Top 10 Beaches in Costa Rica

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The most popular beach in Costa Rica! This is your true tropical paradise beach surrounded by palm trees and jungle lined hills. The fun activities aren't far if you want a mix of adventure and relaxation! Samara

This beach is a cute hidden gem with plenty of shops and unique restaurants nearby. It is pretty secluded if you're looking for some down time. Puerto ViejoThis small Caribbean surf side village is definitely becoming a hot spot for everyone with its white sand and beautiful sunsets. The local Costa Rica beaches are absolutely stunning.

TamarindoThis is the runner up for the most popular beach in Costa Rica! A little hippie town located on a strip of beach that has something to offer anyone! You can go for a swim, try boogie boarding, and learn to surf here! 

Mai Pais - Santa TeresaWell known for beautiful beaches, amazing surf, yoga, and nightlife, Mal Pais & Santa Teresa are a must see! This area is home to some of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Calling all surfers! 

MontezumaOne of the most secretive and inreresting beaches. It is a bit of a trek to get to, but well worth it! Enjoy the laid back, private atmosphere of Montezuma.

CahuitaIs a small fishing village beach off the beaten path located along the southern carribean coast and a national park which protects the coral reefs just off the beaches.

DominicalLocated on the Pacific coast with towering jungle lined mountains and surrounding trees, making for an incredible backdrop. Just your typical tropical paradise. 

Drake BayDrake owns this beach! Ha, Just Kidding. This beach is simply beautiful with a variety of protected areas, surf spots, and scenic rock.

Papagayo GulfHas crystal clear blue water and is home to all-inclusive resorts and is well known for its calm swimming beaches and stunning scenery. 

Needing some sunshine in your life? Grab that bathing suit and


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