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Beaches at the pacific

With its coastline of approximately 1500 km Costa Rica offers beaches (most of them at the pacific side) for every kind of activity and for every taste.

Rainbow at Playa Matapalo [matapalo-rainbow.jpg]+

Rainbow at Playa Matapalo

After a tropical thunderstorm there is a rainbow appearing over the beach.
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Beach at Playa Matapalo

Unlike its popular neighbors, Dominical and Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Playa Matabalo isn't perfect for surfing and has no special attraction to draw tourists. Instead it offers many kilometers of peaceful sandy beach - perfect for swimming, ...
Rainbow II [rainbow-7.jpg]+

Rainbow II

Same beach, same thunderstorm, same rainbow
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Beach near Playa Matapalo

A little bit off the beaten track Playa Matapalo with its long dark sandy beach is the ideal place for a few days of relaxing.
(c) Frieder Edelhäuser 2005