Playa Palo Seco, Costa Rica

See the lovely baby sea turtles that are born by the shore of the amazing Playa Palo Seco, in Costa Rica

Playa Palo Seco, Costa Rica
Playa Palo Seco
© Roberto Fernández-Morales

Playa Palo Seco is located in the Parrita canton, in Costa Rica, very close to Damas Island, 25 min from the Quepos canton, 10 min from the Parrita mountains and one hour and a half from San José, being as well rather close to the unique Manuel Antonio National Park.

Playa Palo Seco is an incredible virgin beach hidden in the natural wonders of Parrita, whose sand is slightly dark in the sides and a bit clearer in the center, and which is surrounded by abundant tropical vegetation. Besides, the majestic mountains around Parrita city offer a myriad of activities, as canopy, rafting, excursions to the forest, to thermal waters or to cascades.

The mouth of the Pirris river can be found in the west sector of this beach, and the Palo Seco estuary in its northern shore, an area through which you can travel to the mangroves and observe its wildlife. There, it is common to find species such as the sea bass, red porgy and grouper fishing; here it was given the world record for sea bass fishing. In addition, Palo Seco has a local school whose aim is to protect sea turtles by incubating, protecting and releasing baby sea turtles whose mothers come ashore to lay their eggs.

Enjoy an incomparable landscape where you can get to see baby sea turtles from August to November and turn your travel into an unforgettable experience. You can also practice water activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, or surfing, but being careful due to the strong waves and currents.

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Parrita canton, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

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