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Las Brisas del Mar and Playa Junquillal are located oceanfront on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Central America just outside of the town of Paraíso. Since Paraíso means Paradise in Spanish that puts just south of Paradise! The arrow marks the spot about 9 degrees north of the equator. Nicaragua borders Costa Rica to the north and Panama is to the south.
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Map of Playa Junquillal, Paraíso (Paraiso), Rio Seco, Playa Blanca, Playa Negra, Playa Avellanas, Veintisiete de Abril, Hacienda Pinilla, Villa Real, Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
On the map above, any road that is not dark brown should be navigable in a front wheel drive sedan in Dry Season, assuming you drive slow and dodge the larger potholes. On the roads shown in dark brown I suggest a 4x4. The major problem is ground clearance not the 4x4 traction in dry season. The closer the road is to the beach the worse the road is as a general rule. From Liberia or San Jose to past Santa Cruz the road is paved and the rest of the direct way in to Las Brisas it is dirt/ gravel mix so some do get by with the less expensive sedan. However, I find it fun to 4x4 up and down the coast to Playa Avellanas for example or to Rincon de la Vieja Park north of Liberia and usually get a small Toyota RAV4 or Suzuki Gran Vitara 4x4. The Ticos take sedans everywhere I go in the 4x4 but I'm not that good at pothole avoidance yet.
This local map has been arduously pieced together from many sources. I am developing a great respect for Mapmakers. If you discover errors or omissions I would like to hear from you.
Bottom Three Maps Courtesy of Hacienda Pinilla
International Airports are at San Jose or Liberia.
From San Jose take the Tempisque bridge towards Nicoya. Continue to Santa Cruz and then to Las Brisas.
From Liberia drive to Santa Cruz via Filadelfia
Just before Santa Cruz take a right to Playa-
Junquillal and then continue to Las Brisas.
Las Brisas del Mar beachfront vacation condo in Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica !
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