Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa

4.4
#7 of 17 in Beaches in Province of Puntarenas
Stroll along the sand or relax in the shade on Playa Carmen, a lengthy beach with room enough to find yourself a quiet spot. Surfers flock here, but the strong tides don't lend themselves much to swimming. Likewise, this may not be the best place for children, though rock pools at low tide provide places to play. Refuel at the onsite restaurant and browse handcrafted jewelry and clothing from the occasional vendor. Plan your visit to Playa Carmen and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santa Teresa trip itinerary planning site .
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  • A beach beautiful and even more when the sun sets! Exceptional, it stays for hours. The surfer atmosphere (and the ocean full of surfers) at sunset, adds to the charm of the beach
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  • Travel all CR & this is by far the crappiset place in the country ! Worst road in all the country ,pot holes size of cars , dust like their no tomorrow , everything is cover homes ,business everything...  more »
  • Probably the best place to shop. Right at the crossroads to go to Mal Pais or Santa Teresa. ATM's are located here and it has a great beach to hang out or surf. Several good restaurants too(The Bakery...  more »

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