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Top 5 most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is not only made of national parks, reserves and waterfalls, it is also multiple beaches that make it attractive and very popular with tourists and Costa Ricans themselves. As a result, its west coast and east coast are bordered by magnificent beaches that dominate the list of the most beautiful beaches in Central America.

Among this long list, ZOOM SUR COSTA RICA's team proposes you 5 beaches that you will absolutely have to visit during your stay in the country.

We guarantee you that the beauty of each of these beaches will knock you off of your feet and make you want to consider Costa Rica for your next holiday destinations.

5. Cocles

This beach is located in the province of Limon, south of the city of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Its fine white sand and captivating blue water make it the most beautiful beach on the Caribbean coast.

Although popular with expert surfers, it is also popular with apprentices for its calm. It is one of the few beaches to be under surveillance by lifeguards. In addition, it is ideal for relaxing and swimming because of the calm it provides.

If you go to Limon, let it at the top of the list of places to visit.

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4. Dominical

Dominical is in Puntarenas, in a village also called Dominical. For the Costa Ricans, this beach is a rare pearl. Although it is only 1.5 kilometers long, visitors like to walk on its brown sand.

If you want to escape the daily routine while having fun, it is to Dominical that you should go. It can even please nature lovers because it is bordered by a lush forest. By visiting it, you’ll also be able to do several water activities.

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3. Tamarindo

To see this beautiful beach, you must go to Guanacaste, in the north-west of the country.

Dedicated almost entirely to swimming, Tamarindo will however give you the opportunity to do other water activities. You will have the opportunity to walk on its gray sand, admire its turquoise blue water that will invite you to scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, surf and much more.

Tamarindo has been awarded several times by the Blue Flag Ecological for its respect towards the environment.

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2. Conchal

If you are a person who enjoys spending time at the beach for several hours and are in the province of Guanacaste, don’t go any further! Conchal Beach is exactly what you need.

With a minimum of 10 hours of sunshine a day, Conchal is one of Costa Rica's most exotic beaches. To go dive in its turquoise blue water, you will have the choice to walk on white sand or on crushed shells. It also offers the opportunity to do snorkeling, water skiing, deep sea fishing and many other water activities.

The forest by which it is bordered hides howler monkeys and other animals.

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1. Manuel Antonio

It is for a good reason that Manuel Antonio ranks first on this list. Indeed, several thousands of tourists, both local and foreign consider it the most beautiful beach in the country.

Located in the Manuel Antonio National Parkin Puntarenas, it is ideal for several water activities. Its crystal-clear hot water will give you no choice but to try it, either by diving in, snorkeling or any other water activity. You won’t resist the urge to lie on the white sand to relax.

By visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, you will see that this beach is perfect for a nice picnic with family or friends.

Apart from the bushy and green forest that borders it, you'll appreciate the other aspects that brought several thousands of visitors to give it a 4.5/5 via TripAdvisor.

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