Beaches in Costa Rica

Beaches in Costa Rica at SunsetCosta Rica is paradise in matters of beaches. The coastline has a length of over 1800 km with a never-ending variety of beaches. There are rocky and stony beaches, sandy beaches with white, gray, bluish black, tan, and pink colored sand. From Playa Naranjo to Playa Vuelta del Sur, and any name in between, from the Pacific to the Caribbean, Costa Rica offers an almost infinite number of beaches for tourist enjoyment. You can go surf, swim, snorkel, SCUBA dive, or just relax in the warm, tropical sun.

Guanacaste is famous for its spectacular beaches in the Pacific coast with more than 202 kilometres (125 miles) of extension. The beaches of Guanacaste are blessed by the nice climate and their crystalline waters. To swim, to dive, to fish, surf or alone to take sun, those are some of the so many things that the tourists can do. The visitors can also eat delicious sea food picked up by the local fishermen and enjoy them in a dinner under a starry sky, or simply in a restaurant.

Guanacaste beaches are ideal for surfing, even more; the area is one of the five good known points of the world for the practice of this sport. The fishing in high sea is also excellent and you can go on daily tours. Most of the Guanacaste beaches have white sands and dense vegetation. Some of these beaches are ancestral places where the turtles spawn their eggs.

Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, Playa Del Coco, Playa Ocotal 

Playa Panama

Just a mile south of Papagayo is Panama Beach, a bay within a bay. The resulting waters are nearly wave-free, and perfect for floating the afternoon away. Panama Beach's rock free, smooth sand is great for lying down to soak up the sun. With its position south of Culebra Bay, Panama's swimming conditions are idyllic. Ocean tides are often low and the break is calm. Additionally, the Papagayo region's abundant good weather makes great conditions for water recreation such as sailing, scuba diving and sport fishing.

Playa Hermosa

 Around two kilometres long, this lovely gray-sand beach is located between two mountainous points. To the south, in front of Punta Cacique, are Isla Pelona and Isla Montosa. With little surf and abundant coastal greenery, this Blue Flag beach is excellent for swimming, sunbathing, beautiful sunsets, water sports (including diving) walking and horseback riding. The coast of Hermosa Beach is renowned for its outstanding marine fauna. Services in town are abundant, offering excellent shopping, food, bars, and tourist activities.   

Playa del Coco in Costa Rica



Playas del Coco                                               

With a long tradition, this is one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica. Sharped like a horseshoe and located in a bay with little surf, it is highly suitable for swimming and boat anchorage. Often the waves a big enough for skimborading and fun with a boggieboard and  occasionally also big enough for surfing. Its sands stretch for almost three kilometers. To the south is Punta Centinela, which features a white-sand cove.

With the Brand-New Boardwalk in Playas del Coco a wide range of possibilities that allow tourists to enjoy all kinds of recreational and sporting activities, such as volleyball, basketball and skating. Other activities in Coco including sport-fishing, diving and boat tours. Playa del Coco is the best departure point for trips to Ollie’s Point and Witch’s Rock, both located in Santa Rosa National Park. These surf breaks are world famous and some of the best in Costa Rica.

Playa Ocotal

Set in a cove bordered by hills, this beach has cinnamon-sand and little surf. At its southern end is Punta Cirial, surrounded by crystalline waters. This beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports such as diving and sport-fishing, which are offered in various parts of the region. Magnificent views of the Gulf of Papagayo are enjoyable from the heights of the adjacent hills. South of Ocotal is a smaller cove called Bahía Azul or Pez Vela (Blue or Sailfish Bay), known for its sport-fishing camp. Ocotal is a Blue Flag beach.

Peninsula Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo is unique with its abundance of untouched white-sand beaches, most of them you only can go to by boat.

The most popular and easy accessible beach in Peninsula Papagayo is Nacasola, which you can go to by car. With clear water and gentle surf ideal for swimming, walking and diving, this beach is well frequented by tourists arriving in boats from various nearby hotels or water transportation companies. Its indisputable beauty makes Nacascolo a great place to walk along the water’s edge and explore the small estuary at its southern end.




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