Top 7 of the Best Beaches In Costa Rica With Resorts Nearby

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Costa Rica offers beach bums, surfers, water sport enthusiasts and just plain tourists with more than a thousand kilometers of shoreline on its Pacific and Carribean coasts. Discover these absolutely magnificent beaches open for everyone to enjoy and, to lessen the hassle of finding hotels fit for every destination, likewise discover these resorts, villas and hotels that are perfect compliments in enjoying the Costa Rican beaches to the fullest!

Playa Nacascolo

 Papagayo - Playa Nacascolo from Josoroma

Papagayo – Playa Nacascolo from Josoroma

The Playa Nacascolo has soft, white, sandy beaches that stretches out to the ocean at the Papagayo Peninsula. Its waters are protected from ocean swells and are perfect for swimming! Imagine… savoring the magnificent view of pristine beaches while having to take a dip at its waters… Now, that’s a perfect vacation!

  • Allegaro Papagayo

 Allegro Papagayo Poolside from Occidental Allegro Papagayo

Allegro Papagayo Poolside from Occidental Allegro Papagayo

The Allegro Papagayo is centrally located in the island of Culebra. It is a bright four-star hotel that has its  own private beach. Just a short walk from the coast, this hotel is perfect for beach-side retreats, tranquil moments and romantic scenery for those tourists who would love to have some quiet time alone.

It has twenty-four hour reception, a night club and all inclusive meal plan and a playground for those tourists traveling with their children. The hotel offers babysitting and child services, currency exchange and meeting rooms to cater to guests with different itineraries.

Its rooms are ideally spaced for relaxation complete with a mini bar. Its amenities include complimentary  toiletries, private bathrooms and a hair dryer.

Your dining experience here consists of servings that cater to international dishes and a fit area for a relaxing meal. Breakfast is likewise served everyday at the hotel’s restaurant.


For bookings and reservations at the Allegro Papagayo, click here.



Playa Avellanas

 Flash 5 from Roman Königshofer

Flash 5 from Roman Königshofer

Playa Avellanas is located at the south of Tamarindo where its long and white sandy shores have been a trademark for surfers, locals and visitors alike. It has an area of about four miles that are protected by mangrove forests. This beach is not yet extremely advertised as a tourist destination but is on its way to blooming up in the tourist scene.

  • Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

 JW Marriott Guanacaste 11 from squesada70

JW Marriott Guanacaste 11 from squesada70

The JW Marriott is just the most attractive and beautiful establishment in the area. You can enjoy magnificent sunsets here while sipping on a cold, exotic drinks by the Mansita Beach.

The hotel offers an exciting experience here while you  savor the distinct feel of its ambiance and culinary signatures at the four restaurants available in the establishment and its two bars.

Have a relaxing treat at its luxury Costa Rica Spa where you will feel  like you just went to heaven and back.

Its 289 rooms and 21 suite accommodations offer high-speed internet access, housekeeping, laundry on-site, newspaper delivery, room service, valet dry cleaning, messenger service and other guest services that will make your stay comfortable and worthwhile.

The other establishments present in this magnificent place are: game room, barber shop, and a luxurious spa.

Click here for bookings and reservations at the Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa.



Playa Sámara

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Like a Postcard from geekygirlnyc

The Playa Samara is a tropical paradise on its own, composing of the nicest and untouched beaches along the Guanacaste coast. Being underdeveloped, these beaches will give you the feel of the natural world with clean air and the pure beach aura.

Some nearby beaches surrounding Playa Samara is Playa Carillo, a peaceful beach, mostly isolated, and is shaped like a crescent of palm-backed  white sand located just about south of Samara. Playa Barrigona and Playa Buena Vista are two of the hidden treasures that are located on the other side of the island.

  • Hotel Villas Playa Samara

 Hotel Villas Playa Samara copy from danking56

Hotel Villas Playa Samara copy from danking56

The Hotel Villas Playa Samara is a luxurious establishment situated by the beach and features a jacuzzi. It has an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness center and offers free Wi-Fi internet access. It makes it the perfect accommodation choice while visiting Playa Samara.

The property has a poolside snack bar, a fitness center, a kids club and a kids pool which also serves as the ideal place to stay at for tourists traveling with their children.

Its Villas offer a chic place to loosen up by hanging out at its sitting area and enjoy clean private bathrooms available at every unit.

Guests are offered continental buffet breakfast each morning before you head out and explore  the beach. There also lies a bar where you can sip your favorite margarita or chug down a bottle of beer.

For the adventurous travelers, you may avail of various activities such as horseback riding, snorkeling or fishing during your stay at the hotel.

Click here for bookings and reservations at the Hotel Villas Playa Samara.



Playa Montezuma

Playa Montezuma from Geoff S.

Playa Montezuma from Geoff S.

The small beach town by the peak of Nicoya Peninsula is the Palaya Montezuma that has been weathered by fame and infamy and yet, still has a distinct characteristic of its own. UFO seekers, vegetarian yoga lovers and European backpackers prefer to travel here than any other beaches in Costa Rica. This place does not only have a beach but also has waterfalls really to be discovered by the tourists. Apart from waterfalls, there are also reserves nearby the beach, namely the Cabo Blanco and the Curu Wildlife Preserves.

  • Casa Delicias Playa Montezuma

The Casa Delicias, Playa Montezuma is the perfect accommodation service to stay at while you are visiting the magnificent beach nearby. They offer free Wi-Fi access, great barbecue facilities and a tour desk.

Its rooms will give you the comforts of a balcony, patio and terrace that have magnificent views of the sea and mountains around. There are also dining tables, private bathrooms, showers that have complimentary toiletries.

You may also avail of fun itineraries while staying at the Casa Delicias such as cycling and many more.

Click here for bookings and reservations at Casa Delicias Playa Montezuma.



Santa Teresa

 Beutiful beaches from zanzabarphotography

Beutiful beaches from zanzabarphotography

Malpais has been a booming vacation spot in the tourist scene. It might be packed with visitors when these on-going resorts are going to command the area so, while it’s still as untouched as it is now, you should probably come on down and visit before it gets too popular!

Even if it’s becoming popular, this beach is ideal for people who love isolated beaches and great surfing spots. Aside from here, you may also travel down to Santa Teresa, Playa Hermoza and Manzanillo which are just interconnected, equally beautiful beaches situated just by the shores of Malpais.

  • Hotel Surf the Place

This hotel is located at Malapais and has a poolside, snack back and free Wi-Fi internet access. It is just a short walk away from the beach which makes it ideal for those who are seeking maximum beach time during their Costa Rica adventure.

Amenities in the hotel include,: beauty center, outdoor pool, free parking, bicycle rental, babysitting and child services, and massage services.

Its rooms are packed with private bathrooms, sitting areas and a mini bar. Guests may be able to book for an a la carte breakfast every morning before they head on down to the beach or take a drink at the hotel’s bar.

While staying at the hotel, you may also book for fun activities such as horse back riding, scuba diving and snorkeling. The staff may also direct you to ideal dining places and assist you to other places in Malpais.

Click here for bookings and reservations at the Villa Sol Hotel & Beach Resort Santa Teresa.



Manuel Antonio

 Manuel Antonio sunset from atxryan

Manuel Antonio sunset from atxryan

Here at Manuel Antonio, the first ever popular beach in Costa Rica, you will feel the idyllic, national parks, magnificent view of sunset by the beach, and the picturesque scene of the hills approaching the park. This is one of the few surviving habitats for the endangered squirrel monkey.

  • Tabulia Tree Hotel and Villas

The Tabulia Tree Hotel and Villas is the cheaper accommodation choice nearing the Manuel Antonio beach. It has an outdoor pool, a tour desk and a luggage storage  for the guests’ pleasure. It is likewise situated near the town center which will give you more access to other parts of town rather than just the beach.

Its comfortable rooms are packed with all the amenities that every traveler would ideally need on a vacation trip. There is also a complimentary continental breakfast served every morning.

Click here for bookings and reservations at the Tabulia Tree Hotel and Villas.



Punta Uva

 Punta Uva beach from cstrom

Punta Uva beach from cstrom

Punta Uva is one of the most beautiful beach of all of Costa Rica’s. It has turqoiuse waters, coral reefs and palm-lined stretches of isolated sandy beaches. Tall coconut trees decorate the shores giving it a relaxing area for vacationers to just lay back and soak up the sun.

  • Casitas de Punta Uva

The Casitas de Punta Uva is the only establishment closest to the shores of Punta Uva making it the most definite accommodation choice while enjoying the magnificent beach. It is conveniently located near the tropical forests too overlooking the Carribean Sea with beautiful garden and terraces.

The establishment is made up with chic rustic designs and wooden floors. Its bathrooms have toiletries and showers.

There is a local restaurant nearing the Casitas de Punta Uva. Other food options are available just about ten minutes away from the Casitas.

The guests may also avail of activities such as horseback riding and other fun activities by the beach while they are staying at the Casitas.

Click here for bookings and reservations at Casitas de Punta Uva.


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