Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Hermosa in the canton of Garabito and province of Puntarenas is a 6 mile (10 km) long beach known for its big 8-13 feet (2.5-4 meter) high waves crashing 12 feet (4 meters) from shore which is great for…

Playa Jacó, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Jacó, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Jacó is the closest beach to the San Jose capital (about 1.5 hour drive) and therefore a popular weekend getaway for folks in the Central Valley, or those who are accustomed to city life. It is probably the largest,…

Beaches in Costa Rica

Beaches in Costa Rica

With nearly two-thirds of Costa Rica’s borders being beaches (more than 1200 km or 750 miles of Pacific and Caribbean beaches), we have not yet been to every beach in Costa Rica, but we have read and seen many pictures…

Playa Esterillos Oeste

Playa Esterillos Oeste

Playa Esterillos Oeste (“Little Estuaries West”) is our favorite beach in the Central Pacific located about 8 km north of Playa Bejuco, Puntarenas. It is part of a collection of beaches separated by estuaries along the Central Pacific coastline with…

Playa Bejuco, Parrita, Puntarenas

Playa Bejuco, Parrita, Puntarenas

Playa Bejuco (the one near Parrita in the Puntarenas province in the Central Pacific, not the one in the Nicoya Peninsula) is one of our favorite Pacific beaches in Costa Rica. Bejuco means “woody vine” in Spanish and this beach…