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If you drive about 14 km southwest from Playa Carillo Beach you will reach Playa Corozalito Beach separated by towering cliffs of volcanic rock that are 80 million years old and constantly sculpted by the sea from Playa Islita. Corozalito is 1.5 kms long and has an estuary, an almost full-grown mangrove swamp and fresh water, even during the dry season.

Leatherback and hawksbill turtles nest at this and the neighbouring Camaronal Beach, and sometimes also at Islita. This tiny but exceptionally beautiful beach is located between Camaronal Beach to the west and Bejuco Beach to the east. The terrain is composed of hills of volcanic origin , deep river canyons and steep cliffs.

The pounding surf has formed abraded cliffs and platforms where at low tide there are tidal pools and exposed rocks that serve as temporary shelter for brightly coloured fish, sea urchins, nerites, chitons, choras, caricacos and other invertebrates.

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