Summary: Overall rating of 4.0 stars. Playa Bejuco, located on the Pacific coast between the tourist destination cities of Jaco and Quepos, is a slice of paradise. It’s one of the best kept secrets for folks staying in the Central Valley area of San Jose.
This beach is off the beaten path, offering seclusion and solitude from the crowds. The shoreline is a couple of miles long, boasting a beach face of about 500 meters at low tide. The long stretch of beach is perfect for long walks and bicycling. If adventure is what you are looking for, then grab your boogie boards and hit the waves. The beach is unprotected, meaning the rip tides can be a challenge to the inexperienced swimmer. I especially loved the mocha colored powdery sand. It packed very nicely, making it perfect for sandcastle building.
There are several vacation rentals located in Bejuco and the neighboring town of Esterillo, which also offers bars, shops, and restaurants. We stayed at a wonderful Airbnb with beach access while we visited with some friends from the States. We highly recommend this beach for those looking to slow things down.
Attractions: Playa Bejuco
Location: Village of Bejuco, CR
(Ratings based on the 5 Star System)
- Appeal (i.e. beauty, popularity, etc) – 4/5
- Water (i.e. clarity, waves, riptide, etc) – 4/5
- Sand (i.e. color, texture, etc) – 5/5
- Activities (i.e. swimming, surfing, etc) – 4/5
- Amenities (i.e. parking, food, etc) – 3/5