Costa Rica has over 300 beaches on 1,300 km of Pacific and Caribbean coastline and browsing these photos is a great way to get a feel for which ones are deserted or developed. You can choose from playas with black, white, golden, crushed shell, tan or generic gray sand with big waves or small and coconut palms, condos or rainforest in the background.
|San Miguel Beach Photos - One of Costa Rica's more isolated beaches Playa San Miguel combines with Playa Coyote to form a beautifully undiscovered 8km long stretch of sand between Puntas Bejuco and Coyote on the south facing arc of the Nicoya Peninsula. The roads in are not paved. In the rainy season 4WD is strongly recommended but the effort it takes to get there is rewarded with the experience of a lifetime.|
|Nosara Photos - The beaches at Nosara include Garza, Guiones, Pelada and Nosara. The namesake of the region, Playa Nosara, is part of the Ostionaly National Wildlife Refuge and rarely seen by most visitors except as a strip of sand in the distance across the estuary at Boca Nosara. Most of the restaurants, bars, surf shops, hotels and beach houses are clustered on Playas Guiones and Pelada and Garza is still mostly a fishing port.|
|Secret Beach Photos - Okay, so when it comes right down to it there really are no secret destinations left in the world thanks to high resolution satellite imagery. That said, there are some beaches in Costa Rica where there's still a reasonable chance that if you make the effort to get there you'll have it to yourself and many others where there's not much more than a surf shack or small restaurant or two.|