Playa Grande, also known as Salinas, is a beach community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Playa Grande is internationally popular as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being part of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, a nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the leatherback turtle.
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The beach of Playa Grandey is quite wide and relatively uncrowded, which makes it a good place to stay with a small group or family. If you spend the day surfing, it is not really a place for beginners, the waves are almost always there, and they are consistent! During your lunch break, you can find some chiringuitos not far from the beach, as well as the famous Costa Rican Pinto-Gallo.
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3 km (1.7 miles) away from Playa Grande
Tamarindo is a district of the Santa Cruz canton, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, located on the Nicoya Peninsula. The town of Tamarindo is the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste. Main attractions in the area are surfing and eco-tourism.
17 km (10.6 miles) away from Playa Grande
Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica located in the northwestern region of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Alajuela Province to the east, and Puntarenas Province to the southeast. It is the most sparsely populated of all the provinces of Costa Rica. The province covers an area of 10,141 km² and as of 2010, had a population of 354,154. Guanacaste's capital is Liberia. Other important cities include Cañas and Nicoya.
33 km (20.6 miles) away from Playa Grande
Carrillo is a canton in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The head city is in Filadelfia district.
44 km (27.1 miles) away from Playa Grande
Nosara is a district of the Nicoya canton, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.
45 km (27.9 miles) away from Playa Grande
The Gulf of Papagayo is a large body of water off Guanacaste province and the northwestern coast of Costa Rica. The Gulf and its coastline are part of a major tourism project by Costa Rica's government.