Beaches of Guanacaste
There are numerous beaches in
Guanacaste all different and full of surprise. Some have light colored sand while others are filled
with darker, volcanic sand. There are those that are fine and those that are
coarse. Some beaches have very
intense waves that while others have smaller waves and others are calm and
There are those that are well
known and those that are secret …
With over 200 km of coastline
in the Northern Pacific, Guanacaste is famous for having over 150 beaches,
including some that are absolutely spectacular. Many have crystal calm water and an abundance of reef life
with forests that reach right onto the sands edge.
The variety is immense;
however all have a common ingredient:
200 days of sun, guaranteed…
Whether you are looking for a
beach to swim, fish, dive, surf, play with friends, build sand castles or just
to lie like an iguana sunbathing, Guanacaste’s wide of variety of beaches has
one that fits your exact needs!
Some favorite beaches in the Guanacaste region are:
y 5) Playa Hermosa
3) Avellanas 4) Montezuma
6 y 8) Ocotal
9) Panamá 10)
14) Costa Blanca
y 18) Playas del Coco
All the beaches
in Costa Rica (except the areas of
biological conservation) are public.
The owner of
surrounding beach property must allow public access and when land access is not
possible people still retain the right to reach the beaches by sea. In the nearby communities there are
aquatic taxis that will take you to such beaches that are only accessible by
sea and pick you up a few hours later, or if you prefer to camp out on the
beach, you can make arrangements for the aquatic taxis to pick you up on a
designated day and time.
Here a gallery with photos of Guanacaste's beaches taken by tourist and residents.
And don't forget to enjoy sunsets...