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Best Beaches For A Winter Vacation

If you are in a position to escape the cold, then Costa Rica is an ideal place for you to visit!  With nearly 300 different beaches along its stunning Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, many offer unique draws and distinctive settings. What is most remarkable, is the variety you will find from one beach to the next.  Even adjacent beaches can be surprisingly varied with sand coloration moving from golden to white, to black, to brown or even pink!. Some beaches are full of shells or scattered with rocks, while others are soft with fluffy fine sand – like talcum powder. Some are fantastic for swimming, and others are perfect for surfing.

This post will introduce you to some of our favourites…

 

Playa Grande
Playa Grande
Separated from Tamarindo by the Matapalo River is Grande Beach (Playa Grande) located within Marino Las Baulas National Park, Grande Beach is the s...
Jan 14, 2017 , 0
Beautiful Beaches of Costa Rica: Playa Flamingo
Beautiful Beaches of Costa Rica: Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo (Flamingo Beach) is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. This world-famous crescent shaped beach is located on the Pacific no...
Aug 30, 2020 , 1
Playa Ocotal
Playa Ocotal
The tranquil beach of Playa Ocotal is situated in Costa Rica’s stunning Guanacaste Province on the northern Pacific coast. In Guanacaste, there is ...
Jan 15, 2017 , 0
Playa Avellanas
Playa Avellanas
Referred to by locals as “little Hawaii,” Playa Avellanas packs extraordinary offshore waves that can reach up to eighteen feet, making it an ideal...
Jan 15, 2017 , 0
Playa de los Pirates (Playa Real)
Playa de los Pirates (Playa Real)
Playa de los Pirates is actually a small beach within the greater beach of Playa Real.  The pristine Playa Real adjoins Playa Nombre de Jesús and i...
Jan 15, 2017 , 0
Playa Negra
Playa Negra
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 ...
Jan 15, 2017 , 0
Playa Langosta, Costa Rica: Upscale Meets Chilled Out 
Playa Langosta, Costa Rica: Upscale Meets Chilled Out 
If you’re looking for a laid-back, quiet Costa Rica beach town with great surf, great sand, and close to all the amenities you need and want, look ...
Aug 11, 2021 , 0
Playa del Coco
Playa del Coco
The location of the town of Playas del Coco makes is a natural choice for people just wanting to get off the plane and head straight to the beach. ...
Jan 15, 2017 , 1
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica: Why Now is the Time to Buy
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica: Why Now is the Time to Buy
For decades, the quiet and pristine stretch of beach called Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica, was known only to surfers and fishermen. You couldn’t find...
Aug 18, 2021 , 0
Playa Brasilito
Playa Brasilito
Playa Brasilito is substantially less developed and visited than the neighboring Conchal and Flamingo Beaches, but is an ideal getaway spot for vac...
Jan 15, 2017 , 0
Beautiful Beaches of Costa Rica: Playa Conchal
Beautiful Beaches of Costa Rica: Playa Conchal
As far as beautiful beaches go, Playa Conchal on the Pacific northwest of Costa Rica is among the finest anywhere in the entire world.  This little...
Apr 22, 2019 , 0
Playa Potrero
Playa Potrero
Playa Potrero is a wonderfully tranquil place for passing the day, lying on warm sand, bathing in the sun and reading in the shade of palm trees. T...
Jan 14, 2017 , 0

One thought on “Best Beaches For A Winter Vacation

  • MelodiD
    on February 7, 2017

    I LOVE Costa Rica, a country where you have access to both the Pacific and Atlantic coast with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Love soft sand? Pick your favorite color!! There’s white sand, dark sand, golden sand, pink sand, black sand — hidden paradises or busy touristic sites. The people here are so lovely!!

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