Other than walking on the beach, surfing, swimming when the surf isn’t too strong, and exploring tide pools, there isn’t much to do here—which you might like just fine. This beach is ideal for anyone who wants to relax without any distractions. Bring a few good books. If you have a car, you can explore the coastline just north and south of here.

Junquillal is a nesting site for both olive ridley and leatherback turtles, although conservation efforts and organized turtle-watching tours are both in their infancy here.

For surfers, the Junquillal beach break is often pretty good. I’ve also heard that if you look hard enough, there are a few hidden reef and point breaks around. However, be careful here, as the beach and rip currents are often a bit rough for casual swimming.

Several sportfishing boats operate out of Playa Junquillal. Inquire at your hotel. To rent a mountain bike, you can also check in at the Iguanazul.

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