The Beaches of Costa Rica’s “Gold Coast”

Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, also known as the Gold Coast, is a tourist and expat favorite. It’s no wonder. It’s the sunniest region of the country. And visitors and residents alike have a variety of communities to choose from: busy resort towns, expat enclaves, deserted beaches, laid-back seaside villages, and more. Life is about surfing, fishing, shopping at charming farmers’ markets (and buying fresh off the boat seafood), and lazing away the day on the sand. There are dozens of beaches here but check out five that have become expat favorites.

Potrero is a traditional Costa Rican village with a small but active population of expats who enjoy live music and fun in the sun at beach clubs like this one.Playa Langosta is a residential area where the trees line the sand, offering plenty of shade. And the surf crashing against the rocks provides a dramatic backdrop.Beach bars and restaurants line the sand of Tamarindo, a surfing and sport fishing haven that also offers plenty off-the-beach fun like shopping, wildlife watching, and more.Playa Avellanas offers a rural beach existence. It’s out of the way, accessible by a washboard dirt road, and a favorite of surfers. But you can watch the waves from Lola’s, a local favorite known for great seafood. Try the ceviche—$6 for a big bowl.Playa Flamingo is a purpose-built resort with plenty of homes and condos with a view of the ocean…and within a quick walk of the water.
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Playa Avellanas offers a rural beach existence. It’s out of the way, accessible by a washboard dirt road, and a favorite of surfers. But you can watch the waves from Lola’s, a local favorite known for great seafood. Try the ceviche—$6 for a big bowl.

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