Whether it’s a nature reserve, a, family-friendly stretch of sand or a party spot lined with cafes, restaurants and bars, Tamarindo beach or around is perfect for you.
- Playa Flamingo (Flamingo Beach) is one of Costa Rica’s popular beaches with stunning, fine white sand. Its pristine clear blue waters, lagoons, vegetation and abundance of activities make this the perfect location while in Costa Rica. The Playa Flamingo area offers a wide variety of secluded beaches and lagoons due to amazing mountain formations reaching into the sea. From hotels, lodging, luxury rental homes to all the dining, entertainment, water, land and leisure activities, this site has it all regarding the Playa Flamingo Area.
- Tamarindo Playa Tamarindo is a long beach, with excellent waves near the mouth of the estuary. Currents can be strong, especially on a falling tide. Tamarindo has two main breaks for advanced surfers: Pico Pequeño a rocky point in front of the Hotel Tamarindo Diriá and the excellent river mouth break across from Cabinas Tsunami called El Estero. The rest of the beach breaks are perfect for learning. The biggest waves can get up to 12 feet, although only during November and December.
- Avellanas Located in the province of Guanacaste, in the canton of Santa Cruz. It is a beautiful beach, with sand tan rectilinear features, open heavy swell and variable slope sea. Its area is about 2 km. Presents rocky headlands at both ends with something disturbed vegetation. Along its coastline deforestation has some patches of vegetation of the area. Trees provide a pleasant shade to visitors. Much appreciated by practitioners of surfers. The two best places to surf are the mouth of the estuary and “Little Hawaii”, a point north of the estuary where at low tide waves. It has camping area. Beach dedicated to sun, sand, sea, surf, camping. Care should be taken to bath time especially in the front area by the presence of submerged rock.
- Conchal Considered to be one of the most exotic beaches on the Costa Rican Gold Coast, Playa Conchal is situated in the north of Guanacaste province on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Two kilometers from Playa Brasilito, this marvelous beach is also a stone’s throw away from the famous Playa Flamingo and Tamarindo. Together with Playa Brasilito, this beach is separated by a rocky headland known as Punta Conchal, which gets its name from the sand found here that is composed of hundreds of millions of tiny crushed shells
- Playa Negra is a beautiful dark-sand beach famous in the surfing community for its right-hand barrel waves. The beach lays on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica’s hot province of Guanacaste. Its location sits in close proximity to other popular beach breaks including “Little Hawaii” on Playa Avellanas, a short 10-minute drive away
- Playa Grande is a beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Playa Grande is internationally popular as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being home to Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, the nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the Leatherback Turtle; the second largest nesting area for the Leatherback and Ridley Turtles in the world
- Junquillal Junquillal Beach, (Playa Junquillal in Spanish) is a small peaceful piece of paradise located on the North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is located 33 kms south from Tamarindo. Playa Junquillal is characterized by being a very relaxed beach, on any given day you could be one of the very few people or the only the one at the beach, with crystal clear warm water sea all year long it’s a great place to relax at the rhythm of the waves.
- Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. This area is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular tourist destinations of both local Costa Rican citizens as well as foreigners. Playas del Coco is affectionately called “El Coco” by the locals or “Coco Beach” by Canadians, Americans and Europeans.Playas del Coco is located approximately 20 miles from the city of Liberia, Costa Rica. Due to its close proximity to Guanacaste’s capital of Liberia, it has had historical importance. Local tourism was always constant, but the city really began to grow when international tourists began to arrive in the 1990s. Due to Playa del Coco being one of the few beach areas in Guanacaste with an infrastructure it became a hub for tourism and business. Other neighboring beach area began to grow as tourism and population expanded.
- Bahia de los Piratas may not be as popular as the surrounding beaches in the Playa Grande vicinity, owing partially to its obscured location, but seeking this place out is well worth the effort. This beach is about 15 minutes from Playa Grande. Bahia de los Piratas signature rock island flies a skull and crossbones flag; it is a favorite location among local fisherman as grouper and other types of fish make their home among the rocks. Although not typically a surfing beach, paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are common activities. Land lubbers can take horseback and ATV tours to Bahia del Pirata and lounge on the beach for the day.
- Playa Potrero : This beach is situated just north of Flamingo. The South side of Potrero bay is called Surfside and the beach ends at the mountain tongue to the north that seperates Playa Potrero from Playa Penca. This is home to more relaxed swimming conditions and an array of beach front accommodations, private beach residences and lots of terrain to go horseback riding.