The North Pacific Coast region with its pristine beaches and azure waters is a slice of tropical paradise. Also known as the Gold Coast, this picturesque region extends from the Nicoya Peninsula right up to Papagayo Bay. With the least amount of rainfall in the country, the sunny climate here is a magnet for tourists. Active volcanoes tucked within sprawling national parks that are home to endemic species of flora and fauna promise outdoor adventures in plenty. One such example is the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, with its magnificent hot springs and bubbling mud pots, pristine waterfalls, and an active volcanic crater. While the warm waters are home to a variety of marine life including coral reefs and humpback whales, the long coastline offers opportunities for an adrenaline rush with snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking. Cultural traditions, vibrant local festivals, and quaint laidback towns with meandering dirt roads complete the picture of an ideal holiday destination!
Lively Beach Towns
Swimming & Water Sports
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Bahía del Sol, standing right on Potrero Beach along the Pacific coastline, offers you a pleasant and comfortable stay. Walk into a boutique hotel nestled amid landscaped, tropical gardens and fronted by a lovely, white sandy beach.
Bosque del Mar, standing on the beautiful beach of Playa Hermosa, offers you a pleasant and comfortable stay by the Pacific coastline. This boutique beachfront hotel is surrounded by native tropical forests.
Capitan Suizo, the lovely beach hotel on Playa Tamarindo, offers you a wonderful and relaxing stay by Tamarindo Bay. The sustainable property is designed to integrate the rich flora and fauna of this corner of the Pacific coastline.