Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Las Baulas National Marine Park
Located on Playa Grande, the park encompasses the entire beach and adjacent land. It is a favorite beach among surfers and bird watchers. However from October through March the park is the nesting place of various species of turtles, including the critically endangered leatherback turtles. Tours led by park rangers are best enjoyed after sunset. Be prepared to to wait while the turtle makes its way to dry land. During an hour or two, watch as the turtle lays 80 to 90 eggs, bury them in sand and then slowly makes its way back to sea. We are happy to arrange a tour for you.
For more extensive information about turtle nesting, please click the following link: http://www.leatherback.org/get-involved/join-us/las-baulas-national-park/visit-las-baulas
Between Playa Minas and Playa Brasilito
Best known as the beach that is covered with millions of crushed seashells and crystal clear turquoise colored water. It is a perfect spot for snorkeling. As you walk further down the beach toward the souvenir vendors stationed outside the Westin Conchal Resort, the crushed seashells turn into a powdery fine sand. On the beach, you can enjoy one-hour messages for $20 or rent snorkel equipment, jet skis or hop on a boat for some fishing. Contact us to arrange a variety of tours.
2.48 miles north of Potrero, Las Catalinas
This beautiful beach is situated off the beaten path in front of Las Catalinas, an up-and-coming beach community. The road to Danta has steep hills up a winding road offering breathtaking views of Playa Flamingo and Sugar Beach. The beach has patches of black sand and is side by side with a bay. The shop Pura Vida Ride rents bicycles, kayaks and stand up surf boards. After a nice swim enjoy a meal at Limonada. Order a glass of Sabanero, an excellent mix of rice water, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves blended with your favorite fruit.