayak, try your hand at surfing, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach.

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Coastal almond trees bow over the sand, providing shade for reading or relaxation, and the beach's fine sand is perfect for building sandcastles and sunbathing. For an afternoon snack, grab a seafood dish at one of the local restaurants, where chefs cook up the day's fresh catches.

Despite the paved, four-mile road that connects Manzanillo to Puerto Viejo, the town's beautiful beaches have remained tranquil, pristine and relatively untouched by tourism.

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