Swaying palms and velvety sand, Costa Rica beaches are considered as Latin America’s best. In order to explore all of them, it will probably take a lifetime or more – The place is filled with beach of every kind and shape, temperature and color. While some are full of life, others lie deserted, and in some cases, undiscovered. Costa Rica also holds several “secret” beaches as well. Full of secrets, you must visit the sands of Rica at least once in your lifetime. After you have your cheap flights to Costa Rica booked, here are some of the beaches you must go to:
1. Nicoya Peninsula
Nicoya Peninsula isn’t exactly a single beach, but a series of beaches standing by the sea. Its mighty strips of sand give a blissful experience. Other than the full of life spots such as Tamarindo, Montezuma as well as Mal Pais, the place also holds relaxing as well as almost deserted spots as well, which include Samara, Conchal, and Hermosa. Definitely a place you must visit.
2. Playa Dominical
Thirty miles off Manuel Antonio National Park’s south lies every surfer’s dream: the Playa Dominical. The area is filled with surf shops as well as camps and has sort of become a surfer’s heaven. Other than that, it is also visited by a number of tourists every year who are looking for a relaxing time at the beach. You don’t necessarily have to go there if you love to surf, you can enjoy the place’s green landscape, pleasant to the senses. You will also love its nightlife and silent sands.
3. Cabo Matapalo
Lying on the very tip of the Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo is a beautiful retreat beach in the south of Costa Rica. Here, you will find several hotels and restaurants scattered around, along with eco-lounges. People come here for bird watching and surfing specifically. Connected to the rainforest, the beach also offers the visitors with a chance to be in complete wilderness and enjoy the rain of a rainforest, along with the sounds of rare creatures.
4. Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio is perhaps the very first beach of Costa Rica that earned fame worldwide and opened its gates to the tourists from across the globe. Despite the crowd that the area attracts every year, it remains one of the best beaches of Costa Rica with its enchanting views. It also remains among the very few surviving natural habitats of the squirrel monkeys. You can find rooms of every range here, however the ones with a good view will be a little more expensive. The place also has some of the top hotels in Costa Rica.
On Costa Rica’s Caribbean side lies Tortuguero, which has become a eco-tourist’s biggest dream. Apart from the beaches, the visitors get to explore jungle canals, go hiking on exotic trails as well as guided safari rides. The place is also a natural habitat of sixteen highly endangered species and you get to see them at the area’s National Park. This is the place you must visit!