Costa Rica Beaches

Best Beaches in Costa Rica

It is said that rental car is the best way to see the best beaches of Costa Rica. With the flexibility and ease of movement provided by your own vehicle, you are not limited in your travels. Some people get nervous driving in a foreign country, but if that’s not you, rent a car or hire a driver.

Manuel Antonio Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country. This coastal gem borders Manuel Antonio National Park, a coastal rainforest teeming with wildlife. It takes about 30 minutes to hike from the park’s entrance to Manuel Antonio Beach.

Interested in surfing? Visit Tamarindo Beach, off the wildly popular surf town of Tamarindo, where the perfect right breaks strike right off the coast. Tamarindo Beach is great for beginning surfers – so don’t be intimidated by its surf town reputation.

 

 

Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica: Best Tropical Jungle Beach

Costa Rica’s Playa Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast lives up to its reputation as one of the best beach spots in the world. Expertly maintained by the National Park system, there are fun activities that range from bird watching to surfing or scuba diving and sport fishing. Whatever it is that makes you tick, can be done at this tropical paradise.

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Playa Esterillos Centro: a Costa Rican Surf Spot near Jaco

Costa Rica Surf Spot and Nice Quiet Beach Since Playa Esterillos Centro is only 20 minutes outside of Jaco, it is relatively easy to access this Costa Rican surf spot. It is about 30 minutes north of the famous Manuel Antonio beach also. Near the rocky point of the far north part of this long undeveloped beach, there is a …

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Tropical Surf Paradise: Playa Esterillos Oeste Costa Rica

Playa Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica is a beach spot found about 80 miles/ 120 km from the capital, San Jose. It’s close to the beach vacation city of Jacó, on the Central Pacific coast of this Central American paradise. Playa Esterillos Oeste is in the Puntarenas province, Parrita canton. CR’s seven provinces are sub-divided into 81 cantons. Playa Esterillos is an extensive (4+ miles/ …

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