Do you know that Costa Rica tops in the list of the most eco-friendly countries in the world and has a multitude of pretty unspoiled beaches? I thought you should know that it has expansive beaches on its Pacific and Caribbean Shores. Read to the end to discover some of its lovely, attractive, and untouched beaches.
Prettiest beaches in Costa Rica
The country borders the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, which means it neighbors large water bodies and, therefore, beaches. If you have been looking forward to spending some quality time on a beach with outstanding facilities, Costa Rica is the answer. Without wasting more time, here is a list of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica with palm trees and sandy beaches.
- Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo
Visiting Costa Rican Caribbean side? You made a wise decision because Puerto Viejo harbors some beautiful beaches for you. It’s no doubt that Playa Cocles is outstanding in terms of development and the most popular in the area and is the only beach with lifeguards. The beach is 4 kilometers from Puerto Viejo and near the 5 star Le Camèlèon Boutique Hotel, where top-notch accommodation services are on offer. The beach is clean and ideal to stay away from the town owing to its proximity. White sands cover the beach lined up by palm trees making it more attractive. The beach offers lots of activities such as surfing, sunbathing, beach games, and at times, swimming.
- Manuel Antonio Beach
Manuel Antonio beach ranks high in the list of attractive beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is part of the Manuel National Park with a variety of world animals such as white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, sloths and, squirrel monkeys. To get to the beach, you have to walk for approximately 30 minutes from Manuel National Park entrance. The destination is perfect for you if you are looking forward to seeing world animals because while walking through the part, you are almost guaranteed to see some animals. Manuel beach water is always warm and, therefore, perfect for people ‘allergic’ too cold and children. The coral reefs covering the beach offer snorkeling opportunity.
- Playa Flamingo Beach
The Flaming beach is a pristine crescent-shaped beach that sits at the Guanacaste region northwest of Costa Rica. White sand that turns pinkish at times covers the beach and, therefore, the name “Flamingo." It is ideal for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, but the most attractive aspect is the mile-long crescent-shaped beach. Being situated on the Cliffside against the Pacific Ocean makes it a great place to watch sunsets.
- Playa Conchal
Conchal is one of the beaches that spring into people's minds upon hearing about beaches in Costa Rica. The beach sits on the Guanacaste region with sparkling white sands and countless small seashells. Very few people frequent the beach because it is far away in the south. People who have been here can attest that it is an ideal destination for snorkeling and swimming, but its most striking characteristic is the presence of white shells in place of sand. Yes, millions of white envelopes cover the beach.
- Punta Uva Beach
Punta Uva beach is an enchanting tourist destination covered in coral reefs and golden sand. The beach sits on the Southern side of Puerto Viejo along the Caribbean Coast. The beach lies within the Gandoca- Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, where countless animal and bird species live. It is ideal for snorkeling because of the coral reeves along the shore.
The calm waters make it a perfect choice for families and especially those with children.
- Playa Santa Teresa
It is an isolated beach located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Santa Teresa town. The beach borders a lush jungle and covered in white sand. Comparing the beach to other beaches, it is somehow underdeveloped but coming up at speed. It remains challenging to get to the beach, but adventurous tourists in the backpack find it an ideal destination.
Costa Rica is a paradise to many people, and the truth is that once you set your eyes on its pretty beaches, beach addiction will strike you. Life is short and can only be made longer by having meaningful experiences. If you are looking forward to visiting the beaches along the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean but don’t know where to start, Contact the Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel Puerto Viejo for a solution.