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Nearby bars and discos:

Mogambo 1.1 km away
Karma Lounge 1.5 km away

Nearby accomodations:

Contempo Manuel Antonio 458 meters away
Hotel Mandarina 1.3 km away
Hotel Villa Roca 1.4 km away
Casa Bosque Verde 1.4 km away
The Falls Resort 1.4 km away
Peace of Paradise 1.5 km away
Casa Nelda 2.4 km away
Gaia Hotel and Reserve 2.4 km away
Coyaba Tropical B&B 2.5 km away

Nearby restaurants and coffee shops:

Cafe Milagro 1.3 km away

Central Pacific Coast > Manuel Antonio > Beaches

Playita Gay Beach

The gay beach, called Playita (or little beach) by all, is often spoken of for what it once was: an isolated little beach, surrounded by nature, clothing optional, with cruising behind the beach. Since the 2007 opening of a hotel directly behind the beach, the gay beach is now a section at the end of the beach beyond the hotel and the hotel has been known to call the police when nudity is seen. Public access to this beach is to walk west (away from the park) along Playa Espadilla and cross the rocks. This crossing is not safe within several hours of high tide so check the tide tables before you go and plan your coming and go accordingly.

Comments on Playita Gay Beach

What are people saying about us?Gay Beach     Gary Courtney from Canada     January 29, 2012

I go to Manuel Antonio about 3 times a year. The Playita Beach is no longer nude as nude beaches are illegal in CR, but it is still mostly gay - although there are straight tourists from the hotel behind the beach. A lot of gay people now also gather at the north end of the main beach, which is just south of Playita Beach - where there is nothing but jungle behind the beach and no issues about climbing over the rocks at high tide to reach it. Both areas are great - although not naked.

What are people saying about us?Nude beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica     D'Angelo & Michael     December 03, 2008

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