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pacific coast

pacific coast costa rica

The Pacific Ocean forms the western edge of Costa Rica, with its wild beaches, wonderful nature reserves, charming hotels and legendary surfing. 

We are concentrating on the north western portion of the Pacific coast, specifically on the Nicoya Peninsula and Guanacaste Province.
Nicoya Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s most secluded gems. Rugged mountains give way to the stunning blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and some of the most magnificent and wild beaches.  Apart from surfing and wildlife adventures, activities here include scuba diving, sport fishing, sea kayaking and boating.
 
The peninsula is home to a variety of eco-systems and flora and fauna including monkeys, sloths, marine turtles, parrots, countless species of birds, iguanas, dolphins, marlin and manta rays.
 
The Guanacaste Province is located to the northwest of Costa Rica on the Pacific coast and is named after the guanacaste tree, the national tree of Costa Rica. It includes several National Parks, as well as fantastic beaches.

You may also be interested in other regions in Costa Rica...

Our travel specialists can tailor-make the ideal itinerary for you.  Please don't hesitate to contact us on 020 8968 0501 to discuss your dates and requirements.

 

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Weather & Seasons

Despite its small size, Costa Rica has a number of distinct microclimates.  The north Pacific coast experiences a dry season from December to April, when there is plenty of sun and temperatures are high, and a rainy season from May to November. However, this is not a hard-and-fast rule for all regions: for example, the rainy season starts a month earlier in the south Pacific, while the northern areas, including the Guanacaste coast, are not as affected by the seasons and are generally much drier.  

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  15 hours
  • Currency:  Colón. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs using a UK credit or debit card. There's at least one in most main towns. You may have to authorise your bank first, and withdrawals may be limited to amounts lower than in the UK. US dollars cash can be exchanged in banks too. US dollars themselves are widely accepted.
  • Language:  Spanish
  • Visa requirements:  No requirement if your stay is less than 3 months as a British citizen
  • Time difference:  GMT -5 hours
punta islita

punta islita


pacific coast, costa rica    room per night from £225

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the wild west coast of Costa Rica, Punta Islita is a laid back boutique hotel, stunningly situated amid tropical gardens on a hilltop above its own private volcanic beach.

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latitude 10

latitude 10


pacific coast, costa rica    casita per night from £250

Unique, idyllic tropical beach retreat with just 5 casitas and excellent eco-credentials set back from the Pacific Ocean on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula surrounded by jungle, nature, unspoilt wild beaches and superb surf.

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harmony hotel

harmony hotel


pacific coast, costa rica    room per night from £285

A laid-back beach, yoga and surf resort near Nosara, located on one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica.

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flor blanca

flor blanca


pacific coast, costa rica    villa per night from £330

Flor Blanca is a secluded hideaway on Costa Rica's beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, combining the comforts of a fine resort with adventure, spa and surf.

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andaz peninsula papagayo

andaz peninsula papagayo


pacific coast, costa rica    room per night from £450

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is a fabulous beach resort on Costa Rica's beautiful Papagayo Peninsula overlooking the Pacific and surrounded by tropical forest. With extensive facilities and services, this is a great choice for both couples and families.

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four seasons papagayo

four seasons papagayo


pacific coast, costa rica    room per night from £460

The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula is a luxury resort with exceptional facilities and services, located on a beautiful private peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Papagayo gulf to the other - both with beautiful sandy beaches.

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