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9 Best beaches in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Punta Uva beach, rocks
Punta Uva - the best beach in Costa Rica. The most beautiful part of the beach is sometimes called Playa Arrecife, and is located just be… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (310 votes)

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Costa Rica, Isla Tortuga, Playa de Isla Tortuga beach, view from top
Playa de Isla Tortuga - the best and the only beach of Tortuga island in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This is a purely tourist attraction. Every … / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (228 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Carrillo beach, view from road
Playa Carrillo - one of the best beaches on the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Palm groves along the beach are great, but dark sand spoil… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (56 votes)
Costa Rica, Puerto Vargas beach, white sand
Puerto Vargas - beach in Cahuita national park in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Keep in mind that there are two quite different beaches … / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (215 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Samara beach, white sand
Playa Samara - nice beach in the west of Costa Rica. There are a lot of palm trees, nice dark sand and funny youth. Please also pay attentio… / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (101 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Conchal beach, clear water
Playa Conchal - a rather unusual beach by the standards of Costa Rica in the south of Brasilito Bay. There are trees instead of palms, and sa… / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (158 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Esterillos beach, palms
Playa Esterillos - the best beach near San Jose - the capital of Costa Rica. The beach is quite mediocre, but if you can't go away far from San … / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (55 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Jaco beach, palms
Playa Jaco - popular coastal town in Costa Rica - near the capital of San Jose. There is a good beach (by urban standards) with black sand… / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (107 votes)
Costa Rica, Playa Tamarindo beach, wet sand
Playa Tamarindo - the most popular in Costa Rica surfer beach. There are good waves and a lot of people. If you are not a surfer, it is best to… / read more » /
Rating: 6.4 (214 votes)
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[2017-08-13] Thomas

Major spots for surfing in Costa Rica:

Playa Grande, Tamarindo (but now the water is heavily polluted), Pavones, Palmar Sur.

[2017-08-13] Chris

What about surfing in Costa Rica? Spots, conditions, prices, rooms?

[2015-03-30] Bannie

Playa Hermosa is expensive because of American tourists. But the main problem is a dry season starting from December. Forest fires often happen that time. I highly recommend not to visit Playa Hermosa that time.

[2015-03-30] lerika

Hi! I'm going to stay at Playa Hermosa for a long period of time. Any advices?

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