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  • Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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    • Brasilito, Costa Rica

      Relax at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

      5.0
      Concha is the Spanish word for "shell" and as the name states, you will find the whole beach is made up of tiny sea shells.To get to this beach you will have to start at Playa Brasilito and make your way to Hotel Brasilito. When you arrive at the hotel you will continue down the road "Brasilito B...
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    • Tamarindo, Costa Rica

      Relax at Playa Tamarindo

      5.0
      0 mi
      There are a ton of shuttles, taxis, etc. from the airport in San Jose or if you book through a hotel, they will pick you up. Driving to Tamarindo isn't too difficult, especially if you speak a bit of Spanish...luckily the pin on the map will give you directions too :)  There is so much to do in T...
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    • Los Pargos, Costa Rica

      Surf Playa Negra

      5.0
      Compared to its more famous neighbor Tamarindo, Playa Negra feels worlds away from the tourist crowds and beach hawkers. Due to the lack of tourist infrastructure in the surrounding area, the beach is often deserted except for surfers and guests of Hotel Playa Negra. If you're looking for somet...
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    • Terciopelo Cave Ranger Station, Barra Honda National Park, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

      Climb into the Terciopelo Cave

      2 mi / 100 ft gain
      Riddled with stygian chambers much like the holes in Swiss cheese, Barra Honda is unique among Costa Rica's network of national parks. According to its website, the National Park's crowning glory is its 42 known caverns, less than half of which have been explored by humans. Terciopelo, named afte...
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    • 160, Costa Rica

      Relax at Playa Barrigona

      This was the very first beach I found off the radar about 15 years ago.  Every year I travel to Costa Rica, I make a point to return to Barrigona.  While there are a few people, mostly locals, that go to this beach, many times I have been the only person here.  On several occasions I've found tur...
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    • Bagaces, Costa Rica

      Swim at Llanos de Cortez, Costa Rica

      Llanos de Cortez is a hidden gem in the northwestern portion of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste region. This region is known for being dry and flat so finding waterfalls out in this area are a nice treat.  Accessing this waterfall is relatively easy. The parking lot is pretty close to the waterfall ...
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    • Las Pailas, Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica

      Hike the Las Pailas Trail

      5.0
      Rincón de la Vieja offers an immense variety of scenery and wildlife. The trail, Las Pailas, twists around the base of the volcano through jungle, geysers and low-dry foothills. The cinder cone volcano, Rincón de la Vieja (6217 ft/1895 m), is the main attraction.From the ranger station, the tra...
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    • 10.7736043778081,-85.3498542308808, Costa Rica

      Catarata La Congreja

      5.97 mi
      Seizing the opportunity to walk through Costa Rica's dry tropical forest eco system is well worth any effort getting to the park. You'll be greeted with little yellow butterflies, and have plenty of chances to spot various birds, bugs, reptiles, and mammals. Word of the wise, the trail seems pret...
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    • Playa Corozalito, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

      Relax at Playa Corozalito

      I have been to many beaches in Costa Rica. I have never experienced a beach as beautiful (yet) as this one. The approach to the water is a gradual, barely noticeable ease into the ocean. From my first time here and all the subsequent visits, the beach and ocean floor were completely void of rocks...
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