A trail hidden off the road between the Shana hotel and the hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio leads to Playa Biesanz.
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.
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.
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.
I preferred Biesanz over Espadilla
Just the way I like it.