It was declared a National Refuge for Forest wildlife. It is a beautiful beach with clear water and fine sand. It has an extension of 2.5 km. It is a beach that is gently curved towards the area where you find mangroves with rich vegetation. In the northern sector, there is a gorge that holds a small forest that runs out towards its steep headlands and to its water pools during low tide. The area is safe to bathe and has a depth of 1.40 meters. Tourists will easily find accommodation and food in this basic infrastructure. It is ideal to go surfing, see the marine turtles lay their eggs in December and January.
How to arrive
The company Tralapa Ph (506) 2221-7201/2221-7202, offers a daily service that leaves from 20th Street, on the corner with 5th Avenue, in San José, and arrives at Junquillal Beach 2:00 p.m, the journey lasts five hours, and the service returns at 5:00 a.m. The same company covers the route from Santa Cruz, 6:30 p.m, returning at 5:00 a.m. The buses from Santa Cruz to Junquillal leaving from the Central Market 10:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m, 5:30 p.m. From Junquillal to Santa Cruz 5:30 a.m, 12:00 m.d, 4:30 p.m. It is the second most important beach for Baula turtles to lay their eggs.
You can use the same route for Avellanas beach and Negra Beach. To go to Junquillal you will need to travel 17 km from Santa Cruz to 27 de Abril, and then another 17 km via a dirt road passing by Paraíso. From Junquillal you can continue to the south taking a turnoff some 3 km to the east of Paraíso. The route is signposted “Reserva Ostional”.