Play Hermosa, which means “beautiful beach” in Spanish is
located just a short 25 minute drive from the newly renovated Liberia International
Airport making one of the area’s top vacation rental destinations. The beach itself is a
good size and is spotted with beach front restaurants and other vendors. What makes Playa
Hermosa special is the small village laid back atmosphere the town has managed to maintain
even as the real estate market continues to heat up.
Brasilito Beach stands larger than its beauty serving as
one of the most important beaches on earth for the future of sea turtles, providing
several species with the with one of the few remaining natural beach nesting locations.
The town of Brasilito is also located just 45 miles from the Guanacaste capital city of
Liberia and proves a true local charm. If you are looking for 5 start all inclusive,
Brasilito is probably not for you but the mid-level accommodations and turtles nesting
season will make a top destination for most travelers.
Known affectionately by locals as “little Hawaii,” Playa
Avellana showcases incredible offshore waves that can reach as high as eighteen feet,
making it a world class destination for experienced surfers from around the world.
Other activities for us non-surfers include water sports, paddle boarding, Horseback
riding, snorkeling and much more within a close proximity to the popular beach
town of Tamarindo.
Playas del Coco (aka Playa del Coco, el Coco, Coco Beach)
is the largest of the Papagayo villages and is located just 25 minutes from the
Liberia international airport. Serving as the areas major hub for nightlife,
restaurants and shopping the area making if the perfect destination for those
from local resorts looking for a little time off of the reservation. The beach
itself is calm and tranquil and for those looking for a good time the night life
is anything but.
Once a quite fishing hamlet, Tamarindo has evolved to
be the area’s most developed and accessible tourist town. Known for a young
vibe and year a round good surfing Tamarindo offers plenty of back packer
hotels as well as high end resorts. The beach and the town’s main street run
parallel offering a row of restaurants and shopping. While Tamarindo will always
stand out to those looking for that picture perfect beach town , for those of
us who have spent time living in Costa Rica it can lack the true local feel
that makes every town unique.