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North Pacific Coast

costa rica's finest beaches

The North Pacific coast of Costa Rica has some of the country’s finest beaches, swimmable bays and warm waters. Encompassed by the Guanacaste province and home to the Nicoya Peninsula, this coastal paradise is perfect for recharging at the end of a holiday.

Guanacaste really does have it all: national parks, miles of sun-kissed beaches, buzzing coastal towns and fantastic year-round surfing. It’s the ideal mix of adventure and relaxation.

Here you’ll find the lively little town of Tamarindo, a haven for both water sport and party lovers with boutique hotels, a long sandy beach and the warm blue waters of the Pacific. If you’re looking for a more tranquil spot, the secluded Playa Potrero is a hidden gem with an irresistibly laid-back vibe. For keen surfers, trendy Playa Santa Teresa on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula earned its reputation as a surfer paradise with its world-class breaks.

But it’s not all about the sun and sea. Away from the coastline you’ll find wildlife-rich national parks, smoking volcanoes, glittering waterfalls and plenty of opportunity for adventure. You can spot monkeys, sloths and numerous birds in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, whilst the Las Baulas Marine National Park offers its visitors a chance to see nesting leatherback sea turtles.

Slow-paced, sun-soaked and beautifully wild, the North Pacific Coast is the ultimate place to start or end your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica.

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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Guanacaste North Pacific Coast

Costa Rica is known for offering a great diversity of activities and habitats, making it the perfect choice if you’re the sort of traveller that prefers to sample variety, rather than dedicate your time …

Cala Luna, Tamarindo North Pacific Coast

Cala Luna is internationally acclaimed as one of Central America’s most sophisticated and eco-chic boutique hotels. So it’s a very worthwhile idea to include it in your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica.

AltaGracia, Perez Zeledon North Pacific Coast

The fresh mountain air, the clear streams tinkling and twinkling their way downhill, the stunning scenery that confronts you at every turn. These are just some of the uplifting aspects of staying AltaGracia. Make this …

Four Seasons Resort, Peninsula Papagayo North Pacific Coast

Make no mistake about it, at Four Seasons Resort, you will experience a whole range of unrivalled eco-adventures. But you will also experience a gorgeous resort that tumbles its way down a wooden hillside, leading …

Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula North Pacific Coast

In fact, Punta Islita is a blending of many experiences. It is surrounded by riotous and unspoiled tropical forest, but you are only a few moments from a secluded cove that opens out onto Guanacaste’…

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, Guanacaste North Pacific Coast

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is a new resort on the exotic Guanacaste peninsula, a region famed for its beautiful beaches, surfing opportunities and prolific bird life. The hotel sits atop a cliff above the …

El Mangroove, Papagayo North Pacific Coast

Just steps from the chocolate coloured beach and the idyllic Papagayo Bay, the hotel is only a 20-minute drive from the international airport of Liberia.

Guest can swim, kayak and snorkel directly from …

Kasiiya, Papagayo North Pacific Coast

Built on a peninsula overlooking the Pacific, with two beautiful and deserted beaches on its doorstep, Kasiiya Papagayo has an almost unbeatable position. Set within a 123-acre private reserve, the chic, safari-style lodge has been …


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