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Which beaches are free from sewage in Costa Rica?

by MattGSocial Online Now Mar 18, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Is the Nicoya Peninsula is effected by sewage problems?

I've heard reports of sewage problems in the manuel antonia/quepos area, jaco, playa panama,  and especially tamarindo and the papagayo area. I'm wondering, is this sewage problem quite common on the beaches of costa rica, or is it more a situation of a few isolated incidents?

Can anyone recommend a resource that lists beaches in costa rica which are free of sewage issues?

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    Re: Which beaches are free from sewage in Costa Rica?

    by spartan Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I think it's more isolated incidents...we just returned from Costa Rica and stayed in Samara (Guanacoste Province) and the water was just fine. Playa Samara, Playa Carrillo and I forget the name of the other one in the area, but very clean and no issues. As was mentioned, riptides can be a issue.

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    Re: Which beaches are free from sewage in Costa Rica?

    by saraincahuita Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Look for beaches that have been awarded 'blue flags' as these are given for water quality amongst other factors. A few beaches have had sewerage problems but usually following heavy rainfall. Avoid swimming near river mouths entering the ocean to be on the safe side.

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