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Things to do in Junquillal, Guanacaste Province

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
“Great food, open from 7 am - 9:30 pm every day. They make their own ice cream. Delicious, 9 different flavors.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great smoothies, good food, cozy groups of people at the bar, stunning views. Owner Tibor is amazing and will help you spot whales if it's the right timing. Great for breakfast.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“The restaurant is great, but the ambiance makes this place just fantastic for evening cocktails before turning in. We love the owners, the food, the drinks, the ping pong table, everything. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“1 1/2 kil from us, 7 minutes by car, 12 minutes bicycle, 20 minute walk for groceries. Is full grocery store, takes credit/debit cards, open 8am - 8pm everyday”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Long black-sand beach. Good for strong swimmers, boogie-boarding, and surfing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“TURTLE NESTING At Playa Junquillal beach the endangered Leather Back Turtles or the smaller Ridley Turtles lay their eggs. They seem to prefer well moon-light nights at high tide. Also a deep water approach leading to steep white sand beaches is favored. The females struggle to the beach, dig a hole with their flippers, lay their eggs, cover them up and then return to the ocean. Wear dark clothes, do not shine light into their eyes or otherwise disturb them. Only approach closer when the egg laying begins. Generally it takes about 3-4 hours for the whole process.”
  • 1 local recommends