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Best beaches in Guanacaste

Costa Rica has 1,228 kilometers of coastline and boasts some of the best beaches in the world, for both swimming and surfing.  Guanacaste has 200 kilometers of beach, and shorelines which are spectacular, picturesque and a beach lover’s dream.  Here are five of the best beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

  1. Tamarindo 

Tamarindo is a one of the busiest towns in Guanacaste and has great restaurants, bars and shops.  For those people who want a great beach and social life, this is the place to visit.  This white sand beach, with its pristine water, is a favourite with surfers and is famous for its stunning sunsets and some of the best food in Costa Rica.

  1. Potrero

The tiny seaside town of Potrero is a little piece of paradise which not everyone has discovered yet.  It has long stretches of sandy beach and crystal clear water.  The gentle waves are perfect for those who enjoy a gentle swim in the sea.  Snorkelling and diving are also very rewarding in this unspoilt piece of Guanacaste.

  1. Playa Del Coco

Playa Del Coco is very popular with the local young people of Guanacaste.  The beach is shaped like a horseshoe and is over 3 kilometers long, with white/grey sand.  It is a place for people who enjoy music and partying, along with sunbathing and swimming.

  1. Ocotal

Ocotal is a quiet little town and its grey sand beach nestles in a rocky cove.  It’s not as big as most of the other beaches in Guanacaste but that’s part of its charm.  The sea is a deep azure, with calm warm water making it a favourite with swimmers.

  1. Playa Grande

Playa Grande is in a national park as it’s a nesting place for leatherback turtles.  It has long stretches of beautiful tan coloured sand and its waves and deep blue sea, attract surfers from around the globe.