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Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio

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Venture off the beaten path as you step onto the cream-colored sand of Playa Biesanz. The beach is small and secluded, reached by a short trail through tropical rainforest. The trail begins at a small break in a fence between hotels Shana and Parador. Shade trees border the beach, where you can read a book or just admire the view. Go snorkeling in the clear waters, or kayak offshore to go exploring. A nearby submerged rock is known for being a good snorkeling spot. By using our Manuel Antonio day trip tool, you can arrange your visit to Playa Biesanz and other attractions in Manuel Antonio.
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  • Playa Biesanz can only be accessed on foot via a rocky trail that takes about 5-7 minutes to descend/ascend. A lot of people come to the beach purposefully, given its relative seclusion and romantic.....  more
    Playa Biesanz can only be accessed on foot via a rocky trail that takes about 5-7 minutes to descend/ascend. A lot of people come to the beach purposefully, given its relative seclusion and romantic.....  more »
  • A beautiful beach located on a scenic cove on Quepos Point. Water is calm. No motorized craft. Good for swimming, splashing in the waves, and kayaking. Not much snorkeling here. Umbrellas and chaise.....  more
    A beautiful beach located on a scenic cove on Quepos Point. Water is calm. No motorized craft. Good for swimming, splashing in the waves, and kayaking. Not much snorkeling here. Umbrellas and chaise.....  more »
  • I'm writing this opinion while l'm on the beach .Beware of the dishonest people.There is a mafia on this beach. They tell us 6000/7000 colon for the 2 chairs and umbrella. They gave us 1 chair and... 
    I'm writing this opinion while l'm on the beach .Beware of the dishonest people.There is a mafia on this beach. They tell us 6000/7000 colon for the 2 chairs and umbrella. They gave us 1 chair and...  more »
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  • Excellent place to go it can be very lively with people bringing in their speakers for music. Really secluded and there is a beach bar to have food and drinks. Water was excellent. Little rocky, but better to go when its low tide. Would definitely come back to Biesanz!
  • Another hidden gem the locals keep from mainstream tourists. There are better beaches. But this a private beach shared with a small group of locals on any given day. Just a 5 min walk from the road.
  • Tucked away, not touristy but there are locals offering drinks, kayaks, longe chairs, restroom, and maybe snacks. You will pay 1 or 2 k colones to park along the street. They watch the cars. If you have any walking issues, plan for a rocky, downhill trail to the beach. I wore hiking boots and used trekking poles because I have an unstable knee. We rented a kayak and enjoyed paddling around the bay. As we got further out from the protected area, the swells kicked in. Be aware of this. It was 10,000 colones/hr for a double kayak. Raul, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. He showed us a few sloths in the trees, a bonus!
  • Great little beach very close to Shanna by the Beach. Water is great but there were lots of rocks on the beach and in the ocean. Could also just be this time of the year when everything is washed open. We were lucky enough to see some Scarlet Macaws from the beach.
  • Perfect Beach with Small COVE so the waves are not high , take good walking shoes it’s about 6 Blocks 600 meters down to beach and want to comeback before sun sets or you will be skiing theu dark jungle , very secluded and need to take what you need , don’t forget anything in car to far to walk back

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