Beach on Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Pacific Coast


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

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.

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Useful information

Flight times

Flying time from London:  15 hours


Costa Rican colón. US dollars are widely accepted.

Time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visa requirements

No requirement if your stay is less than 3 months as a British citizen


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.

When to travel

Where to stay

villa ilan 3 bedrooms at punta islita hotel costa rica

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...

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pool at night at latitude 10 costa rica

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...

Sharing from: £498
pool at harmony hotel costa rica

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

Sharing from: £760
pool and palapa at flor blanca resort costa rica

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....

Sharing from: £534
pool at andaz peninsula papagayo hotel costa rica

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...

Sharing from: £650
miramar suite with three bedrooms at four seasons paypagayo resort costa ricca at four seasons paypagayo resort costa ricca

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...

Sharing from: £1093

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