I’ve recommended visiting the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste, if you are wondering about places to visit in Costa Rica. Any Costa Rica surfing trip should include the Peninsula and its beautiful beaches, and for a Costa Rica family tour, there are many places that your family will enjoy. I’ve been to many of those places, like Nosara, Azul Beach, Guiones, Samara, etc. The southern end of the Peninsula, where great surfing action awaits, has many special, remote places.
Some of the most amazing beaches in Guanacaste are located in the Nicoya Peninsula. Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Montezuma, Cabuya, and Cabo Blanco, just to name a few. My most recent destination was Coyote beach, a hidden, almost secret beach that you will barely see in the maps.
Coyote sits between Samara and Manzanillo Beach, and most of its isolation is due to the almost inexistent roads, suited only for 4×4 cars, and impossible to pass on rainy season. That makes also for part of its charm, since it’s a quiet, lonely beach, with amazing views and spectacular sunsets. A river forms a estuary on the north side, with a mangrove swamp in there.
The southern end of the beach, near Punta Coyote, is a good spot for surfing, with good swells and winds. The rest of the beach has low tides, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Horseback riding and biking are two popular activities in Coyote. The beach is surrounded by deep vegetation, where different species of animals can be seen, and perfect for your Costa Rica birding tour.
At Coyote Beach you will find a seafood restaurant and there are camping services. People usually camps out when staying at Coyote, and there are no Costa Rica hotels in here. There’s a village 4 miles from the beach, called San Francisco de Coyote, where you will find accommodation and a few services.
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