Famous Beaches in Costa Rica
The beaches of Jaco
Jaco is a small resort town in Costa Rica, located 2 hours drive from San Jose, on the Pacific coast. The city is very popular due to the large number of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, chic shops. Here you can have a fun vacation at any time of the year, surfing and golf are especially popular. Jaco is too noisy for a quiet family holiday, but for a large company that prefers active entertainment and dancing until the morning, this resort will be a great vacation spot.
The city consists of streets, each of which has dozens of entertainment venues, endless bars and restaurants, a huge number of souvenir shops. The beach of the city of Jaco is the southernmost part of the province of Pointarenas. Despite the fact that the main type of entertainment in the resort town is surfing, on the beaches, among fans of this type of recreation, you can meet quite a lot of ordinary tourists.
The beaches of Tambor
Tambor is a fishing village on the northeast coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula, a 30-minute flight from the international airport in San Jose, the capital of the country. Here is a picturesque bay protected by reefs, where there are excellent conditions for practicing water sports, primarily scuba diving, a beach with silvery sand, comfortable hotels.
One of the most popular activities in this heavenly place is swimming in inflatable boats along the river rapids of the virgin and amazingly beautiful rivers of the country. For Costa Ricans, one of the favorite sports is river kayaking.
Tambor is an ideal place for connoisseurs of peace, solitude and marvelous tropical landscapes, as well as for lovers of sport fishing.
The beaches of Guanacaste
The province of Guanacaste is named after the national symbol, the tall and unshakable guanacaste tree.
In the province of Guanacaste, luxurious beaches stretch for many hundreds of kilometers, and the concern of the country’s government for the environment is most clearly visible. In recent years, the efforts of the authorities here, in parallel with the development of tourism infrastructure, are introducing environmentally friendly technologies, which allows us to consider local beaches the cleanest in Central America, and natural complexes – one of the most unusual in the country.
Guanacaste has a very favorable geographical position – despite the tropical climate, it rarely rains here, but the sun in the province shines constantly and maintains the temperature at least 23 degrees. In addition, Guanacaste is washed by the endless blue Pacific Ocean.
It is here that the best tourist complexes of the region are located, which are located on Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, Playa Papagayo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal.
The Pacific Coast, from Papagayo Bay to Golfito, is known for its excellent sport fishing grounds. Sailfish, marlin, tuna and wahoo are traditional local trophy fish.
Surfing is more popular in the area of Playa Grande, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Junquillal.
The best places for scuba diving are Playa Flamingo, Playa Nosara, Playa Samara.