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Get to know the 13 beach towns in Costa Rica and the amazing spots that surround them. All of this in the unique eBook made by locals

There are 13 beach towns in Costa Rica, each of them with it’s own essence and personality. Until today, nobody had dared to explore, compare and write about each destination to offer the traveler a real vision. This content allows you to choose the place that most closely resembles the experience you want to have in our country.

Costa Rica is a country full of diversity, natural experiences and magical beaches. For instance, visiting Santa Teresa is a quite different experience than exploring Puerto Viejo. The sensations, the architecture, the culinary culture and even the landscape vary a lot from one place to another.

The good news is that Costa Rica is small, which will make it easy for you to explore many places in a short time. This Beach Towns eBook made by locals allows you to discover the best and most unique spots that surround each area.

Beach Towns in Costa Rica.

Discover: El Coco, Tamarindo, Las Catalinas, Sámara, Nosara, Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Dominical, Uvita, Manuel Antonio, Jacó, El Puerto and Puerto Viejo.

Visit Costa Rica and really explore it. Do not leave with the bittersweet feeling that comes when you see on instagram photos of dozens of beaches that you didn’t get to visit… because nobody told you they existed.

Choose the right beach town, the one that really represents who you are, the one that most resembles what you expect from your experience in Costa Rica. In this travel guide made by locals we will help you go to the places that are worth it.

Pages: 319 pages of content (includes maps and photo galleries).

Regular price: $15.99

Sale: $9.99 + taxes

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In addition, when you buy the Beach Towns eBook you will receive our WildLife map for free. You will know the dates and destinations where you can see the main species that inhabit Costa Rica. Sloths, tapirs and monkeys? Learn when and where to see them and enjoy the enormous biodiversity that Costa Rica offers.

How will this travel guide help you?

-You will know more than 60 different beaches. Explore the spots that surround each area. This guide will allow you to discover not only beach towns but also the natural beauties that surround them. By driving for only 10 to 15 minutes you can discover a different and incredibly beautiful beach.

-Travel calm and safely. You will find a map with the Google Maps location of every beach town, and every unspoiled beach. Explore all of the destinations we recommend without getting lost.

-We suggest two types of hotels: 1. Those who received an excellent rating from visitors in each area. 2. Those who have an excellent rating … but also are affordable.

-In this guide you can find a clear view of road conditions, weather, basic services and idiosyncrasy of each place. Read, compare and choose the town that resembles the most to what you are looking for.

-Photo gallery of each town and each beach. Two types of image: aerial and terrestrial. No photoshop in excess, so you can discover Costa Rica as it is.

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Beach Towns

Montezuma beach town. Photo: GOPlaya.cr

Were you recommended to visit a beach town and want to know more about it? Or maybe you already decided where to go and now you are looking forward to get the best out of this travel experience? GOPlaya classified it’s travel guide so you can get individually the beach town of your preference.


El Coco

Las Catalinas



Santa Teresa




Manuel Antonio


El Puerto

Puerto Viejo


“I love the authenticity of the information that gets published, the writing is so genuine and Costa Rican. It makes me feel that I’m really transported to every beach. Excellent beach explorer!”

Estefany Rodríguez

“Very well researched. I’ve been able to discover an incredible amount of beaches that I had no idea they existed and most of them are not in the regular map. All the information here is so useful and accurate; with excellent recommendations about beaches and it’s way of choosing where to go, and what to explore at every place. I love it!, I definitely recommend it!”

Hazel Brenes A.

“The best beach explorer of Costa Rica”

Stephanie Mora Alvarado


Lonely Planet: “Locals create website to find Costa Rica’s best beaches”

Read article: https://bit.ly/2JduQBW

Tico Times: “Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica”

Read article: https://bit.ly/2XnERGv

La Nación newspaper: “Costa Rica’s beaches website wins international tourism prize”

Read article:  https://bit.ly/2NrdLcU


Teletica: “New website will allow you to know in detail 200 beaches of the country”  

Leer publicación: https://bit.ly/322Ut0K

Who we are

GOPlaya.cr is the only beach search engine in Costa Rica. Its founders, José Pablo Alfaro and Carlos Alpízar, are two local travelers who toured the entire country to generate the GOPlaya database for more than 230 beaches.

This allowed them to create unique content about the most incredible and hidden destinations, by adding the journalistic rigor that the tourist demands.

In 2017, GOPlaya was granted the International Open Passport Award in the “Originality” category and recently teamed up with Adobe Rent a Car to offer three e-books with exclusive content; Virgin Beaches; Beach Towns; Q&A about Tourist Safety.