Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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 – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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.

Playa Avellana – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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 – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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.

Tamarindo – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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.