We have spent many years exploring Costa Rica and have complied information about the best Costa Rica vacation destinations to make your vacation planning easier. We can help you decide where to stay in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a beautifully diverse country with so much to see and do. We can also suggest the best places to visit in Costa Rica. In fact, many people decide to travel throughout the country, choosing 2 -3 destinations for a 7 to 10 day-long Costa Rica vacation. Others decide to stay in one place to get to know the area and culture. The choice is up to you! Once you know where you want to go, we can help you choose activities, hotels and transport. Our well-traveled Adventure Specialists will help you plan the perfect Costa Rica vacation and you the best places where to stay in Costa Rica!
A short drive south of Playa Samara, Playa Carillo is a small typical Costa Rica town that remains somewhat untouched by tourism. While the town itself does not have much to offer, the beach at Carillo is a long half-moon of tranquility, without a single hotel or shop in sight. This is a favorite of those looking for beachside peace. For those looking for a more action packed vacation, we recommend staying in Samara and visiting this gorgeous beach on day trips.
Coco Beach is located in the Guanacaste region, a short drive from the airport in Liberia and just South of Hermosa Beach. Although it is a smaller town, Coco Beach still offers plenty of adventures, relaxation, and nightlife. Coco Beach also provides access to one of our favorite activities: Horseback riding on the beach through the La Montaña Equestrian Club. If watching a beach sunset on horseback sound like your type of paradise, Playas del Coco is the beach for you!.s..
Flamingo Beach is a gorgeous mile-long crescent shaped beach of white sand and beautiful pacific ocean views. The adjacent town provides a wide selection of hotels and restaurants to cater to every taste and budget. A whole range of oceanside adventures including SCUBA and sport-fishing are available, and this area attracts fishermen and nautical enthusiasts from all over the country. Flamingo Beach was one of the first locations to become a hotspot for international travelers, and one stroll down the sand and you’ll see why.
Costa Rica has some of the most-amazing coastlines in the world, and the province of Guanacaste is home to many of the jewels of the Pacific Coast. You'll hear yourself saying: "Ahhhh... Life's a Beach" while staying in Guanacaste. Every beach you go to along this golden coast is famous for some of the best sunsets in the world. The climate in this region of Costa Rican coast is like Southern California - very arid and sunny almost all year long.
We can tell you that “hermosa” translates to “beautiful” but take one look at a photo of Playa Hermosa and we won’t need to tell you why it garners that name. Its dark sand and calm waters make this an ideal place for relaxing on the beach or care-free swimming; plus the sunsets are stunning!
Langosta Beach is a close drive from the larger Tamarindo Beach in the province of Guanacaste. This beach has white sand and deep blue waters, perfect for beach volleyball, swimming, body-surfing, and magnificent photos of your time with the pacific ocean.
Nosara is a beach-town well-known between locals and expats from all over the world. In fact, it is one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country. The town itself is a simple town with basic amenities, but the beach is what makes this locale such a destination. In the area surrounding, there are several other beach communities: Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Playa Ostinal. We highly recommend these other towns, as their beaches are ideal for surfing and their adjoining towns have more to offer.
With swaying palm trees and white-sand overlooking the crystal blue water of the pacific ocean, lose yourself in paradise as you find yourself at Playa Ocotal. This gorgeous beach provides many opportunities for ocean and land activities and a range of hotel options for your stay.
Rincón de la Vieja has been a protected since 1973 and has 9 active craters and a well-visited volcano along the ridge of Costa Rica's "ring of fire". It is becoming more and more popular to visit as people are discovering its impressive geothermic activity with bubbling fumarole pools, volcanic geysers and natural hot springs! Pro-tip: DON’T take the lava rocks! We’ve heard tales of terrible luck that follows rock thieves, and these areas have piles of stolen rocks returned via-post to try and escape the curse!
This is one of the most popular beaches to visit in Costa Rica, especially for the yoga and surf culture created by locals and visitors from all over the world. The nightlife is fantastic as well, as Tamarindo is home to many bars and discos. This is the ideal place for groups of friends, couples, or families who like to get in on the action of a lively town.