When the leaves start changing color and the habitual flurries come, you know it’s time for a sunny escape and no better place to go to than Costa Rica. Here are 10 of the best beaches around the country, each simply begging you all to flee the winter cold!

NORTH PACIFIC

Beach: Playa Panamá

Location: Guanacaste

Panama Beach is rock free, with smooth and grainy sand, perfect for getting your beach towel and simply laying down for some sun bathing. The beach is located south of Culebra Bay, making it a calm retreat for swimming because of the tides often being low and calm, which is also great for some water activities like scuba diving, sport fishing, and sailing.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Hotel El Mangroove

Located only 20 minutes away from the Liberia International Airport, the experience of sensations and the chill out vibe of the hotel will offer you a blissful stay where each of your senses will be enlightened by the feeling of calmness that surrounds you. The hotel is near various National Parks in Guanacaste such as Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, the iconic Río Celeste “a blue volcanic river” and thermal mineral pools that are just a short drive away. You can also enjoy rafting, hiking, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing, amongst other activities, within a short distance from the resort.

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Beach: Playa Blanca

Location: Guanacaste

Playa Blanca is just overlooking Culebra Bay and it has a serene setting that is simply great to host cocktail receptions, beach barbecues or romantic wedding or anniversary dinners. This beach has some of the most beautiful hotels and condominiums in Costa Rica and the world.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? The Four Seasons Hotel

Yes, there are many other luxurious options, but if you’re seeking top-notch quality with great service and lux, this is the get-to-go place to stay. Nestled on a Pacific Coast hillside and overlooking two golden sand beaches, it is a perfect balance of luxury and nature, offering boundless amenities, farm-to-table dining, eco-activities and a taste of Costa Rica’s renowned “Pura Vida” lifestyle.

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Beach: Playa Conchal

Location: Guanacaste

There is a reason this beach is named Conchal! The sand is made up of millions of tiny crushed seashells that swish beneath your feet as you walk. Right next to Playa Brasilito, this beach offers the most breath-taking views with turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling to enjoy nature’s show of tropical fish.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Westin Golf Resort and Spa

A true paradise for golfers, as this resort is known as a world class pick for the sport, but also a magical place for a sweet vacation alongside your loved ones. The resort has five a la carte restaurants that offer fresh seafood, Italian cuisine, Asian fusions, and a special French Caribbean menu. Lavish rooms, fully equipped with basic needs such as central AC, cable TV, living area, mirrors, spacious closets and bathrooms, all with a twenty four hour room service!

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CENTRAL PACIFIC

Beach: Isla Jesusita

Location: Gulf of Nicoya

Oh to have an island for yourself. This is a true getaway. Not only will you experience what is like to be in an island and enjoy everything there is to, but you will also have access to wonderful cuisine and the unique experience of island glamping, by staying at the island’s hotel: Isla Chiquita. This is truly a hidden place to enjoy a special connection to the ocean and land through adventure, delicious cuisine, and the simplicity of down-to-earth happiness.

 

 

With more than fine dining and luxurious camping tents, you can also enjoy stand-up paddle activities and kayaking. Aside that, with a dark night covering the island and no moon or stars to be seen, you’ll

have a chance to see “stars” underwater by experiencing a bioluminescence show, where sea plankton simply light up to allow you to “grab the stars” right from the illuminated sea!

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Beach: Playa Biesanz

Ever seen one of those pristine clean sand beaches of so many postcards? How about making one yourself while being at it? Biesanz Beach has the cream-colored sands you dream of. Hidden cove off Quepos, this beach has all the beauty of the Central Pacific area as well as the nature Manuel Antonio offers.

 

 

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Parador Resort and Spa

Secluded in the luxury beach and just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, this hotel features the outstanding facilities and personal service expected by the discerning and deserving guests, including well-appointed rooms and suites, diverse menus, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class restaurants, a tennis court, three ocean-view pools, Wi-Fi, spa, small fitness center and generous meeting facilities. The selection of garden, jungle or ocean-view rooms and lavish suites dot the sprawling grounds, affording both family-friendly and couples-only romantic options.

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Beach: Playa Espadilla

This beach stretches along the coast of Manuel Antonio and it is very common to see people just lounging in deck chairs under beach umbrellas. The Pacific Ocean is great for surfers, which is why it will also be common to see various surf rentals, as well as surf shops and for your relaxation: purchase a snow cone or coconut water to freshen up while soaking the sun!

 

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Hotel San Bada

Enjoy one of the best experiences in Costa Rica lodging at Hotel San Bada, right beside the worldwide-recognized Manuel Antonio National Park, just a few steps from your room. Hotel San Bada is located two minutes walking, from one of the most visited beach of Costa Rica and the most beautiful of the country, Manuel Antonio Beach.

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Beach: Playa Mantas

Right in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Punta Leona is a 750-acre (300-hectare) nature reserve. Though widely unknown to the masses, this reserve is remarkably diverse and unique in its attraction, as it helps to protect crucial transitional forests within the country.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Punta Leona Hotel

This nature lover’s paradise offers guests a wonderful blend of charming accommodations in an exotic setting filled with nature’s bounty. Hotel & Club Punta Leona is a Family-Oriented Hotel that specializes in enhancing a vacation for the whole family with a variety of amenities and activities for everyone. They offer many options for accommodations: single and double rooms, apartments, suites and condominiums so there is a place for everyone at hotel.

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CARIBBEAN

Beach: Puerto Viejo

The whole atmosphere of Puerto Viejo is pretty laidback. With a mixture of Afro-Caribbean locals, Bribi Bri Indians, creole ticos and a hippy chic vibe, this is clearly a unique place to visit. Stunning white sand beached, tropical vegetation and so close to national parks, there is nothing this heaven on earth doesn’t offer its visitors.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Shawandha Hotel

Shawandha is the Lodge on the southern Caribbean coast whose intention is to co-exist with respect for nature. It features Eco-Friendly bungalows with an artistic mixture of wood and ceramics with palm roofs, each of the bungalows has its own individual character and atmosphere. Enjoy viewing your natural surroundings from the terrace either lazing in a sofa or hammock. Shawandha is well known for its fine dining at Wandha Restaurant, its garden pool, and the 400-year-old Ceibo tree growing on the premises.

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Beach: Playa Cocles

Playa Cocles is a small village on the Atlantic Coast south of Puerto Viejo, Limon in the Caribbean. With amazing beauty and a relaxed atmosphere, every single cell in your body will be calmed as relaxed once you get here.

 

 

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Lanna Ban Hotel

In one of the most beautiful beaches of the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Cocles, Puerto Viejo, Talamanca, you will find the Lanna Ban Hotel. This place designed under the Thai architecture but in the category of Lanna, who reproduce a small village or a family ownership, according to the customs of that exotic country of the East. You can get to visit Asia in Costa Rica; this is why we have everything for everyone!

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Beach: Playa Gandoca

With gray sand and high tides, this is a very different beach, which starts with a coast and transforms itself in a curve just to end at the Gandoca Wildlife Refuge. The beach is extended all the way to the Sixaola River, bordering Panama. If you’re a turtle enthusiast, this is the place to be from April to August.

 

 

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Le Cameleon Hotel

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel located in Puerto Viejo – Limon; offers upscale beach accommodations within the tropical forest and the warmest style of their people. All white minimalist rooms sit around the pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, across the street from its Beach Club. The all-white minimalist rooms have been decorated with a touch of bright colors. The hotel offers private yoga classes, Spa treatments, Nunu gastronomic restaurant, lap pool and cool water Jacuzzi. La Sula Sea Lounge is a lounging area surrounded by wildlife and offers day beds, hammocks, lounge chairs, bar and restaurant service.

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BONUS

SOUTH PACIFIC

Playa Ballena

Starting at Dominical and ending at Ojochal, Playa Ballena or Costa Ballena has a stretch of a magnificently rocky shoreline and a number of lovely beaches. The southern Pacific region of Costa Rica is one with unspoiled beauty and natural charm, which provides its visitors a true sense of being in touch with nature and the region’s unique character.

 

 

Our pick as to where to stay? Cristal Ballena Hotel

This Mediterranean style hotel rests on a rainforest-covered hill overlooking the famed Marino Ballena National Park, 4 miles south of Dominical and crucial site for the worlds Pacific Humpback Whales to reproduce. It features 21 suites including five master suites, all with balcony and outrageous ocean views, air conditioning plus ceiling fan. Also offers souvenir shop, immense ocean view swimming pool, open air gourmet restaurant and bar, soothing Spa, conference and event center, wedding area, and rainforest hiking paths.

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