Costa Rica Beaches Laid Back Style !

Costa Rica Caribbean Beaches


The caribbean side of Costa Rica is known for its laid back style in comparision to the Costa Rica beaches found on the Pacific side. The beaches vary from long surfing beaches to lagoons and marshes. The culture is also different on this side of Costa Rica, with an indigenous influence still vary much present. Costa Rica beaches in this region will not disappoint and should be visited.

Bonita Beach
Home to professional surfing competitions, big waves attract surfers to this beach located approximately 5 kilometers from the Port of Limon. A  rocky coastline with topical greenery this beach area provides a unique scenic vista to visitors to this beach. In addition, the easy access from Limon also attract’s its residents and tourists. Playa Bonita is also great for sunbathing with its soft beach, natue watching and family fun. Due to the waves, swimming is cautioned.

Cocles Beach
Another great area for surfing, this beach was awarded the Blue Flag by the Costa Rican Government for clean beaches. Patrolled by life guards, the local businesses pay for this service to ensure their beaches are protected. This beach area has a reggae, laid back atmosphere. The waves on this beach break to the left and right, making it ideal for various levels of surfing. Find out from one of the lifeguards which area suits your skill level before you venture out.

Manzanillo Beach Caribbean
As one of the more scenic beaches of the caribbean side of Costa Rica, this area has alot of things to do. The white sand beach areas are perfect for swimming and sun bathing. There are numerous coral reefs with clear waters for scuba diving and snorkelling. Dolphins are frequented in the area and tours can be arranged for viewing. This beach area does not have any accomodations available on-site but Cocles and Puerto Viejo are close by.


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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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