The Best Beach Destinations To Spend A Luxurious Holiday In Costa Rica

For many avid travellers, the Central American country of Costa Rica is one of their favourite places to travel to. Along with its plethora of activities, delicious food and varied wildlife, Costa Rica is famous for its insanely beautiful beaches. Especially the Guanacaste Province of this country has some the most gorgeous stretches of beaches and some of the most luxurious accommodations you can expect to experience in Costa Rica. Just rent one of the luxury homes in Costa Rica, enjoy the beautiful food and soak up the sun while enjoying the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, right from the balcony of your home. There are various activities which you can take part in, or if you seek a bit of solitude, there are plenty of beaches for you too. Here are some of the beach destinations of Costa Rica, where you can spend the perfect luxurious vacation.

Playa Ocotal

The small village of Playa Ocotal boasts of one of the best beaches of the entire Guanacaste Province. The beach of this small village is one of the best places to snorkel in this area. This one-third mile long beach is calm and sandy, perfect for enjoying some quiet time while relaxing. And if you are looking for some company, just take a five minutes’ drive to Playas del Coco, which is a small fishing and tourist village.

Papagayo Peninsula

Papagayo Peninsula houses not one but three of the most beautiful and luxurious beaches you can find in Costa Rica. Located on the Northern Pacific coast, the three main beaches of this beautiful region are Panama Beach, Hermosa Beach and Coco Beach. There are a lot of luxurious places to stay near these beaches, where you can enjoy the beauty of the ocean while relaxing at your lovely home. The beaches are pristine and decorated with black, coral and grey sand. The region is also famous for its golf courses. You can take a trip to the Palo Verde National Park if you like bird watching. Also visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park to hike through the beautiful lush green forests and reach the base of this park’s volcano, where you can discover a number of natural hot springs.

Playa Hermosa

The Spanish word Hermosa translates as ‘beautiful’ in English. And the beaches of Playa Hermosa are aptly named in that sense. There are two Playa Hermosas in Costa Rica, one is near Jaco and the other is in Guanacaste Province. There is plenty to see and do around Playa Hermosa. Guanacaste’s Playa Hermosa is a much more relaxing beach, and not as crowded as the region’s other popular destinations. However, that doesn’t mean the beach lacks in anything. In fact, with its grey sand, beautiful blue waters, and an overall laid back attitude, Guanacaste’s Playa Hermosa is one of the best destinations in Costa Rica where you can spend some relaxing time away from the crowd while indulging in the various luxuries the place has in store for you. There are a lot of restaurants, bars, water activities like snorkelling, sport fishing, and scuba diving, even horse riding for you to enjoy.


Tamarindo is probably the most popular beach destination of the Guanacaste Province. Well known as a luxury resort beach town, Tamarindo is famous for its waves and surfing. This beach town is also well known for its nightlife. You can relax during the day in Playa Tamarindo, and then catch up with fellow tourists or locals at the various bars after sundown. From rafting to zip-lining to tubing, there are quite a number of adventure activities you can do too.