Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio

4.4
#2 of 9 in Parks in Manuel Antonio
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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  • This is a hidden gem. There were hardly any tourists. You could rent two lounge chairs and an umbrella for the day for $5 US - a much better deal than $5 US per chair at other beaches in the area. It ...  more »
  • Beautiful beach where you can enjoy the sea and take a bath without waves. It's perfect for swimming. Access is very beautiful, is accessed by a path where you can appreciate the nature and animals in Costa Rica.
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  • Beautiful beaches and laid back tourists! Its a great place to catch some rays and enjoy the beach! There are many activities around from boating, parasailing, and whale watching tours!  more »
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  • A bit of trek to get here, so it is much quieter than the main beach in Manuel Antonio. Watch for rocks in the water when you're swimming. The nearby pelican roost was very neat to watch. I was able to swim fairly close to some pelicans.
  • It's a nice enough beach, but not great for a casual visit from Quepos or MA. The walk down is alright, but getting back up at the end of the day would be a pain without a car (taxis pass infrequently). Moreover, most of the ocean floor is covered in sharp rocks and boulders, which have a habit of scraping knees and stabbing feet, making it impossible to just relax in the water. On the upside, there are tons of opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking, and even jet-skiing at affordable prices, which would also keep you safe from the rocks.
  • One of the best beaches I have been to. Great swimming, warm water, not to rough, there are no bathrooms but you can rent chairs and umbrellas and buy for and drinks. I recommend the passion fruit mojito! Amazing
  • Beautiful cove with shallow calm water perfect for children. There are no bathroom facilities so guess where all the sunbathers do their needs....
  • Don't miss out on Angela's delicious and refreshing home-made ceviche! Best we've had, hands down.
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