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Is Playa Tamarindo The Best Beach In Costa Rica?

For us, definitely yes, because we decided to live here, back in 2009. And we are sure you’ll going to love Playa Tamarindo too. In Tamarindo you can experience a lot. Diving, sailing, zip-lining, sportfishing, jetski, volcano tours. Just to name the most important.

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Playa Tamarindo

Playas near Tamarindo

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Playa Conchal

The best beach in Costa Rica, Guanacaste, for us is Playa Conchal. A must have if you vacation in Tamarindo. Beautiful white sand. Very nice for swimming and other activities.

Playa Flamingo – is a popular beach with stunning, fine white sand. But is a little one.

Bahia de las piratas – This beach is a real secret tip. Hard to find, but definitely worth it. The catch is you need a good car.

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Bahia de las Piratas

Playa Minas – another insider tip.

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.

Playa Avellana – Referred to by locals as “little Hawaii,” Playa Avellana packs extraordinary offshore waves that can reach up to eighteen feet, making it an ideal destination for experienced surfers from around the world.

Playa Brasilito – Nestled along parts of Guanacaste’s most lovely coastline is Brasilito Beach, a sprawling grey-sand beach and charming town.

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 site of the arribadas of the leatherback turtle.

Playa Negra – Playa Negra is a beautiful dark-sand beach famous in the surfing community for its right-hand barrel waves.

Other Playas in Guanacaste

Playa Hermosa – Hermosa, which means “beautiful” in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains.

Papagayo Gulf – The northern Guanacaste shoreline looks out over the expansive Gulf of Papagayo (Golfo de Papagayo), the setting for Costa Rica’s premier luxury resorts and most sought after beaches.

Playa del Coco – Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) is well known for its popularity with Costa Rica’s youth.

Playa Panama – Panama Beach (Playa Panama) is located a short distance away from Playa Hermosa, on the southern point of Culebra Bay.

Playa Ocotal – is a wonderfully peaceful place to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the sun.

Golfo de Santa Elena – Situated within the northwestern reaches of the Guanacaste region, the Golfo de Santa Elena provides visitors with sun-dappled beaches, thriving forests, and a bountiful Pacific Ocean.

Playa Azul – Playa Azul is a stunning beach, named for its mile-long stretch of dark, almost cobalt blue sand and azure sea.