25 Must See Costa Rica Beaches (pics)

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Check out this great selection of beautiful must see Costa Rica beaches. Costa Rica offers a wide variety when it comes to beaches from the dark sands of the South Pacific which are great for surfing, up to the long sun-kissed beaches of Costa Rica’s northern gold coast which are ideal for sun bathing and swimming. Which ones have you been to?

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Isla del Caño beach is found on Isla del Caño itself just of the Osa Peninsula.

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Playa Uvita is found in the Marino Ballena National Park.

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Playa Tambor is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.

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Playas del Coco or ‘Coco Beach’ is located on the North Pacific in the town of Playas del Coco.

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Playa Avellena is located in front of the JW Marriott Resort on the North Pacific coast.

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Playa Blanca is a beautiful white sand beach at the Four Seasons, overlooking the Papagayo Bay.

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The vast, sun-drenched Playa Carrilo is found on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.

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Playa Cocles is one of the most beautiful beaches on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean.

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Playa Conchal is one of the most famous beaches, offering great sun, sea & sand on the North Coast.

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Playa Esmarelda is great for swimming and is hidden near the Papagayo Bay on the North Coast.

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Playa Espadilla is the popular beach at Manuel Antonio leading into the National Park.

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Playa Flamingo is a hidden gem with only one major hotel by the beach. The white sand is perfect.

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Playa Grande is certainly big as wraps around towards the town of Tamarindo on the North Coast.

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Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste is hidden near the Papagayo Bay on the North Coast.

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Playa Herradurra is found on the Central Pacific coast in front of the Los Sueños Resort.

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Playa Jaco – popular with the locals, surfers & sports-fisherman stretches along the lively town of Jaco.

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Playa Junquillal is a lesser known beach found on Costa Rica’s Northern Gold coast in Guanacaste.

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Playa Langosta joins up with Playa Tamarindo but is more secluded on the North coast.

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Playa Tamarindo offers good surfing, swimming and nightlife all year round.

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Playa Matapalo is great for surfing & is found near Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula.

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Playa Nosara is one of the best beaches in Costa Rica for advanced surfers found on the North coast.

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Playa Numero Dos or Beach Number 2 is found inside the Manuel Antonio National Park & is stunning.

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Playa Puerto Viejo stretches around the town of Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean.

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Playa Samara is popular with local fisherman and backpackers. It’s great for soaking up the sun.

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Playa Santa Teresa is a little hidden gem on the Nicoya Peninsula near the relaxed town of Mal Pais.

 

 

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