in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches, friendly people, eco-tours, and adrenaline-filled tours.  With so many great options to choose from, here is a list of my favorite top beach towns in Costa Rica.

If you want to do more than just sit on a beautiful beach all day, Manuel Antonio is a great, peaceful beach town to visit. It offers a stunning, rugged National Rainforest Park that is within walking distance from the town and most hotels.


Tamarindo is one of the best beach towns in Costa Rica because of its stunning sunsets, plentiful restaurants, and several surf breaks for all levels.


Offering a good central location on the Nicoya Peninsula it is a good place to camp out and enjoy the “Pura Vida” lifestyle. This is why it makes the list of the best beach towns in Costa Rica.

Santa Teresa


Nosara is often overlooked when planning a trip to Costa Rica but is a great place for those looking to get away, enjoy some yoga, and surf.

Cahuita is a small town that's easily overlooked by its neighboring town of Puerto Viejo. It’s also close to the Cahuita National Park, where you can see sloths if you go on a guided tour and pay extra for it.


Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo is a popular town among backpackers on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Known for its cheap prices and nightlife, it is easy to see why backpackers are drawn here. 

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