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!
Known as the sister beach to Playa Samara, Playa Carillo is a small typical Costa Rica town that still remains somewhat untouched by tourism. The town itself does not have much to offer so for those looking for a more action packed vacation we recommend staying in Samara and visiting this gorgeous beach on day trips.
Playa Flamingo is a typical Costa Rican beach town set right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste. It is the home to a beautiful crescent shaped beach that stretches over a mile long. Plus there are many hotels and restaurants to choose from offering something to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
Costa Rica is surrounded by some of the most-amazing coastlines in the world and Guanacaste is one of the jewels of the Pacific Coast. You'll hear yourself saying: "Ahhhh... Life's a Beach" while staying in Guanacaste. Everybeach you go to along this golden coast is famous for some of the best sunsets in the world. And the climate on that part of the Costa Rican coast is like Southern California - very arid and sunny almost all-year long. You can't go wrong in Guanacaste if you add it to your Costa Rica vacation itinerary!
Playa Hermosa, meaning Beautiful Beach was gifted this name for a good reason. Its grey-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 an area of Guanacaste, Costa Rica located close to the lively town of Tamarindo. It's beach has white sand and deep blue waters, ideal for beach volleyball, swimming and the occasional body surf!
Montezuma Beach Costa Rica is a Costa Rica beach for the young at heart and those who like the more-bohemian side of life. Montezuma Costa Rica has a small village feel and has great nightlife with a variety of of small, funky bars and dance clubs. Montezuma Beach is also an up and coming gourmet destination for foodies in Costa Rica.
Nosara is a well-known region 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 something to visit. The surrounding communities, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Playa Ostinal are more visited as their beaches are ideal for surfing and their adjoining towns have more to offer.
On the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with swaying palm trees, white-sand and crystal blue waters, you will find Playa Ocotal. This is a gorgeous beach that provides many opportunities for ocean and land activities and a range of hotel options to stay in.
The Rincón de la Vieja area or its loosely-translated English name "Special Place of the Old Lady" has been a protected area since 1973 and has 9 eruptive craters along its ridge and a well-visited volcano, known to be part of Costa Rica's "ring of fire". It is becoming more and more popular to visit as people are discovering the many things to see and do there including its impressive and colorful geothermic activity with bubbling fumarole pools, volcanic geysers and natural hot springs!
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 it has many types of bars and discos to choose from. This is the ideal place for groups of friends, couples, or families who like to get in on the action of a lively town.