Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste

Tamarindo Beach is without a doubt the most famous beach in Costa Rica. What was once a peaceful coastal fishing town is now one of the top destinations for those visiting Costa Rica.

For some years now, Tamarindo has become the perfect destination for those seeking to learn to surf or for professional surfers who like the best waves. It is also a strategic point for those who want to learn Spanish and learn to surf at the same time. There are several Spanish schools with different durations in their courses where you can learn both Spanish and surf and get to know Costa Rica.

In addition to its waves and the extensive beach, approximately 2 km long, the area offers you incredible landscapes and places to sunbathe. It is located within the Baulas National Marine Park and is separated from Playa Grande by the Tamarindo or Rio Mata Palo estuary.

Tamarindo offers a vast range of hotels, with beachfront hotels, with ocean view, hostels or hotels of a good category at very affordable prices. In addition to a huge number of vacation homes and condos. Tamarindo Beach is 60 minutes from Liberia International Airport and from here you can visit other beaches located very close such as Conchal, Flamingo, Avellanas, or visit Playa Grande during the nesting season of the leatherback sea turtle.

The town offers a vast gastronomic offer, with variants from all over the world. Here you will find from an Argentine grill, Mediterranean restaurants, pizzerias, among others, in addition to the bars and restaurants located in front of the beach. From Tamarindo Beach, you can enjoy all the tours and adventures that Guanacaste offers you. Nearby are national parks such as the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Palo Verde, Rio Celeste Waterfall, and many others. Also in the area, you can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, ATVs, kayaks, paddle, surf lessons, and more.

The sunsets in Tamarindo are simply spectacular and will leave you breathless. We recommend taking a sunset cruise catamaran to discover the coast and its solitary beaches and the abundant marine life in the area. As you have seen in Tamarindo Beach you find the amenities of a city, banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc., in addition to its wide range of accommodation, activities, and restaurants, and what to say about its scenic beauty that makes Tamarindo an unmissable place on your trip to Costa Rica.

Tamarindo Beach Location

Papagayo Gulf Guanacaste

Papagayo Gulf Guanacaste in an area of amazing beauty where you find the beaches as Panama, Arenilla, Blanca, Virador, Cabuyal, Iguanita, and Nacascolo. Most of these beaches are only accessible by boat or in a 4 wheel drive because of the difficulty to get there. Without a doubt the place that marks the entrance to the gulf is the renowned rock called Money Head, which resembles the head of a gorilla, it is to your imagination.

If you take a snorkeling or catamaran tour you can visit some of the beaches with access only by boat. Visit beaches such as Jicaros, Palmares, and Huevos among others, where you can enjoy snorkeling and observe some of the marine life in the area. You can also find caves and white sand beaches just for you. During the low tide, the waters are totally calm without waves and perfect for relaxing with your family and friends.

Well known for its sport fishing and scuba diving spots, Papagayo Gulf contains an incomparable natural and scenic beauty. Its shores bathed by the calm and clear water of the Pacific Ocean invite you to relax and sunbathe surrounded by lush nature.

Most of the resorts in the Papagayo Gulf are located within 25 to 45 minutes’ drive from the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste. The Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, Four Seasons Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo are located at Peninsula Papagayo development. Secrets Papagayo, El Mangroove, and Occidental Papagayo resorts, among others, are also located in the area of Playa Panama and surroundings. All Guanacaste local tours can be performed from this resorts.

Papagayo Gulf Location

Tours from Papagayo Gulf Hotels



Playas del Coco, Guanacaste

Playas del Coco (Coco Beach) is among the most well-known beaches in the country and it is the entrance gate to the Papagayo Gulf. It is located just 25 minutes drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia. A very popular area for sport fishing and scuba diving. This is the largest village in the Guanacaste coastline.

Known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Witches Rock, Potrero Grande, or Ollie’s Point. This busy beach is a prime scuba diving spot, with many sites to discover the local marine life. Very popular among the locals, Playas del Coco has a well-developed infrastructure.  This beautiful beach is easily accessible all year round with good roads. As well it is plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, banks, ATM, discos, pharmacies, casinos, hotels, resorts, and markets.

The nightlife here is also quite good, so if you happen to visit the area during Christmas or Easter week expect to find a lot of people here partying ‘beach style.’ The beach of Playas del Coco itself is a grayish-brown and the tide here often remains quite low. Surrounded by steep cliffs and hills, this horseshoe-shaped bay area is the ideal place to have some fun. However, if you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, try staying away from the center of town, where most of the fun happens.

From here you can also head out to Las Pelonas Islands, Catalinas, and Bat Islands. All excellent sites to spot turtles, sharks, and octopuses in the natural environment. The main attraction of this beach is its excellent variety of tourist facilities and great weather. Besides fishing excursions, sailing and catamaran tours here are also a must to do. Many tourists also use Playas del Coco as a base camp because of its affordable accommodations. Also because of the distance to enjoy local tours that you can perform from here and national parks when touring the Guanacaste region.

As well you can find a great variety of accommodation as hotels, condominiums near the beach and amazing ocean view and beachfront homes. As well you will find all kinds of facilities like medical services, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. Certainly, Playas del Coco enjoys a great location to stay and travel from during your vacations in the country.

Playas del Coco Location

Tours From Playas del Coco