10 of the Best Beaches in Costa Rica

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    The most amazing beaches, surrounded by the most copious nature. We invite you to discover some of the most paradisiacal of Costa Rica.

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    Playa Conchal. It is located north of the province of Guanacaste, two kilometers from the Brasilito Beach. It is perfect for snorkeling. Here you will find the Paraíso Playa Conchal resort, one of the best hotels in the area.

    Playa Guanacaste. Bathed by the waters of the Pacific, this beach is ideal for snorkeling and family travel.

    Manuel Antonio Beach. It is located within the National Park Manuel Antonio and is perfect for camping on its white sand beaches. To get there, you must walk for about 50 minutes in the jungle, where you can see birds, monkeys, and even sloths.

    Playa Bonita. (Beautiful Beach) It is a clear black sand beach. Here you will find the best options of bars and restaurants. It is also located next to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the best destinations in Costa Rica for surfing.

    Puerto Viejo. (Old Port) It is the most visited destination in the Costa Rican Caribbean. It is close to the Talamanca Indigenous Reserve and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Although this beach is not the most beautiful of the place, it stands out for being close to the village, where you can stay and then visit the nearby beaches, among which stands out Punta Uva and those of the Cahuita National Reserve.

    Punta Uva. It is 8.5 km from the center of Puerto Viejo. It is a quiet beach known for its reef. It is a good idea to rent a car to be able to walk several beaches nearby.

    Puntarenas. It is famous for its tropical landscapes. Keep in mind that in Costa Rica the weather is always warm, so you can visit it at any time of the year. However, it is preferable to go between December and April, during the dry season (without much rain).

    Sámara. Also located in the province of Guanacaste. This beach bathed by the Pacific Ocean is perfect for hiking and is recommended for families with small children thanks to its calm waters. In addition, there is located the most important populated center of the peninsula of Nicoya.

    Playa Santa Teresa. It ranks fourth in the ranking of Tip Advisor of the best beaches in Central America. Here you can surf. It is also located in the province of Puntarenas.

    Tamarindo. In addition to being a beautiful beach, there are surf shops, art galleries, and large supermarkets.

    Beaches of Costa Rica
    Beaches of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is fortunate to have beaches both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific. With more than 1200 kilometers of coastline, its paradisiac beaches are within national parks and protected areas, such as the Manuel Antonio National Park, Cahuita National Park, Bribri de Talamanca Reserve and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

    This small Central American country is a true paradise. Here we show you a gallery with 10 of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Keep in mind that, although the country enjoys a warm climate throughout the year, the best time to visit it is from December to April, in the dry season.

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