Top 5 Beaches In Costa Rica
You have arrived in Costa Rica and itching to take a dip in the warm, tropical waters of the best beaches in Central America. Costa Rica is known for its rain forests, volcanoes, and biodiversity, but most of all – its beaches! Looking to surf or perhaps a magical horse ride along the waters edge? Costa Rica has it all. So pack those shades and plenty of suntan lotion and be ready to hit the sand. We have put together a few of our recommendations below for choosing the best beach for your vacation in Guanacaste Costa Rica.
The Guanacasta Region is home to the best beaches in Costa Rica with Playa Tamarindo among the top of that list, with restaurants and shops lining the picturesque tourist destination. This large beach provides plenty of room for all to enjoy. If you’re looking to surf, Playa Tamarindo beach offers tame areas to learn how to surf and larger waves for experienced surfers. The soft, blonde-sand, stretches for miles with plenty of palm trees and warm sunshine.
Travel just north of Tamarindo and you’ll discover Playa Grande a very popular beach for beginner and experienced surfers alike. As the name implies, Playa Grande offers miles of flat sandy shorelines, perfect for long walks, sandcastle building or a game of frisbee.
Looking to escape the tourist traps and crowds? About a 45-minute drive away from Tamarindo you’ll come across Playa Pan de Azúcar, a favorite among the locals for its secluded and most private shorelines. Guests may lounge on the white-sand beach while listening to the hooting of wild monkeys, iguanas, and birds nearby. Sit on the beach and enjoy the sounds of nature, while listening to the calm waves of the Pacific Ocean. The beach is a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling or for the more adventurous divers. Fishing boats are nearby if a half-day or full day of fishing interests you. Horseback riding is also popular here, perfect for a special romantic getaway or honeymoon!
A trip to Guanacaste wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Playa Avellana, located about 45 minutes from Reserva Conchal
Saving the best for last! Playa Conchal is set in a large bay surrounded by clear waters and is easily one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The calm waters make it perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and relaxing. It’s the perfect beach for enjoying a day under the shade of the shoreline trees, soaking in all the warmth and beauty Costa Rica has to offer.
Whether you are looking for a calm, relaxing day at the beach surrounded by nature, or the best surfing spots in the country, to a rich nightlife, Guanacaste Region has a beach to fit for your Pura Vida vacation!