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Beautiful ocean views and caves

Stunning views gorgeous ocean and the caves are beautiful definitely visit at low and high tides... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa R
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Nice Beach

Fee to park, Nice clean beach. The caves are something to see. Walked half way through as the tide... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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“low tide”(27 reviews)
“cool caves”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ballena 60501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stunning views gorgeous ocean and the caves are beautiful definitely visit at low and high tides for the true beauty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Fee to park, Nice clean beach. The caves are something to see. Walked half way through as the tide was coming in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rfrmrr
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Be sure to check on tide times so you can visit when the water is low enough to walk through the caves. The beach was really wonderful. The sand was soft, the waves fun, and water clear and clean. We generally found the beaches in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank lisaforan
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We traveled up and down the west coast of Costa Rica to find the best beaches. This beautiful, lush, beach cove was one of our favorites. The jungle was so green and full of all types of tropical plants. The sand was a darker brown...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 25 August 2018

this beach is the first or second beyond the National Park so you pay for parking but not per head to enjoy it, yet there were lifeguards there today when we went and the sand is glorious and the coconut palms fringe the beach beautifully...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rufus B
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sandy beach...close parking. Not too crowded. Bordered by cliffs on each side. Not a lot of undertow and great waves

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a great beach to go to! You pay 2,000 Colones to get in, but the beach is safe, clean, there are cabanas (for a small fee) and food stands. The waves are fun and the caves are fun to watch when the tide...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ginger0110
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited Ventana Beach on our recent visit to Ojochal. Overall it was pretty laid back. Easy walk from the car to the beach. We were there at low tide, but never made it to the caves! Oh well, we'll just have to go back!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mstraha
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This beach is not very busy and actually a very chill spot. There’s a few really cool caves you can walk into during low tide. And a river that feeds into the ocean with some awesome views.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sara G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Located a few miles south of Ojochal, Playa Ventanas is a very pretty beach, especially noteworthy due to the windows in the cliffs through which sea water surges during high tide. At low tide, one can safely stroll through these tunnels.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas Z
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Lisa A
22 January 2018|
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I would say at least 3 hours depending on traffic and weather.