Beaches

The Best Costa Rica Beaches Are In Osa!

The beaches near Las Villas de San Buenas, and within Costa Rica’s Osa region, are some of the country’s most enjoyable and beautiful. Las Villas De San Buenas is within 20 minutes of five wonderful beaches including the world famous Ballena National Park in Uvita. Costa Rica beaches offer a variety of options depending on the activity you are looking for – even if it is to simply sit back and rest and enjoy the sites, sounds and sun of Costa Rica.

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Playa Ventanas

Costa Rica beaches Playa Ventanas Osa Costa Rica

Playa Ventanas is an amazing and absolutely gorgeous beach. “Ventanas” means windows in Spanish and when you arrive at the beach you will see where the name comes from as there are two large caves that cut through the nearby mountain. Playa Ventanas has the areas best swimming beach with small waves and warm water. It is a great beach for families, sea kayaking, swimming and relaxing. There are two species of monkeys that can sometimes be seen in the nearby hills above Playa Ventanas. Photos Videos

Playa Pinuela

Costa Rica beaches Playa Pinuelas Costa Rica

During high-tide listen to the rocks rolling back into the ocean at Playa Pinuela. See/hear Playa Pinuelas at both low tide and high tide

Ballena National Park/Playa Uvita

Ballena National Park Uvita Costa Rica

World famous “Whale’s Tail” formation at Ballena National Park (Ballena means ‘whale’ in Spanish) in Uvita

Playa Tortuga

Playa Tortuga Costa Rica

The entrance to Playa Tortuga is located approximately 200 meters south of the Ojochal entrance on the Costanera Highway. As the name indicates tortuga = turtle in English. During low tide the beach is huge with plenty of area to walk or run down the beach. Playa Tortuga is home to one of the areas largest turtle research and rescue centers. During certain times of the year volunteers protect the turtle eggs to try and ensure a healthy generation of turtles survives.

Playa Dominical

If you enjoy surfing (or want to learn) we are only 35 minutes from Playa Dominical. Playa Dominical is one of the premier surfing locations in all of Costa Rica.

Playa Dominical Surfing