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Playa Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio
Match: Beaches
... and warm waters is just amazing and unforgettable; the waking thru the park is a great hiking until you get to the virgin beaches, wide variety of flora and wildlife, one of my favorite places in Costa Rica!
One of our favorite day tours filled with spotting many tree loving animals (Sloths, monkeys, Toucans) and one of the most gorgeous beaches we've ever seen.
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Playa Hermosa Santa Teresa
Match: Beaches
Beaches pristine - white sand, easy access & fewer rocks - great place to surf, swim & watch sunset!! Also great for morning walks.
Many of the beaches including Hermosa in the area have beautiful white sand & it goes on forever so that it can be shared by many ocean lovers.
Punta Uva Beach Punta Uva
Match: Beaches
This beach rivals the beautiful, clam inlet beaches of Hawaii - jungle and river come up to the edge of this beautiful white sand beach; soft gentle lapping waves (if there are any) feel like a gentle sway on a fl...
Having lived in the Pacific NW of Costa Rica for just over a year without really getting to travel around the country, the little town of Puerto Viejo and the surrounding beaches blew me and and the family away.
Barrigona Beach Playa Samara
Match: Beaches
This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, although it's quite difficult to get to, you really need a 4x4.
One of the Top 5 beaches in Costa Rica (Pacific Coast)
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Match: Beaches
Guiones has become one of my fave beaches in Costa Rica for its extension, friendly water, gorgeous rocks that show itself on low tides and become perfect tide pools.
Nosara and Playa Guiones are beautiful sleepy places to unwind and enjoy surfing, yoga, fresh food, beaches, and sunshine.
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Playa Avellana Playa Avellanas
Match: Beaches
Best food, nicest people clean beaches, great service and cheap transportation to and from Tamarindo by bus.
Out of all the beaches in this region, Avellana had the best water, surrounding nature, quality sand, peaceful atmosphere and surfable waves.
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Playa Santa Teresa Santa Teresa
Match: Beaches
Awesome beaches, Montezuma waterfalls, Surf lessons at Kina Surf, stayed at Emerald Abode (look up on VRBO.com), snorkeling at the volcanic rocks, and day trip (through Zuma Tours) to Tortuga Island!
For child, teen or adult rainforest exploring, canopy zip-lines, surfing & surf lessons , snorkeling, endless beaches, and wild animals & cool bugs One of the best kid-friendly towns is Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Sa...
Samara Beach Playa Samara
Match: Beaches
It has such beautiful beaches, great restaurants, lots of beaches nearby to explore for day trips, and a fun nightlife as well!
This is a bit more protected than some of the other beaches in the region, with perfect waves for learning to surf or for swimming.
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Playa Conchal Playa Conchal
Match: Beaches
Gorgeous!!! Beautiful beaches and lush flora and fauna......the Pacific Northwest of Costa Rica is magnificent
One of our favorite beaches and perfect sunset spot!
Playa Biesanz Manuel Antonio
Match: Beaches
The beach was stunning, and is nicely protected for swimming - although it is a little rocky compared to some other beaches in the area so bring water shoes or sandals.
A Beautiful little beach that's tucked away from the main touristy beaches.
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Playa Ventanas Ballena
Match: Beaches
Of the 6 major South Pacific beaches we visited (from Manuel Antonio, Uvita to Drake bay), this is my favorite.
This is one of the many beautiful beaches along the southern zone of Costa Rica's pacific coast.
Playa Hermosa Playa Hermosa
Match: Beaches
Playa Hermosa is a quiet small beach town in the Guancaste area Beaches are super clean and their are lots of good restaurant in the area.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica!
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Uvita Beach Uvita
Match: Beaches
It is just one of perhaps five different beaches comprising the Parque Naciobal Marino Ballena, each one different, all worth visiting for their beauty and solitude.
Truly one of the most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica!
Playa Cocles Cocles
Match: Beaches
Beautiful beach and endlos sun , we love costa rica and all the beaches , but this is on of the best.
It has a beautiful beach and you can head south by car or bike to the other beaches of Punta Uva and Manzanillo.
Playa Chiquita Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Match: Beaches
The animals (monkeys, tucans, sloths etc etc) come right up to your doorstep, the beaches (you have to search a little and you will find a spot where its only you and noone else) are amazing, the waves are ok for...
Lovely beaches, outstanding trail, hiking, tons of animails.
Tamarindo Beach Tamarindo
Match: Beaches
I loved Tamarindo for the sunset but I think the best beaches are Playa Avellanas and Playa Conchal...and 'really easy to go by a daily shuttle "Avellanas Express" Great Holiday!!!!!
Wide beaches, plenty of sun (at least during the non-rainy season), and perfect waves for beginner surfers (and more challenging waves a short distance away for more experienced surfers).
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Playa Carmen Santa Teresa
Match: Beaches
One of our favorite beaches
Loved this beach for its wonderful surfing and people- watching at sunset, but mostly for the great food and drinks and staff at Carmen's- the pizza restaurant there which had the BEST ceviche we tasted.
Cesar Adventure Province of Guanacaste
Match: Beaches
Our fantastic guide, Mike, took us zipline in at the congo rainforest then we stopped to see 4 beaches, one of them being shell beach (BEAUTIFUL!!!) Its a beach with all shells in lieu of sand.
We also visited a few of the local beaches, had lunch with our tour guides and thoroughly enjoyed their company.
Match: Beaches
Manuel Antonio park is beautiful and so are the beaches inside, however for our young family it was much easier to park our car and walk right onto the beach.
While parking is difficult to get from time to time, it is one of the nicest beaches in the area.
Playa Rajada La Cruz
Match: Beaches
one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in Costa Rica.
A short drive from the resort Mareas and the kite schools along the dirt road this beach is a great place for sunset drinks or a swim in the ocean.
Puerto Viejo Beach Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Match: Beaches
Black sand beaches, sunny day it's crystal clear water turquoise reflection refreshingly cool easy to wade and swim in.
From the black sand beach to the most amazing beach of Manzanillo..my fav beaches I have ever scene!Rent a bike and ride all along them.
Potrero Beach Playa Potrero
Match: Beaches
It's also very close to two beautiful, unique beaches (conchal and La penca)
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
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Match: Beaches
White sand beaches, large waves to play in.
One of the nicest beaches I've ever been to.
Palo Seco Beach Parrita
Match: Beaches
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica! Palmtrees, dark sand, warm water and just a few people!
Beautiful quiet walks, wading in the warm surf and enjoying a relaxing beach vacation.,
San Juanillo Beach San Juanillo
Match: Beaches
Beautiful bay, safe for families to swim unlike many of Gunacaste's surf beaches.
On of the best beaches in Costa Rica
Parque Nacional Marino Ballena Province of Puntarenas
Match: Beaches
Marino Ballena is a lovely park with great beaches for swimming, walking, and relaxing.
We only experienced the beaches which were like you seen in the beautiful pictures everyone posts on Instagram, but would put this on our 'to do list' for a future visit.
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Dominicalito Beach Dominical
Match: Beaches
there are so many lovely beaches in close proximity tot visit as well as being a stones throw from Dominical's beautiful beach from the Tropical Sands Dominical Hotel we stayed at.
Walking distance to hotels, beaches, food; pick a hotel ecolodge and settle in for the week.
Playa Bejuco Esterillos Este
Match: Beaches
Another astonishing Costa Rican Pacific beach Miles of fabulous sand More populated than other beaches but still absolutely phenomenal
This is a great beach to spend a day, quiet, lined with coconut trees, big surf and a beautiful estuary at one end of the beach that you can walk to, but watch out for crocodiles that come visiting sometimes we we...
Playas del coco Playas del Coco
Match: Beaches
Best location for scuba diving and snorkeling and so much more!!! Also beach is very close if you want to drive to other beaches for surfing.
Rent a car to explore nearby beaches such as playa panama ( very calm), ocotal ( snorkel), cochal ( white sand), matopalo and endless more.
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Playa San Josecito Drake Bay
Match: Beaches
Ist one the best beaches near in the Drake Bay for relax and swimming, spent full day... Around you can see monkeys, many birds and great views.
The hike is about 4 hours in total, but I suggest to start early in the day so that you can take your time to stop at many of the beaches, go swimming and have time to observe all the wildlife.