Situated at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in a small remote fishing village, Playa Montezuma is renowned for its sandy beach and tropical surroundings including waterfalls, rivers, and islands. It is highly recommended that you visit the waterfalls that are over 50 feet high. They are a famous tourist attraction and a lot of people love to jump the falls. Although the small town has become a famous hotspot for young tourists, the beach is almost deserted and offers isolated areas to relax in privacy as well as secret surf spots. All in all, Playa Montezuma is a carefree place with a mellow vibe.
Created in 1990 to protect the rock and coral reefs around the Isla Ballena, the Marino Ballena National Park is an important island for green iguanas, basilisk lizards, and seabird nesting colonies. From December to March, you can also see humpback whales here. Furthermore, bottlenose dolphins can be spotted along the coast as well. All in all, Playa Bahia Ballena is one of the best places to visit for the budget tourist offering a variety of things to do besides sunbathing – such as horseback riding, kayaking, or surfing.
With its pristine clear blue waters and stunning white sand, Playa Flamingo is the ideal beach to go to. It offers its visitors some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world. Swordfish, Snapper, Marlin, and Tuna can all be found off the coast throughout the year. Playa Flamingo also offers lots of water sport activities, parks, and golf courses.
In a nutshell, whatever beach you choose, you will be amazed by its natural beauty as well as the relaxing feeling you get when there. Costa Rica is truly an amazing place to see and visit again and again.