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Junquillal

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Junquillal

Junquillal is a small and quiet community with an amazing beach. The town is not far from tourist destinations like Tamarindo, but here you can still experience the authentic relaxed, laidback life-near-the-beach in Costa Rica. The hotel owners know their way around town and inform you about must-see’s and do’s during your stay. 

Be sure to visit the nearby pearly white Avellanas beach where a Dutch guy opened the cosy beach bar Lola’s, named after his pig that he regularly takes for a swim in the ocean! From the nearby and often empty beach, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets and most likely you’ll spot some turtles during your stay. Junquillal is a nesting place for several species of turtles. You can visit the Junquillal Turtle Conservation, where you can learn more about how the turtles are protected. WWF used to run a project in Junquillal to involve the local community to monitor the beach, for example, to keep poachers away from the nests.

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Remco and Louise

We really enjoyed our stay with Lieke and Michiel. The bungalows were very nice, each had a different style. We dined at the hotel every evening, just because the food was so great! There is a lot to do in the area, but you can also relax on beautiful quiet beaches.

We went kayaking through the mangrove forests and we enjoyed the absolute silence that was only disturbed by the sound of birds and some howler monkeys in the distance.

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De Weerdt family

Our whole family liked Junquillal a lot. We enjoyed our time with Lieke and Michiel and the great food of course! Our tip is to book a turtle tour at the  junquillal turtle conservation The guides are really nice and it’s a great excursion with kids as well.

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John and Helma

The final destination during our holiday was Junquillal. Here the climate was dry and hot, so we saw very different flora and fauna. We enjoyed the turtle tour and the nearby, quiet beach. Although the coast can be very touristy, we really enjoyed our stay in the quiet town of Junquillal. Lieke and Michiel were wonderful hosts who provided us with delicious food and nice conversations.

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Van der Molen family

We liked our stay in Junquillal. Good food and very nice hotel owners. We explored the area and liked the nearby town of Tamarindo. Back at the hotel we liked the nearby beach; it’s 3 km long and you’re pretty much the only one enjoying it.

We also booked a zipline tour and that was really great! We had lunch at Lola, a really nice restaurant on the beach.

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Lubbers family

Mundo Milo Ecolodge offers delicious food, is managed by a great couple and very laidback and relaxed….for us it was the best final destination of our holiday.

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Wiebe, Franciske, Marrit and Rigt

In Junquillal we stayed at a great location and we had a real click with the owners who shared their life story with us.

Our breakfast and dinner were absolutely delicious and you feel that Lieke, the owner, is really putting her heart into it. We had a wonderful time here exploring the area. Playa Avellanas was a favourite, what a relaxed atmosphere here. In short, we wouldn’t have wanted to miss this place, beautiful surroundings and fantastic hospitality at Mundo Milo!

What can you see in and around Junquillal?

Insider tip of Renee:

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Insider tip of Renee:

If you want to take a nice souvenir of your trip to Costa Rica, visit to Margarita in Playa Negra. She makes the nicest bikini’s for you and you can choose from many different models and fabrics. In just one day your handmade, personal souvenir is ready!

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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Unique homestay in Zapotal de Miramar
This is your chance to stay with locals in Costa Rica! The charming village of Zapotal de Miramar is literally located on top of a mountain. You can stay overnight in wooden cabins, or experience a unique homestay with a local family. The villagers will warmly welcome you and you'll have your own bedroom and bathroom. Meals are prepared and shared with the local family. One specific tour or activity in the village is included in your stay.
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Bird watching in Palo Verde National Park
The Palo Verde Biological Station is located in the centre of Palo Verde National Park, which is gigantic. It includes the largest wetland in the country and borders the Tempisque River. It is also one of the last areas of tropical dry forest in Central America and therefore the Biological Station is an important research facility. Besides, it's a great location to spot many bird species.
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The real nature experience in Los Andes
Los Andes is a tiny town close to the Santa Rosa National Park in Guanacaste. You're staying at Tierra Madre, an isolated ecolodge with friendly Belgian owners doing everything to make you feel at home.
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The underwater world and white beaches of Sámara
Sámara is a small coastal village with a laidback, relaxed atmosphere. There's a wide variety of hotels, restaurants and bars. The beach is always nearby and the quiet bay with a beautiful coral reef is a must for snorkel lovers. In conclusion, Sámara beach is also a great destination for families.
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Soar beyond the cloud forest of Monteverde
Monteverde is famous for its unique cloud forest reserve. The village lies in the mountains and is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can still spot the beautiful quetzal. While in Monteverde you can explore the cloud forest by foot or hanging bridge, but also book a zipline tour and soar beyond the trees, a great experience!
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Magical blue waterfalls in Bijagua
Bijagua is a charming village near the river Rio Celeste and the Tenorio National Park. The river was named after the intense blue colour of its water. Take your time hiking up to the beautiful waterfall in the jungle and explore the area by horseback or mountain bike. You stay in a comfortable bungalow with great view of the volcano.
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Bubbling mud pools near Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano has 9 craters and is still an active volcano. The area is wellknown for its thermal mud pools, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. You can explore the area by foot, horseback or mountainbike. Enjoy your stay here!

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