A vacation in Costa Rica is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, and a vacation in Costa Rica’s Playa Grande is even better. Playa Grande is one Costa Rica’s most beautiful and unique beaches. Located in the Guanacaste Province, on the Nicoya Peninsula, this area is home to some of Costa Rica’s most pristine and idyllic beaches, and also to some of the best surfing spots in all of Costa Rica. Vacation rental condos Playa Grande are available, but it is a small community as it is located within the Marino Las Baulas National Park. When you stay in a vacation rental condo in Playa Grande you are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Playa Grande is one of the most important beaches for nesting Leatherback sea turtles, and seeing these majestic creatures is one of the main attractions of Playa Grande. Because this area is so important for Leatherback sea turtles, construction of vacation rental condos is set back from the beach so as not to disturb this area. At night, no one is allowed on the beach unless with a park guide and lights must be positioned so as not to disturb the turtles. This gives Playa Grande a very unique feel as the vacation rental condos are designed to work with the overall ecosystem, unlike other beaches in Costa Rica. It’s not just the Leatherback sea turtles that call Playa Grande home though. Marino Las Baulas is home a whole variety of plants and animals and by staying in vacation rental condos Playa Grande you have the chance to see and encounter a great number of these plants and animals.
Many people who visit Playa Grande explore the Marino Las Baulas National Park which is made up of 1,100 acres of swampy mangroves, and 54,000 acres of inland forest. This park is home to over 100 different species of birds, making it a bird watchers heaven. Kayak trips through the mangroves are a great way to explore the area without making too much noise so you can glimpse animals in their natural habitat. The Matapalo River, which separates Playa Grande from the neighboring town of Tamarindo can also be explored by kayak and lucky visitors may see crocodiles sunbathing on the river banks.
Surfing is another main attraction that you probably will partake in during your stay in vacation rental condos Playa Grande. Playa Grande is home to some of the best surf spots in all of Costa Rica and beginners and advanced surfers alike flock to these shores for the perfect waves. If you’ve never surfed before, lessons are available from the few surf shops in Playa Grande like Frijoles Locos. Surfers and nature lovers are the main visitors to Playa Grande, as there is not much else to do here but experience the beauty of the area, and catch some waves. If you do feel the need to hit the town one night, Tamarindo is just across the Matapalo River and has some great bars and restaurants. Staying in a vacation rental condo in Playa Grande is an excellent way to experience the real, natural beauty of Costa Rica. Please contact us with any questions about finding vacation rental condos Playa Grande.