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Playa Carrillo beach

Ultimate guide (February 2024)
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 spoils the impression. However, someone may like it. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #3 of the "Best beaches in Costa Rica"
Rating: 8.3 - 177 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 9.871693, -85.492648

Hotels [edit]

There are a dozen of hotels near the beach, - mostly of a mid-range level.

How to get there [edit]

Fly to San Jose International Airport (SJO) or fly to Liberia International Airport (LIR). Take bus or taxi to Puerto Carrillo town in Nicoya peninsula.

When to go [edit]

Any time of the year. If possible, avoid the rainy months: May-June and August-October.

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