Living in Costa Rica Video. The region from Playa Avellanas to Playas del Coco in Guanacaste.

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! Welcome to Costa Rica! Many people come to Guanacaste because of our beautiful beaches, access to services and proximity to the newly remodeled Liberia International Airport.

Our area has two private hospitals under construction, access to 24-hour medical clinics, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. For outdoor lovers, you won’t find a better place to enjoy nature! With over 300 days of sunshine per year and temperatures which stay consistently warm and the least amount of rainfall and humidity, it’s no wonder that more and more people want to invest and vacation in the Guanacaste region.

Living in Costa Rica at Playa Conchal:

Famous white sand beach located in the northwest portion of Costa Rica. Located only 45 minutes from Liberia Airport and directly south of Flamingo Beach, Conchal beach has access via Brasilito Beach and Puerto Viejo beach on the south end. Conchal is bordered by the 2300 acre Beach and Golf Resort community known as Reserva Conchal.

The beach is famously known for its millions of crushed shells, beautiful white sand and great snorkeling in the calm sea. To the north of Conchal is the town of Brasilito–an authentic “Tico” town with some great dining options. Brasilito beach is a nice calm beach also good for swimming. The Country Day School, an American School that educates students from Pre-K to 12th grade, is located in Brasilito.

To the south of Conchal is a beautiful lesser known and more isolated beach called Playa Real or Pirate’s Bay. Pirate’s Bay has legends of buried treasure located in the small island in front of the beach itself, but to date, nothing has been found. What you can find here is a beautiful beach, perfect for snorkeling and an occasional surf break which attracts surfers!

Pirate’s Bay is located about 7 km from the nearest town of Matapalo and only a 5 minute drive from the south end of Playa Conchal. There are a few small developments in the area for those who are looking to be off the beaten path away from all the tourists, but amongst some of the best beaches in the province.

Flamingo Beach

Flamingo Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in all of Costa Rica. The topography of Flamingo lends to some of the most majestic ocean views around. The beach itself is perfect for swimming and the Catalina Islands off the coast, are regarded as a great spot for diving and deep sea fishing. Plans to develop a new marina in Potrero bay are under way.

The area is largely residential with just a handful of hotels and condos. This is one of our
most popular areas for vacationers and investors alike. You’ll see many beautiful luxury homes
found beachfront and in the hills above the bay. Both Linda Carter and Liz Taylor once owned
homes here!

In the town of Flamingo there are a good handful of options for dining as well as
a grocery store, pharmacy and some nightlife. The La Paz Community School, an International
bilingual school educating students from Pre-K to 12th grade is located in Flamingo Beach.

Potrero beach

Potrero beach is less populated than its neighbor to the south, Flamingo Beach. Potrero is more
of an authentic Costarican village and has some services in walking distance such as a mini-mart,
pharmacy, and some boutique hotels such as Bahia del Sol. The Surfside development consists of
single family homes, some condos and lots. Many people call the Surfside area home year-round.
The calm waters of Potrero Bay make it an ideal spot for swimming.

Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo Beach is the most developed beach town in our area of northwest Guanacaste as well
as the most requested vacation destination and top area for investors. There are many beautiful
homes and condos in Tamarindo to meet every budget need.

The town itself caters to every
type of tourist with hostels to five star hotels and luxury rental homes and condos. with over
40 restaurants, shops and nightlife, there is plenty to keep you busy. What draws most people
to Tamarindo is the consistent surf and the long beautiful light-sand beach. Some of the most
beautiful sunsets in the world happen in Tamarindo!

Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta is located just 1 km to the south of Tamarindo. This exclusive beach community
boasts some of the country’s most beautiful and luxurious ocean front homes and condos. A
stroll down “Millionaire’s Row” will leave you inspired by some of the exotic homes and world-
class architecture you’ll find along the way.

Playa Grande

Playa Grande is another famous surf town located to the north of Tamarindo. While there is
no ‘village’, there are some great accommodations oceanfront and close to the beach. The Las
Baulas National Marine Park is one of the most important nesting sites for the endangered
Leatherback turtles. The road to Playa Grande is now completely paved.

If you are on foot, you
can take a shortcut via the estuary to Playa Grande via an inexpensive water taxi.

Playa Negra

Playa Negra is one of Costa Rica’s most sought after surf spots. Located just 20 minutes south of
Playa Tamarindo, this area is famous in the surfing world, having been featured in the Surf cult
move “Endless Summer”. Playa Negra is a small town with a handful of boutique hotels, surfer
cabinas and single family homes. Playa Negra has a dark sand beach, rocky in some areas, and
ideal for surfing.

Playa Avellanas

Playa Avellanas located just south of Tamarindo and north of Playa Negra, is a beautiful
light sand beach. The area has no village and no shops, but is a famous spot for surfing and
consistent waves all year long.

The focal point of Avellanas, is Lola’s Bar. Lola’s bar is one of
the nicest beach lounges in Costa Rica. It offers stylish and comfortable beach furniture with a
front row view to the surf, and their pizza is famous. The bar was named after the capricious diva
of Avellanas: Lola, the mischivious, big pig who used to bathe in the surf of Avellanas.

I hope you enjoy Costa Rica as much as I do! The beaches of northwest Guanacaste await you.
Until then, Pura Vida from Paradise.


Living in Costa Rica Video. The region from Playa Avellanas to Playas del Coco in Guanacaste.


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Originally from the U.S, Rebecca Clower is a Dual citizen of the USA and Costa Rica and has resided full time in the country since 2006. Rebecca has been involved with professional real estate since 2001 as a Realtor and Real Estate investor in Florida and moved to Costa Rica in 2006. Rebecca covers the area of Playa Tamarindo north to Playa Potrero and focuses on the clients needs first!

One thought on “Living in Costa Rica Video. The region from Playa Avellanas to Playas del Coco in Guanacaste.

  • aprilFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    could you please help me look for a home in guanacaste? we would like a fruit farm or plant our own. with no less than 10 acers. in a secluded place near or in the mountains. as far from town as you can get. with a house of some kind would be great. thank you for any help you can give.


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