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Junquillal Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Junquillal Beach, Guanacaste Costa Rica.

Junquillal Beach, (Playa Junquillal in Spanish) is a small peaceful piece of paradise located on the North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is located 33 kms south from Tamarindo and 1.5 hours from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia. Playa Junquillal is characterized by being a very relaxed beach, on any given day you could be one of the very few people or the only the one at the beach, with crystal clear warm water sea all year long it's a great place to relax at the rhythm of the waves.

Playa Junquillal holds the "Bandera Azul Ecol√≥gica" (Ecological Blue Flag) an award given by the Costa Rican Government to those beaches and towns that  have developed tourist activity that is friendly with the environment, among other things to achieve the Ecological Blue Flag the beach must have satisfactory quality of the water and the beach, access to drinkable water, treatment of water and garbage cans and treatment, environmental education, signs and security.

Besides the EBF Playa Junquillal has many other ecological programs like the WWF program to preserve the leatherback turtle on which a group of local boys known as the "baula boys" helps to work on the turtle nursery, take care of the turtle nests at the beach and the bay turtles. Last year 886 turtles were born setting a record . There is also a program to conserve the Nandamojo river, which is the river that has it's estuary at the southern end of Junquillal, which by the way is a great place to go and do some meditation.

You would like to travel to Playa Junquillal if you are looking for a relaxing vacation away from your cell phone, laptop, stress and city life. Nightlife is not precisely one of Playa Junquillal's biggest assets, there is a bar where you can enjoy some drinks at the sunset and have some snacks and flow with the relaxed environment.