Sun, water at 28 ° C (82 ° F) all year round and fine sand are the key components to the success of your beach holiday in Costa Rica! Thanks to the East and West coasts bathed by the Caribbean Sea (or Atlantic) and the Pacific Ocean respectively, you will be able to go swimming, surfing, snorkeling, diving, whale watching, dolphin dolphin watching and more. A beach holidays in the Costa Rican coast can be made complete with an oil and hot stone massages, for example….Relax and enjoy the luxurious spas of Costa Rica’s hotels offer!
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Here are some resorts and places on the beachfront that we recommend.
Manuel Antonio has everything paradise should offer. In this idyllic setting you’ll find incredible biodiversity: toucans, iguanas, coatis, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, capuchins, sloths … The park also has 4 beaches, suitable for swimming, snorkeling or hiking. 12 hectares of mangrove complement the 16 km2 National Park.
Seaside hotels in Manuel Antonio:
- Tulemar, with its almost private beach
- Si Como No, for its massage room with a sea view
Covered with lush tropical vegetation, the bay is shaped, as its name suggests, like a horseshoe (Herradura). Both ends of the beach are dominated by hills that enhance the beauty of the landscapes. Marina (Los Sueños) is located in the far north while the island of Herradura, a natural refuge for different species of seabirds, occupies the far south. The beach is suitable for swimming and practicing various water sports.
Seaside hotels in Playa Herradura
- Alma del Pacifico for its outdoor massages
Between beautiful, small beaches and rocky coves is a small village of a very relaxed atmosphere. Relax in the shade of palm-tops and enjoy the typical atmosphere of this village.
Seaside hotels in Montezuma:
- YlangYlang, for the originality of it’s bungalows
The first resort in the north of the region, Playa Tamarindo is a gray sand beach where surfers look for the best waves. Famous for it’s appearance in the legendary surf classic “Endless Summer”, this place went from an untouch beach to a small town, where shops, hotels and restaurants line the coast.
Seaside hotels in Tamarindo
- Diria, for its large swimming pool
Relax on the gray sand beaches of Samara, a family friendly resort. Here, you can find many activities: yoga, horseback riding and snorkeling are just a brief overview of the wide range of possibilities. Ideal for families.
Seaside hotels in Samara:
- Punta Islita, for the quality of its Spa
The Caribbean coast is distinguished by its variety of aquatic ecosystems and beaches of black and white sand, perfect for the activities centered around nature and the sea: sport fishing, diving in clear waters, sunbathing and walks along the sea. Our favorite place is clearly the beautiful Playa Cocles, with its golden sands and calmer waters than other beaches on the Caribbean coast.
Seaside hotels of the Caribbean:
- – El Cameleon, for its beach club
- – Shawandha for the design of its swimming pool and great restaurant