Playa Camaronal Costa Rica
Playa Camaronal measures in at almost 2 miles long and sits about a 20 minutes drive south from Carrillo. This destination is not easily accessible and a 4WD is highly recommended. The shore is made up of grayish colored sands broken by the occasional estuary. Lush vegetation can be admired across the landscape which is backed by volcanic hills and cliffs; there are many tree specimens like wild plum, mahogany and balsa wood trees. Marine creatures such as crabs, nerites, snails, shore limpets even flatworms are very common here. Playa Camaronal boasts great surf but only during the dry season. The waves classify as moderate to strong, can reach up to 20 feet and never close out. Surfing can become challenging as you tackle the beach breaks that peel from both directions. Visitors are encouraged to be cautious with the strong sea currents. This beach is rarely crowded, great for camping out and also functions as a nesting site for leatherback and ridley sea turtles.