25 Must See Costa Rica Beaches (pics)
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?
Isla del Caño beach is found on Isla del Caño itself just off the Osa Peninsula.
Playa Uvita is found in the Marino Ballena National Park.
Playa Tambor is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.
Playas del Coco or ‘Coco Beach’ is located on the North Pacific in the town of Playas del Coco.
Playa Avellena is located in front of the JW Marriott Resort on the North Pacific coast.
Playa Blanca is a beautiful white sand beach at the Four Seasons, overlooking the Papagayo Bay.
The vast, sun-drenched Playa Carrilo is found on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.
Playa Cocles is one of the most beautiful beaches on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean.
Playa Conchal is one of the most famous beaches, offering great sun, sea & sand on the North Coast.
Playa Esmarelda is great for swimming and is hidden near the Papagayo Bay on the North Coast.
Playa Espadilla is the popular beach at Manuel Antonio leading into the National Park.
Playa Flamingo is a hidden gem with only one major hotel by the beach. The white sand is perfect.
Playa Grande is certainly big as it wraps around towards the town of Tamarindo on the North Coast.
Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste is hidden near the Papagayo Bay on the North Coast.
Playa Herradurra is found on the Central Pacific coast in front of the Los Sueños Resort.
Playa Jaco, popular with the locals, surfers & sports-fisherman, stretches along the lively town of Jaco.
Playa Junquillal is a lesser known beach found on Costa Rica’s Northern Gold Coast in Guanacaste.
Playa Langosta joins up with Playa Tamarindo but is more secluded on the North coast.
Playa Tamarindo offers good surfing, swimming and nightlife all year round.
Playa Matapalo is great for surfing & is found near Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula.
Playa Nosara is one of the best beaches in Costa Rica for advanced surfers found on the North coast.
Playa Numero Dos or Beach Number 2 is found inside the Manuel Antonio National Park & is stunning.
Playa Puerto Viejo stretches around the town of Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean.
Playa Samara is popular with local fisherman and backpackers. It’s great for soaking up the sun.
Playa Santa Teresa is a little hidden gem on the Nicoya Peninsula near the relaxed town of Mal Pais.