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Crystal blue ocean in Central America??

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Crystal blue ocean in Central America??

I will first admit that I know nothing about Costa Rica and have done litle research so far. My husband and I are considering traveling to Costa Rica or somewhere else in Central America in December for our one year anniversary.

Can someone please tell me if the ocean/sea is crystal clear and blue here? I'm having a hard time telling by some people's pictures that are posted on the sites.

FYI - We traveled to Thailand for our honeymoon and were thrilled with the beaches of Phuket. We would like to visit Central America and would like to find the best place for white beaches and crystal clear water with a nice intimate resort. I thank you all for your opinions.

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1. Re: Crystal blue ocean in Central America??

Costa Rica offers diferent beautifull clear waterand white sand beaches. For a good exclusive resort with a excellent beach look at Cala Luna Hotel in Langosta Beach. Excellent hotel and beautifull beach. NATUREGUIDE

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2. Re: Crystal blue ocean in Central America??

Playa Punta Uva, Caribbean Costa Rica:


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3. Re: Crystal blue ocean in Central America??

If you are expecting turquois blue water like in Thailand or the Caribean than you might be disappointed. There are pretty beaches but not quite that blue. The great thing about visiting Costa Rica is that there are rain forests, cloud forests, lots of wildlife, volcanoes, etc. Manuel Antonio National Park for instance has pretty beaches with blue water (not as turpouis blue as say Thailand or the Caribean) that has rain forests right up to the beach. Four species of monkeys, sloths and other animals can all be viewed right in the same area. The Osa penninsula is really jungley right next the the beach. They even still have jaguars in this region.

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