It has very good rights and lefts. Works much better with small and medium waves. Is known for its very clean and open waves. Access: By land. Tide: Any. Swells: North and Northwest. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 3 to 5. Season: December to March. Stars: 3.

GPS Latitude 10.167668, Longitude -85.813907


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 get Here?


Tralapa Enterprise Ph +  (506) 221-7201/ Ph + (506) 22221-7202, offers a daily service that departs from 5th Avenue with 20th Street in San Jose and arrives at 02:00 p.m. at Playa Junquillal at 02:00 p.m. The trip takes five hours, and to return the bus leaves at 05:00 a.m. This same company covers the route from Santa Cruz, at 06:30 p.m and returns at 05:00 a.m. The buses from Santa Cruz to Junquillal leave the Central Market at 10:30 a.m 02:15 p.m and 05:30 p.m. From Junquillal to Santa Cruz 05:30 a.m 12:00 m.d 04:30 p.m. This is the second most important beach for the leather back turtle.


Here you will use practically the same routes as those for Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra. You have to travel 17 kilometers to get to Junquillal, from Santa Cruz to 27 de Abril, and then, 17 kilometers by a non paved road that passes by Paraiso. From Junquillal you can continue south taking the turning point located 3 kilometers east of Paraiso. The route has a sign that reads “Reserva Ostional”.



Tatanka Hotel Restaurant & Pizzería Ph + (506) 2658-8426, fax (506) 2658-1312. E-mail: Located 200 meters of the Beach. Rooms with private bathroom and hot water, ventilator on ceiling, A/C, prices Single/ double/ triple 43/ 57/ 70 US$, include Breakfast. It has swimming pool, Italian restaurant, specialties in pizza made in a firewood oven, 10 US$ to 15 US$. Italian owners and their personnel are amiable with the visitor. Surrounded by a beautiful garden. The languages Italian, English, German and Spanish spoken. Laundry service, safe-deposit box, tours in the zone. They accept credit cards.

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Mundo Milo Eco Lodge Ph + 506 2658-7010.  The lodge has in total 5 independent units, also named cabinas, built and decorated in different world styles like one African, two Mexican and two Persian cabinas. The units are built amidst the trees near to the pool so you will feel like you are in the middle of the Jungle with all of the comforts you can imagine. The howler monkeys often swing in these trees close by.



La Joya de Lagarto Located in Playa Lagarto, Oceanfront Gem at La Joya de Lagarto features barbecue facilities, garden and free WiFi. The property has a terrace, as well as a bar. The restaurant serves American and Sichuan, as well as Grill/bbq cuisine. All units in the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Complete with a private bathroom, the rooms at Oceanfront Gem at La Joya de Lagarto are equipped with air conditioning, and certain rooms are equipped with a seating area. Guests at the accommodations will be able to enjoy activities in and around Marbella, like hiking. Double $ 90 dollar and $ 20 additional person.



La Ramada de Corchete Ph + (506) 8737-8964. A place to enjoy the delicious seafood, the best creole style cooked to the wood and the sea breeze.



Beach Paradise Cabinas Ph + (506) 8828-8861.  We have 3 fully equipped cabins, a refreshing pool, and we are located very close to beautiful Guanacaste beaches such as: Playa Negra, Playa Avellana, Junquillal Beach, Callejones Beach, Playa Blanca, Lagartillo Beach, Tamarindo Beach and many more.



El Castillo Divertido Hotel Ph /fax (506) 2658-8428.  Double 50/ 70 US$. Located on a hill half a kilometer from the Iguanazul entrance. This establishment, looks like a small castle. You can get a panoramic view of from the Azotea bar; there are hammocks from where you can see the sunset. The rooms in the tower have a sea view. They serve good meals and the beach is less than 1km away. The rooms have a private bathroom with hot water, Cable TV, air conditioning/ fan, and some have a balcony. It also has parking.



Guacamaya Lodge Ph + (506) 2658-8431, fax (506) 2658-8164. Have 6 room’s Standard high season Individual/ double 58/ 65 US$ and green season 41/ 47 US$. Villas for four people 140/ 105 US$. It has 6 bungalows with ventilator, private bathroom with hot water, a villa with two rooms and kitchen equipped, high season individual/ double/ triple/ quadruple 81 / 87/ 93/ 99 US$ y green season individual/ double/ triple/ quadruple 64/ 70/ 76/ 81  US$. Have to swimming pool with ocean view. Activities of fishing, Surfing, horse riding, snorkeling, diving, volleyball in the beach, long walks, vehicles rent and flights. It also has kitchen and restaurant with international cuisine and Swiss specialties. Their owners are Swiss and speak six languages.



Hotel Georgi CR Ph + (506) 8819-0766. Playa Junquillal Santa Cruz, Guanacaste. It is a beach hotel 150 meters from the beach Located on Junquillal beach in Santa Cruz Costa Rica. Our Hotel with ocean view, with 10 rooms. Rustically decorated a clean and pleasant place We have a pool for children and one for adults and a restaurant area overlooking the sea green areas surrounded by local flora and fauna our beaches are clean And with great diversity of natural beauty. Swimming pools and green áreas.