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Playa Espadilla

Quick Facts

  • Location : Manuel Antonio
  • Altitude : Sea level

Playa Espadilla is the long, white sand shore in front of Manuel Antonio village. Currents are often strong here, and swimmers should use caution although lifeguards are present throughout the day. Espadilla is a great beach for beginner and intermediate surfers. Visitors have access to several restaurants and souvenir shops fronting the beach and vendors walk the shores selling cold beverages, snow cones and coconut water. Visitors can rent beach chairs with umbrellas for $6 per day, snorkeling gear for $15, and surfboards for $25. Parking areas close by are public property and free of charge. For added security, local parking attendants charge $4 per day to watch your car.

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