The best beaches in Guanacaste for family adventures are ones that offer something unique to see or do. While all the beaches of Costa Rica’s Gold Coast are beautiful in their own right, some are more fun for families out looking for an adventure.
Possibly the most beautiful white sand beach in Costa Rica, Playa Flamingo is a must-see on any Guanacaste beach tour. Playa Flamingo is a tourism hot spot which makes a great place to grab lunch because it has a selection of restaurants.
Renown for its shell-filled sand, Playa Conchal is not the easiest beach to get to. Access is limited by the all-inclusive Westin Conchal, but adventurers who come in by ATV or Monkey Buggy can come through neighboring Playa Brasilito, which has a public entrance.
Playa Prieta, Playa Danta, and Sugar Beach make up a quieter chain of beaches. These are some of the best beaches in Guanacaste for family adventures because they are less accessible and therefore far less frequented by tourists. Las Catalinas has some of our favorite spots for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the shade.
Playa Penca is another excellent beach for snorkeling. Located near Playa Flamingo but hidden away from most tourist traffic, Playa Penca offers bright blue waters and pristine sand that make it one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
The Truth About the Best Beaches in Guanacaste
Here in the tropics, the seasons can dramatically change the landscape. A beach that has fantastic features during the dry season might be a dud during the dry season, and vice versa.
At Monkey Buggy, we stay flexible with our beach tours. Our guides are always out exploring so they know which beach is best for different activities such as snorkeling or a picnic.