Top 5 Costa Rican Beaches

Here are Top 5 Costa Rican beaches I’ve visited during my stay and would highly recommend to anyone else going on a Costa Rican adventure!

Playa Conchal in Tamarindo

This is a soft waved beach with its white sands and low waves, its the perfect place to relax and cool off with a dip. A little busier but plenty of spots to throw your towel down and enjoy the beach and local wildlife!

Playa Flamingo in Tamarindo

A lush white sand beach, with small waves and a tasty beach front restaurant called Coco Loco, where you can get this delicious coconut ice cream and cold caramel coffee!

Playa Manta in Jaco

A lucky find; a beautiful white sand beach with calm warm waters. This is the area locals go as the other beach nearby is private for resorts.

Playa Uvita – The Whale Trail

This beach takes you all the way down to the whale tail, hence its nickname ”the whale tail trail’. If you follow it along, it splits the beach in two and on the way you may spot Scarlett Macaws Parrots in the palm trees!

Playa Biesanz

A small, calm, quiet cove during the week with warm waters. Despite it being a little rocky, it’s ideal to go early in morning and then stay for a yummy beach BBQ lunch! It was just a short 5 minute walk down from the road, but well worth it for the views!


Written by Amy Ruggiero
Edited by Raphaella Ruggiero

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