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Playa Las Manchas

Together with Playa Las Palmeras, Playa Las Manchas is one of two rocky sister beaches, each under a half-mile long, located just outside of Montezuma on the way to Cobano. The neighbor beaches are similar in appearance and attract more locals than Montezuma Beach, making it a good choice for those looking to practice their Spanish. There is nothing but a small hotel in the vicinity, so visitors will want to bring a cooler with drinks and snacks. Take care when swimming at Las Manchas, which boasts the area's best snorkeling. While the waves are normally quite tame, strong rip tides are not uncommon.

Playa Las Manchas in Pictures