Playa Biesanz, a hidden gem in Manuel Antonio

Tarzan boy
Tarzan boy

A trail hidden off the road between the Shana hotel and the hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio leads to Playa Biesanz.

Dan rented some snorkel gear.
Dan rented some snorkel gear.

There is a lot of coral around this beach and some rocks, but the waves are gentle – good for some easy long boarding – and swimming with a baby.

P1000222There is one man sitting on the beach renting out equipment and no people wandering the beach selling things, so if you want a beautiful, peaceful place to lay out – this beach is the place.

P1000243Even though this is a semi-uninhabited beach, nudity is still frowned upon…unless you are an infant, than no one cares.

P1000246This was my second favorite beach on the south pacific side of Costa Rica.

First selling point: quiet/not crowded

Second selling point:  safe surf/fun for small children

Third selling point: IT’S FREE, whereas Manuel Antonio is not free.

Look at this kid? just over a year ago, he was so tiny!
Look at this kid? just over a year ago, he was so tiny!

I did hear a young girl tell her mom she didn’t like this beach because of the coral particulates that lined the surf, as the waves pushed the water onto the beach and dragged them back again. So if you had children who are old enough to body board, they may not enjoy this beach as well as Espadilla; where there is nothing rough hampering your walk into the water.

P1000282
check out these guys.

I preferred Biesanz over Espadilla

P1000284Playa Biesanz, where there are more ants than people.

Just the way I like it.

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