Paradise Found!

The best beaches in Costa Rica are found on two beautiful coastlines separated by a mountain range belonging to the Continental Divide.

The Pacific and the Caribbean shores of Costa Rica are immensely distinct from each other, providing an extraordinary advantage for travelers looking to fulfill their vacation desires in accordance to their tastes.

Beaches in Costa Rica have been divided into six separate regions, each region can be categorized by their unique cultural flair, weather patterns, geographical location, and touristic approach.

The Costa Rica beach regions are:

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Playa Negra

Now Playa Negra is one of the best surfing spots in all of Costa Rica.

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Playas del Coco

The Guanacaste province has skyrocketed in tourism the past decade due to the discovery of dazzling beaches, fantastic weather and astounding nature. Several beach towns have become popular destinations for tourists and one that stands out as being most visited is the small but not sleepy town of Playas del Coco in the Gulf of […]

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Puntarenas stretches along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica from Guanacaste right down to the Osa Peninsula and the Panamian Border.

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Gulf of Papagayo

Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo is legendary for it's beautiful beaches and warm tropical waters.

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Golfo Dulce

Golfo Dulce (English: Sweet Gulf) is an inlet in Costa Rica, located on the Pacific Oceanside of Costa Rica.

Ostional Beach Baby Turtle

Ostional Beach

You will find Ostional on the Gold Coast of the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste.

Carrillo Beach Sunset

Carrillo Beach

Playa Carillo is a little piece of Paradise on Earth.

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Junquillal Beach

Playa Junquillal is ideal for those seeking a quiet relaxing beach on the Pacific Coast. It has flamboyant sunsets, a long clean white sand beach, lots of tours to do, and a great choice of hotels and restaurants.

Tamarindo Surfing


Located in Costa Rica's northern province of Guanacaste, Tamarindo is one of the most popular beach areas in Costa Rica.

Pavones Beach Palms Waves

Pavones Beach

Think Pavones, think surfing; Pavones is Costa Rica’s surf beach, and enthusiast surfers claim to get a 3-minute ride on one of the longest break.

Playa Avellanas Sky Sand

Playa Avellanas

Playa Avellanas is pristine beautiful beach located about 10 kms away from Tamarindo, in the province of Guanacaste.

Playa Panama Sunset Beach

Playa Panama

Playa Panama is a family beach located in the Gulf of Papagayo, known for its superb beaches and sunsets.

Playa Hermosa Sunset

Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa is one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches.

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Mal Pais

For a simple beach holiday in the heart of Costa Rican nature, then Mal Pais is one of the great beaches to visit in Costa Rica.

Ocotal Beach Boats

Ocotal Beach

Ocotal is considered to be the gateway to Papagayo and its enchanting beaches.

Montezuma Beautiful Beach


Playa Montezuma is a hidden gem on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. A favorite of celebrities and musicians, this little bohemian town with its laid-back lifestyle and alternative, varied population, is perfect when you just want to get away from it all.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo

The main tourist town of the Costa Rican Caribbean is Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The mix of open-air bars and laid back surfer attitudes make this one of the most chilled places to hang out in Costa Rica.

Samara Beach Palm Sunset


Samara is most definitely one of the most beautiful and friendly Beaches of Costa Rica. The perfectly shape white sand beach and deep blue ocean, the flamboyant sunsets, the many tours and activities and its amazing choice of hotels and restaurants make it one of the top destinations of this country.

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Flamingo Beach

Flamingo Beach has often been rated as being one of the most amazing Beaches of Costa Rica, because of its splendid white sand beach, calm water and glorious sunsets. Its marina attracts many travelers while the expats of nearby town like to visit it for its beauty and peaceful atmosphere. An excellent choice for an excellent holiday in Costa Rica!

Playa Conchal Clear Sea

Playa Conchal Costa Rica – A Beautiful Beach in Guanacaste

With its white sand made out of crushed shells and corals, Playa Conchal is truly one of the most magnificent beaches of Costa Rica. Its warm blue clear water, with its gentle waves, make it ideal for a family holiday, or those who like to snorkeling or go scuba diving will see myriads of colorful fish, and if they are lucky spot a Manta Ray.

Esterillos Beach

Esterillos Beach

Esterillos is located on the Central Pacific coast in the province of Puntarenas. What makes it appealing is that it is fast and easy to reach it: You first get to Jaco Beach, then carry on south towards Hermosa, and a few kilometers further you reach Esterillos.

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Hermosa Beach near Jaco

There are two beaches called Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. One is located in Guanacaste, near Playas del Coco, and the other one is in Puntarenas, just South of the well-known Jaco, and this is the one we are describing here. Playa Hermosa of Puntarenas is first and foremost a surfers’ beach.

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Playa Potrero

This is one of the most beautiful and enchanting Beaches of Costa Rica, close to very popular beaches like Playa Conchal, Brasilito, Tamarindo, Flamingo and Playas del Coco. Playa Potrero is great for family vacations, as the beach is safe for swimmers and is great for snorkeling. The Catalina Islands are a world famous destination for scuba diving.

Ballena Beach Whales Tail

Ballena Beach Costa Rica – Gateway to the Osa Peninsula

Playa Bahia Ballena is located 7kms south of the little town of Uvita, in Puntarenas, on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Playa Islita Sunset

Playa Islita

This is a spectacular exclusive region, with two small beaches separated by old volcanic rocks, calm blue sea, white sand, sun, swim and sheer bliss. A real little paradise that is a must see while visiting Costa Rica.

Gandoca Manzanillo

The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

The remote and exotic Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is located in one of the most incredible regions of Costa Rica, a few kilometers away from the Border with Panama on the Caribbean Coast, in the Province of Limon.

Drake Bay Beach

Drake Bay in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Drake Bay, in the Peninsula of Osa, is a little town lost in the most beautiful region of Costa Rica, amidst wonderful flora and fauna and some of the most beautiful and endangered animals of the world. Those who seek a direct contact with nature and who love natural beauty will simply love it!

Playa Tambor Beach View

Playa Tambor

From hiking and birdwatching to strolling along the beautiful mile-long beach, there is plenty to do in Tambor, Costa Rica. Don’t let the size of this quaint town fool you; Playa Tambor also offers fabulous opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and even fishing in a tropical paradise.

Dominical Beach View


Set on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, this little expat community is perfect for avid surfers and lovers seeking a wild pristine beach, lush green jungle and an exciting array of exotic wildlife. This is one of the most interesting destinations of Costa Rica, and is close to many places of interest too! A great place to be for a different holiday in the tropics!

Jaco View


Jaco beach, with its sensational location, great surfing, huge choice of hotels, bars and restaurants, bustling nightlife and gorgeous tours is really the perfect choice for memorable holiday.

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Cahuita National Park

Discover the magic and natural beauty with this Caribbean beauty. The Cahuita National Park is an example of the bio diversity and natural beauty of Costa Rica, its ambiance, atmosphere and local cuisine: A real paradise for a perfectly relaxed vacation.


The area known as "Nosara" actually refers to a compilation of beaches including the famous surfing beach Guiones and Pelada to the north.

Santa Teresa Beach Surf

Santa Teresa Beach

Playa Santa Teresa may be a small town, but it is certainly not sleepy. What was once a small surf town is now a eclectic melting pot where everyone from surfers and artists to the rich and famous have found a place to call home.

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Manuel Antonio

The Manuel Antonio National Park counts with some of the most outstanding Beaches of Costa Rica and an incredibly diverse bio-diversity. It is amongst one of the most visited wonders of the world but it has kept its wild and mysterious air and the beaches are as untouched and beautiful as ever. It also has some of the finest Hotels of Costa Rica.

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