Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio

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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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  • We had a fun day at Playa Biesanz. The beach was beautiful and not crowded. Jorge took care of us with a shade canopy, lounge chairs, drinks, and even a great mahi burger 
    We had a fun day at Playa Biesanz. The beach was beautiful and not crowded. Jorge took care of us with a shade canopy, lounge chairs, drinks, and even a great mahi burger  more »
  • We visited this beach twice with our group of 14 people. We felt much safer swimming here than Playa Manuel Antonio. We rented chairs and they also offered drinks and some food. The 5 to 10 minute... 
    We visited this beach twice with our group of 14 people. We felt much safer swimming here than Playa Manuel Antonio. We rented chairs and they also offered drinks and some food. The 5 to 10 minute...  more »
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  • Another hidden gem the locals keep from mainstream tourists. There are better beaches. But this a private beach shared with a small group of locals on any given day. Just a 5 min walk from the road.
  • Tucked away, not touristy but there are locals offering drinks, kayaks, longe chairs, restroom, and maybe snacks. You will pay 1 or 2 k colones to park along the street. They watch the cars. If you have any walking issues, plan for a rocky, downhill trail to the beach. I wore hiking boots and used trekking poles because I have an unstable knee. We rented a kayak and enjoyed paddling around the bay. As we got further out from the protected area, the swells kicked in. Be aware of this. It was 10,000 colones/hr for a double kayak. Raul, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. He showed us a few sloths in the trees, a bonus!

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