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Loungers sit under palm leaf topped palapas on the pink sand of Playa Bahia Pirates - brought to you by Special Places Management & Rentals, Costa Rica
January 15, 2017

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 is very close to Playa Conchal and the popular Marino Las Baulas National Park which make this a secluded destination with a lot to explore.

Surrounding the beach is tropical dry forest providing hiking and wildlife viewing such as monkeys and iguanas. Besides swimming and sun bathing on the Playa de los Pirates, be prepared for sport fishing, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling.

A crab surveys the situation at Playa Bahia Pirates - brought to you by Special Places of Costa Rica
Just checking if anything delicious washed up on the shore overnight

What is the weather like at Playa Real?

The privacy found here is much more serene than that found in other beaches along Guanacaste’s spectacular western coast. Playa Real is a great spot to enjoy some relaxing down time capped off with a mesmerizing sunset. The perfect weather year round yields temperatures between 70ºF and 90ºF (21ºC to 32ºC) which makes this beach as good as any for enjoying Costa Rica’s natural beauty.

A fishing boat sits under a palapa at Playa Bahia de los Pirates, Costa Rica - brought o you by special places management rentals and real estate
Typically the palapas at Playa de los Pirates are reserved for sunbathers...

Accommodations are scarce near Playa de los Pirates.  However, a short drive east will take you to the gentle inland hills offering surrendering ocean panoramas.  This area has varied and more luxurious options for lodging.

5 baby leatherback turtles emerge from under the sand during the hatching process - brought to you by Special Places of Costa Rica
These little guys live a super tough life, they have to crawl up through the sand just to catch a breath, then survive a gauntlet of predators as the make the mad dash for the ocean

How do you get to Playa de los Pirates?

There is a small dirt road which grants access to Playa Real from the hamlet of Matapalo. The easiest way to get there is by flying into the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia and then either utilizing a domestic flight to the airstrip in Tamarindo or head towards Matapalo in your shuttle or rental car.

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