This is a beach break where its waves close out, but it can occasionally be good. Access: By land. Tide: Medium and up coming. Swells: North, Northwest and South. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to 10. Season: All year. Stars: 3.

GPS Latitude 9.475178, Longitude -84.264959

Palo Seco Beach

This beautiful place is not spoken about very much and not many people have been there even though it is only three hours from San José. The Pacific waves break on this magnificent deserted beach, surrounded by palm trees. Behind the beach you can find mangroves and the Palo Seco stream which is where the waters from the Río Damas flow into. From the village of Parrita,  you will drive 4 Km along a paved road and 2km along a graveled road. If you do not have a car, the village of Parrita offers bicycles or taxis for 3 US$.

How to arrive and leave

Only two hours and thirty minutes away from the International Airport Juan Santamaría in Alajuela or at the airport Tobías Bolaños in Pavas and 45 minutes from Jaco, 5 Km from Parrita Palo Seco Beach. There are 20 minutes flights from San José to Quepos airport and 30 minutes to the Manuel Antonio National Park.


Hotel La Isla Ph + (506) 2779-9393. Playa Palo Seco, Parrita, 2.5 kms al este de la escuela, Puntarenas. Surrounded by extensive green areas, our hotel offers you two varieties of lodging systems. Standard Rooms with a maximum capacity of four people.  Each room has two double beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom and hot water. Equipped villas for a maximum six people.

Clandestino Beach Resort Ph + (506) 2779-8806.  Playa Palo Seco, 5 km to the east from the begin of the beach, Parrita, Puntarenas. The beach hotel Clandestino Beach Resort has 12 luxurious rooms designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as teak wood structures, real-braided palm leaves, green stones for bathrooms, bamboo furniture, ceiling and the structure of the terraces. All rooms have air conditioning, fans, safe, TV, hard drive, Free WiFi, 110w and 220w for the Europeans, mini bar, hot water, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and a luxury organic body products. 

Cocomar Beachfront Hotel Ph + (506) 2779-9671. Ph + (506) 2779-9772 
or from U.S.A. o Canadá: (+844) 8024695.Whatsapp +(506) 7275-7153. At our beach view Hotel you will find a series of activities, that you can enjoy with your partner, friends or with your family, such as: beach volleyball, freshwater fishing in Parrita river, surf, boat tours by the Palo Seco Mangrove or ride a bike on the quiet beach, among others. Moreover, after prior coordination with the Hotel, you can enjoy horseback riding tours and Yoga classes on the beach.

Hotel Beso del Viento Ph + (506) 2779-9674. Playa Isla Palo Seco, Parrita. Nestled between an 8 mile long untouched beach and the mangrove, this small hotel enjoys a secluded and serene location, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. This is a place designed to astonish its guests with its elegant and tasteful decor, peacefulness, comfort, lush surroundings, and scrumptious cuisine. This is an ADULT ONLY hotel where tranquility, well-being, leisure and peaceful time are of the greatest importance. Each of the 12 guest rooms are elegantly decorated and comfortably appointed,with their personalized touches and charming atmosphere. 

Mar y Sol Restaurante Bar Ph + (506) 2779-4212. Playa Palo Seco, Parrita. It is the only bar and restaurant located in palo seco where the fish is always fresh and the atmosphere is extremely relaxed.




Sky Mountain Canopy Ph + (506) 2779-4212. Ph + (506) 8830-1699.Located in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, you will find the Sky Mountain canopy, with a safe system of paths 7.200 feet and zip lines. Welcome to the adventure and enjoy the views of the ocean and the mountains, whilst you walk barefoot along the Pacific Coast. Located: The tree canopy tour is unforgettable and is undoubtedly the best way you get see nature and enjoy the adrenaline rush and blide between the platforms in the sky. Located in Chirraca de Parrita, Puntarenas is only ten minutes walk from the Costanera, within 265 acres o the reserve.