The Top Beaches on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise and one of the most highly sought after vacation destinations on the planet. Travelers from all over the world go there throughout the year to experience its friendly locals and breathtaking natural beauty. But whether you are going to Costa Rica for a yoga retreat or you are planning a fun-filled family trip and staying at a luxury villa rental like Villa Punto de Vista, one thing you definitely will not want to miss out on is the country’s many beautiful beaches. Keep reading to learn more about the top beaches on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.


Playa Samara

If you are in search of a really laidback beach, look no further than Samara. There, you will find bohemian charm, along with a fun nightlife, so you can sunbathe and see what local artists are selling by day, and then spend time relaxing and meeting locals by night. Also, the water is clear and boasts gorgeous coral, so definitely take the opportunity to go snorkeling and explore the underwater world, but you can also see the beautiful fish and coral below by enjoying some stand-up paddle boarding too.


Nosara is actually a group of four must-see beaches. They are Nosara, Pelada, Guiones, and Ostional. They are located on the Nicoya peninsula, and they are the ideal spot for yoga practitioners, surfers, and anyone who is looking for a gorgeous place to get away from it all and quiet the mind for a while. The pace is friendly and relaxed, and you may even have the opportunity to spot a sea turtle at Ostional, as hundreds of thousands of sea turtles go there to lay their eggs.


Playa Cuevas

Playa Cuevas is also known as the Secret Beach. In order to get there, you will need to take a pretty short drive to the south of Malpais, moving past a cemetery, fishing village, and school. It is a hidden cove that features amazing caves and cliffs, almond trees, and loads of privacy and space so you can relax on the white sand beach without having to deal with large crowds. This beach also boasts the best snorkeling and breathtaking sunsets, so be sure to spend a few hours to explore and then take in nature’s incredible show as dusk approaches.

Playa Avellanas

Surfers especially love visiting Avellanas, which is considered the loveliest beach in Guanacaste. It is a short drive to the south of Tamarindo, and it is also a remote beach featuring mangrove trees and white sand. Be sure to also check out Lola’s, which is a popular beach bar, while you are there.

Costa Rica is a country that is known for its many amazing beaches, so it can definitely be difficult to narrow down your choices. If you are staying on the Pacific Coast, however, definitely make it a point to see as many of the beaches above as possible, as you will not want to miss out on all that they have to offer.

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