Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the region surrounding the popular destination of Tamarindo, in particular, has the highest concentration of the country’s best, most beautiful beaches. For years Tamarindo has been attracting visitors thanks to the ideal surfing conditions. Once surfers paved the way for tourism, the rest of the area began to develop, making Tamarindo and the surrounding area one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of Costa Rica. For the perfect beach vacation, visit one of these top 5 beautiful beach destinations.
1. Tamarindo Beach
The beach that started it all, Tamarindo boasts steady surfing waves, ideal for both beginners and advanced surfers, attracting visitors from all over the world. Perfect sunsets, a great nightlife and dining scene and some of the most lavish accommodations can be found in Tamarindo Beach. There’s a reason Tamarindo has been and continues to be one of the top beach destinations in Costa Rica.
2. Playa Avenallas
South of Tamarindo lays Playa Avenallas, another surfer destination with little else to do, other than play in the waves or relax on the beach. Playa Avenallas stretches on for miles and shore is lined with mangroves, not hotels. This little known gem is still one of the less-traveled beaches in the Tamarindo area, but it won’t be for long, so make your way to Playa Avenallas while you can still enjoy it all to yourself.
3. Playa Portrero
Playa Portrero is actually a large, half moon bay extending from the quiet fishing village of Portrero on the northern end of the bay, to Flamingo Beach, on the southern end. While this area is slower to develop than Tamarindo, it is changing quickly, with the population working to maintain the environment as it does so. The area is great for sport fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
4. Playa Minas
The name says it all. Playa Minas, which means beautiful beach, is a situated a just North of Playa Grande. Playa Minas’s beauty is still a secret as no large real estate developments are in the area. The natural beauty of the white sand beaches sloping to meet the tranquil blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Playa Minas is a favorite beach for swimming, scuba diving, boat tours, and kayaking.
5. Playa Grande
Definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world, Playa Grande is part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park, located just south of Tamarindo. Since the beach itself is in the national park, there’s not much of a town scene here, but that’s just fine since Tamarindo is so close by. The main reason to visit Playa Grande, other than its breathtaking beauty and awesome surf is to witness one of nature’s true miracles. Playa Grande is a nesting site for the giant Leatherback Sea Turtles which can weigh between 500 and 1,500 lbs. These majestic creatures come ashore to lay their eggs and then, in six months time, the little babies hatch and make their way back to the water to live their lives.
The area surrounding Tamarindo is known as the Gold Coast of Costa Rica and this region is famed for all of the beautiful beaches and other natural wonders that visitors will encounter. In addition to the beaches, the area is home to a variety of exotic plants and animals, a host of butterflies and other remarkable insects, and sights of true beauty. Come see for yourself why this region has been attracting visitors from all reaches of the world for years. Come experience the beauty of Tamarindo and the surrounding area.
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