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“Awesome Beach”

Reviewed 30 June 2014

Loved it, so peaceful and wonderful place to visit. The water was so clear and I enjoyed the great people of San Juan. Very welcoming location. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We did a private snorkeling tour with Rana Tours. It cost an extra $45. What a huge mistake! It was supposed to be a 3 hour snorkeling excursion. What should have been a 40 minute boat ride to Costa Blanca beach turned out to be over an hour due to our "guides" going very slow so they could fish. Needless to say, this cut out almost an hour of our time. When we got there, they gave us masks that were not washed or sanitized. They just rinsed them off in the sea water. During the actual snorkeling, we saw maybe 3 fish. We went to the beach and spent most of the time picking up sea shells. On the way back, they took their time again, more interested in fishing than assuring we had a good tour. We passed by another tour boat and they handed off the masks we had just used, once again without washing or sanitizing the snorkeling equipment. Stay away from this company, you will be disappointed!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We did not have high expectations, but we were pleasantly surprised by the nice beach. We were there in the morning, so it was quite quiet...a few people swimming and sun bathing. We took off our shoes and walked in the surf, stopping on the way back to sample the local beer at a beach side restaurant. It was quite good and very reasonable at only $1.50 USD. The small town had some unexpected surprises...a cart pulled by two long horn oxen and two goats being reluctantly led by two boys on bicycles. Local flavour!

Thank W V
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I really wanted to say something positive about the SJDS beach, but coming from Florida, it is difficult. The best thing about it is the view: of the ocean, fishing boats, etc. The sand is dark, coarse and extremely rocky in places. Also, dogs, including strays, roam freely, so watch your step! There is debris at the upper part of the beach. Restaurants border the beach, but after stepping over dog poop, I lost my appetite. On the weekend, busloads of locals arrive and the beach looks like a calm, gleeful refugee camp lined with colorful makeshift tents. Well, it is their country, not ours. I respect this. Apparently, the beach attracts many foreign surfer types who likely are not concerned about less-than-pristine beaches. The beach, like town, is rustic, which is actually part of its charm.

Thank Ode2travel
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been to much better beaches, but I think the beach was okay for being right in town. I enjoyed watching all the activity and it is really pretty clean for being a city beach.

Thank madtaxer
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