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Playa Grande-Montezuma

Playa Grande, with its calm turquoise waters and two miles of coastline, is perfect for swimming. Because many people aren't willing to make the 30-minute trek from Montezuma, Playa Grande is nearly always deserted. Even on busy days, Grande's enormity helps create space between beachgoers. Horses trot by at low tide, carrying travelers to El Chorro Waterfall. Be sure to pack a lunch, as there are no nearby restaurants or vendors.

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