Costa Rica Beaches – Beach Vacations & Top Destinations

COSTA RICA BEACHES – Paradise Found!

Costa Rica beaches are found on two beautiful coastlines, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

These two coasts are separated by majestic green mountains and imposing volcanoes belonging to the Continental Divide.

The Pacific and the Caribbean shores of Costa Rica are immensely distinct from each other.

This provides an extraordinary advantage for travelers looking to fulfill their vacation desires in accordance to their tastes.

Costa Rica beaches have been divided into six separate regions.

Each region can be categorized by their unique cultural flair, weather patterns, geographical location, and touristic approach.



Guanacaste Beaches

papagayo guanacaste costa ricaCosta Rica beaches in Guanacaste resonate of fun, sun, surfing, swimming, fishing, diving and other adventures.

Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific coastline belongs to the province of Guanacaste.

Besides its beautiful sands and blue skies, Guanacaste can also boast about its renovated International Airport (LIR) and impressive infrastructure catering to tourists from all over the world.

Tamarindo Beach is the most popular hang-out beach in Guanacaste, while Coco Beach is well known for its diving.


Nicoya Peninsula Beaches

Samara Beach Palm SunsetNicoya is a peninsula and a gulf in Costa Rica’s Northwest.

Its biological diversity, location and magnificent beaches have made Nicoya a top destination in Costa Rica.

Visitors in Nicoya will enjoy leisure, surfing, turtle nesting, nature hiking and many other activities.

Samara and Montezuma are the most popular hang-out beaches while Santa Teresa Beach is known for its excellent surfing.


Central Pacific Beaches

Hotel El Parador Manuel Antonio Area ViewCentral Pacific Costa Rica beaches are a short drive away from the capital city of San Jose and the country’s metropolitan Central Valley.

Central Pacific destinations tend to attract a large number of visitors.

If you are looking for a fun beaches, you may like Jaco.

Costa Rica’s central Pacific is home to protected beaches,  like those found in Manuel Antonio National Park.


Osa Peninsula Beaches

Hotel Aguila De Osa SunsetPristine, remote and endless Costa Rica beaches are in this corner of the country.

Corcovado National Park and the Dulce Gulf are the main reasons visitors come to experience Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Once you are here, you will realize why National Geographic Magazine has described this distant corner as the most biologically intense place on the planet.



South Caribbean Beaches

Puerto ViejoCosta Rica beaches along the less populated Southern Caribbean coastline have a complete different feel from its counter parts in the Pacific.

This area tends to produce smaller boutique-style accommodations engraved in the local culture and evergreen tropical flora. White sand beaches can be found next to black sand ones and the amount of fauna hanging around in the trees is seems more abundant and observable than most other places in Costa Rica.

The best hang-out beach is Puerto Viejo while Cahuita is know for its National Park and for snorkeling.



top 6 hotels in tortuguero costa rica mawambaAlthough Costa Rica beaches in this remote area seem endless, visitors come to Tortuguero for its thick jungles and incredible wildlife.

The best way to witness Tortuguero’s flora and fauna is by navigating through quiet canals and rivers.

Once on the water, its reflection seems to be extend the sky and giant jungles into its depths.



Costa Rica Beaches – Beach Vacations & Top Destinations
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