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Best Beach in Costa Rica

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Best Beach in Costa Rica

Where would everyone recommend is the top beaches in Costa Rica? Looking at going in December. Would like white soft sand beaches, the fewer the people the better, white blueish green water, no sea shells on beach, quiet, and secluded.

Any and all suggestions would be great.

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If you are coming in early December you will have many beaches to yourself but during the holidays the crowds pick up but still nothing many other beaches in the world would call crowded. I live just above Playa Dominicalito and often times run on the beach as late as 9am and might see one or two other sets of footprints (and usually one of them are a dogs). And that is on the weekends. Our beaches are not white but as you travel up and down the coast in our area they each have their own characteristic ranging from rocky outcroppings, long stretches of sand and even some with caves that go into the surf. The Whales Tail at Ballena National Marine Park just south of us is one of he longest perpendicular sandbars in the world and a great place for photos. I am sure you are going to get a lot of beaches to choose from but few will be snow white, you can find those around Destin, FL.

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2. Re: Best Beach in Costa Rica

What you are describing is the Caribbean island look of sand and water. If you can get past that look, Costa Rica has so much adventure to offer and some many opportunities to learn about new things. You will be amazed.

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I have to agree with Snorkelboy11 here.

There are few beaches in Costa Rica like the ones you describe. The beaches are mostly of volcanic origin and so you will find a few white sand beaches but mostly light tan to tan to gray to black. Sometimes the color of the sand changes as you walk along. You will find many areas where trees grow very near the water.

This might give you some ideas: anywherecostarica.com/destinations/…beach

While Costa Rica has literally hundreds of beaches, it is mostly about nature: waterfalls, volcanoes, rainforests, cloud forests, hot springs, mud pots, etc. There's also a lot going on in beach locations - monkeys especially.

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