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Playa Flamingo is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica, filled to the brim with natural beauty — from fluffy white sands to magnificent ocean views. Playa Flamingo, the beach town, is a popular resort destination filled with upscale restaurants, shopping, and proximity to popular attractions, like the Catalinas Islands and Playa Conchal.
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Playas del Coco
Playas del Coco is a dark sand beach with calm waters, so it’s great for swimming, boating, and fishing. This beach and the neighboring town, Coco, are popular destinations for international tourists because of the town’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Playas del Coco is also a short drive from some of the most popular places to visit in Guanacaste — Diamante Eco-Adventure Park and Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
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Playa Potrero is nestled between resort-style vacation communities like Playa Flamingo and Las Catalinas. However, it offers a much more authentic, laid-back vibe. Playa Potrero is known for its beautiful sunsets — best enjoyed by boat. Potrero and Surfside, the two nearest towns, are filled with great restaurants and lively nightlife to keep you busy when you’re not at the beach.
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Whether you’re visiting Costa Rica for a family vacation, romantic honeymoon, or as a digital nomad — you’re going to find plenty of things to do to keep you busy when you’re not lounging around at your vacation rental or soaking up the sun at the beach.
These are some of the top activities you can look forward to during your trip to Costa Rica, particularly in Guanacaste — where you’ll be staying!
In Guanacaste, you can meet sloths, jaguars, toucans, and other rescued animals at the Diamante Animal Sanctuary. At Las Baulas Marine National Park, you can see leatherback sea turtles nesting on Playa Grande and Playa Langosta.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
There is no shortage of places to go diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica — and fortunately, Guanacaste is home to a few of the best diving locations in Costa Rica — the Catalina Islands and Bat Islands!
At the Catalina Islands, you can see giant manta rays, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, and more. The Bat Islands are known for the bull sharks that visit during the peak rainy season in August, September, and October, but snappers, turtles, and other species can be spotted here too.
If you’re looking for an adventure you can experience on land or in the sky — you’ll love horseback riding, four-wheeling, or ziplining across the beaches, rainforests, and other gorgeous landscapes in Costa Rica.
If you’re looking for romance, riding horseback on Playa Conchal — one of the most beautiful beaches in the world — is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you’re seeking a thrilling adventure, you can hop on a four-wheeler and ride through the rugged back roads, hillside, and swamps between Playa Flamingo and Playa Potrero or fly across the rainforest on a zipline at Diamante Eco-Adventure Park.
With nearly 30% of the country protected in national parks or reserves, Costa Rica is filled to the brim with untouched beauty you can discover on popular hiking trails in Guanacaste.
In the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, journey through the thick rainforest canopy and reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the sparkling natural pools and hot springs on the Rio Negro Hot Springs Trail. Or, spend a day hiking to the stunning Rio Celeste Waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park to watch the falls cascade into a vibrant turquoise pool.
If you’re looking to “shred the gnar” in Costa Rica — you’re in luck. The surfing on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast, where you’ll be staying, attracts professional surfers worldwide.
Playa Grande and Playa Tamarindo, in Guanacaste, are great surfing destinations for all skill levels. If you’re new to surfing, you can take lessons from Mojo Surf Adventures or Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Nosara, further south, is another popular surfing (and yoga!) destination on the Nicoya Peninsula.
There are plenty of boating opportunities in Costa Rica — from fishing excursions, sunset cruises, rafting adventures, and wildlife-watching boat rides through the rainforest.
From your vacation rental in Guanacaste, book a Palo Verde Wildlife Safari by Boat, where you can see dozens of native bird species from the water, or depart from the Marina Flamingo on a fishing tour or snorkeling adventure in Playa Flamingo.
When you step into one of our comfortable vacation homes in Costa Rica — you’ll forget you are in an exotic destination and instead be greeted by the comforts of home. Our properties in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, have air conditioning to help you stay cool and can comfortably sleep between 1–24 guests in one-bedroom condos, three-bedroom houses, or five-bedroom mansions — just to name a few.
Depending on the rental you choose, you can enjoy amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen — complete with a microwave, refrigerator, oven, blender, and coffee maker — as well as wireless internet, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, spacious showers & bathtubs, and more!
As if the stunning rainforest, beach, and tropical scenery weren’t enough to make your trip to Costa Rica remarkable, many of our vacation rentals in Costa Rica are equipped with fabulous backyard amenities, so you can truly soak in the country’s natural beauty from the comfort of your vacation home.
Enjoy fabulous amenities, such as infinity swimming pools, barbecue grills, lounge chairs, outdoor dining tables, and private walkways to the beaches in Guanacaste at your Costa Rica Airbnb.
At Special Places of Costa Rica, we strive to go the extra mile to ensure your stay in our tropical paradise is all you’ve dreamed of — and more! We offer many concierge services, like vacation planning, private chef services, private transportation in and around Guanacaste, and mountain bike, golf cart & beach gear rentals, to ensure your stay in Costa Rica is not only fun — but also hassle-free.
Find the Perfect Airbnbs in Costa Rica with Special Places of Costa Rica
We hope you’ll stay with us at Special Places of Costa Rica on your next vacation! Our vacation rentals are in a spectacular location in Guanacaste — on Playa Flamingo, Playas del Coco, and other beaches on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast — to make your trip to Costa Rica one you’ll remember forever.
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