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Visit Costa Rica best beaches

Costa Rica beaches are sandy and with a diversity of hues, from white to silver and even black. Almost every beach has its own peculiarity. Beaches of Guanacaste Province: Playas del Coco are great for scuba diving, Playa Flamingo – for sport fishing, Tamarindo – for surfing, Playa Conchal is just a magnificent white sand beach, and Playa Grande gives you an opportunity to observe how sea turtles lay their eggs.

There are two resort areas in the south of the Pacific coast, Jaco and Punta Leona. The beaches of Jaco are famous for their nightlife and are suitable for surfing. On the Atlantic Ocean, near the Puerto Limon, the beaches of Portete and Bonita really stand out among others.

Leisure activities in Costa Rica

There are a huge number of opportunities for active pastime in Costa Rica. For example, surfing is popular on the Pacific coast in the areas of Mal Pais, Santa Teresita, Playa Grande, Playa Jaco, Playa Carrillo, Playa Hermosa, Playa Dominical and Playa Pavones.

Atlantic coast is also a great location for surfing. Popular places: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (the beaches of Salsa Brava and Cocles) and Puerto Limon (Playa Bonita). The best time for a “big wave” is from July to August.

Windsurfers should go to Lake Arenal, which is considered one of the best places on the planet for practicing this sport. The most favorable time is from April to December.

Cocos Island or Isla del Coco, the coastal waters of the Pacific coast, as well as Bahia Drake (Marino Ballena National Park) and Cahuita National Park are perfect destinations for scuba divers.

Pacific coast from Papagayo Bay to Golfito will surely suit enthusiastic anglers.

Tourist Safety

Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Central America. It is recommended only to adhere to standard precautions to prevent becoming a victim of scammers or pocket thieves. Here is a law, according to which any person must have identity documents with him. Therefore, tourists always need to carry a passport (or a copy of its pages with a photo and a visa).

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