Costa Rica Beaches

Get to know Costa Rica's beaches before you leave home and choose the right beach for your vacation.

Pavones Beach

Pavones is definitely a surf beach for professionals. The waves have several sections which allow for carving,...


Platanares Beach

Come spend time on a beautiful sandy beach in paradise. Playa Platanares presents an extraordinary unspoiled tropical...


Playa Grande

This beach break is recognized as one of the 5 best surf beaches in Guanacaste. Even when crowded, there are plenty...


Portete Beach

Located very near to the city of Limon. Very popular among the locals. Is also a good place for snorkeling, sun...


Potrero Beach

This 1 ½ mile long beach, part of Costa Rica’s gold coast has become part of the large construction project...


Potrero Grande Beach

A right point break, with very fast and hollow waves. It is a fast and sometimes perfect wave that breaks to the...


Puerto Vargas Beach

This beach is part of Cahuita National Park and is surrounded by thick exuberant vegetation. Swimming here is only...


Puerto Viejo Beach

Puerto Viejo (Old Port) still keeps a small clean harbor where local fishermen dock their boats. This village maintains...


Punta Uva Beach

Punta Uva is a rocky promontory with a cove that forms a nice clear water swimming pool on the north side. Towards...


Puntarenas Beach

Along with Caldera Port, Puntarenas is the main port city in the Central Pacific coast. Sitting on a long, narrow...