Though Nosara’s far from undiscovered and undeveloped, you’ll still see more fish than people at secluded San Juanillo beach. To get there, rent a four-wheel ATV from Monkey Quads ($50 a day). Swing by Coconut Harry’s to pick up a snorkel, mask, and fins ($5 a day), and drive 40 minutes northwest on winding dirt roads past forests, beaches, and locals’ homes. Don’t wear anything too nice as you’ll be covered in road dust. Wash off in the clear, calm waters of this paradisiacal cove, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
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