Espadilla Beach

4.435 Votes
  • Address: Playa Espadilla, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Tags: Beach, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

Similar in many ways, and yet unlike any of the beaches in Costa Rica, Espadilla Beach is a miracle in itself. With palm trees lining the shore, which in turns embraces the lovely waters is a sight to behold. The waves are gentle, and the sand spotlessly white. It is one of the undiscovered piece of ocean, and thus, very limited amenities are available here. That being said, a couple of hours of solitude is sure to make your time with your special one precious. Just relax under the cool shade of the palm trees, enjoy a couple of chilled drinks, and watch the waves come and go.

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  • Espadilla Beach Address: Playa Espadilla, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
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  • 34.31% of people who visit Quepos include Espadilla Beach in their plan

  • 44.83% of people start their Espadilla Beach visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Espadilla Beach

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Espadilla Beach

People normally club together La Mariposa Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and Cala Spa while planning their visit to Espadilla Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Espadilla Beach Reviews & Ratings

  • Before entering the beach there are locals who try to hustle you into paying to park to “protect your car from thieves”. They are the ones who look like the people who will steal your stuff. Be sure to empty all your belongings into your hotel regardless of if the items have value or not to deter a break in. The beach itself is over populated with vendors who take up most of the shaded area with their chairs and tents for rent, or surfboard and kayaks. There’s also too many visitors for you to really enjoy a tranquil time at the beach. It’s much more worth paying the $16 per person and use the beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park. There are no vendors and much less visitors at the national park.

  • Very nice alternative when the nearby park is full. The locals who annoy most people are actually very helpful if you're nice to them. They pointed out a resident sloth when asked.

  • Very nice beach! Only problem is the racket going on with the chairs and umbrellas. The vendors come early in the morning and fill the shaded areas with empty chairs. Which you can rent for $20 a day! If you find a place under trees with a large enough space to put you towel, your view of the ocean will be the back of more chairs! Respect goes both ways. This is supposed to be a public beach. Where are the permits?

  • Tourist trap. Every few minutes locals will try and sell you something ...public parking spaces, beach chairs, beer, activities... If you do fold under their pressure pay in Collones otherwise they will mark up dollars by about 30%. Very glad to be back at peaceful Dominical beach now and will never return.

  • Nice and quiet clean

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