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Discover the Top 5 Beach Destinations Explored on Guanacaste Boat Excursions

Costa Rica is renowned for the natural beauties that commonly attract visitors from all over the world to visit and enjoy. 

In addition to the well-known attractions, you can discover true treasures hidden in the depths of the forest and, most notably, along the coastline.

Numerous pristine beach destinations in this tropical paradise are beyond the reach of conventional land vehicles and are accessible only by boat. At Captain Zodiac Tours, we invite you to join us on an adventure along the Gulf of Papagayo, where we’ll reveal the secrets of these enchanting shores.

If you’re a passionate beach enthusiast and a fearless ocean adventurer, be sure to learn more about these destinations in our upcoming blog post! Join us as we uncover the top 5 beach destinations you’ll encounter on our unforgettable boat tours:

a small island in the middle of a body of water

Playa Nacazcolito: 

This crystal-clear beach is a mystery waiting to be revealed and it’s off-the-beaten-path. Here, tranquility reigns supreme, with only rhythmic caress of gentle waves against the shore breaking the silence. Yet, what truly sets this place apart is the captivating possibility of encountering its resident wildlife, such as white-faced monkeys or coatis; since the place is not visited often by other predators. These wildlife encounters will surely be a memory to cherish and share with family and friends back home. 

A word of caution: While these encounters are magical, it’s important not to feed the animals. Doing so can lead to dependency on humans for sustenance and may even provoke aggression when not fed. Respect for the wildlife ensures their continued well-being and the preservation of this extraordinary ecosystem.

a sandy beach next to a body of water

Playa Penca, Punta Caquice: 

Penca truly adopts the word “paradise”, weaving enchantment and tranquility. Words alone cannot capture its full essence. With only 300 M long, this petite shoreline has beautiful white sands, serene turquoise waters, and is surrounded by regal mountains that gives it an exotic charm. Here, you can enjoy activities such as swimming and snorkeling or you can simply bask beneath the sheltering branches of embracing trees and relax. 

a sandy beach next to a body of water

Playa Huevos: 

Translated to “Eggs Beach”, its name is derived from two possible theories:
One refers that the rocks surrounding the beach take on the shape of eggs. And the other one, it’s related to the nesting of sea turtles. 

This beach features a unique cave that leads to the opposite side of the land, revealing another shoreline. Additionally, there is a lookout point just a short climb up the hill. One quick warning is: Keep an eye on the waves, since they can be dangerous when crossing the cave. 

a small boat in a body of water

Playa Jicaro

This beach is another hidden gem that many tourists have yet to discover. Our Captain Zodiac Beach Hopping tour promises to introduce you to this idyllic haven. The journey across the open waters itself is a breathtaking experience, and as you set eyes on its pristine white sands and translucent waters, you’ll understand that the tour has truly bestowed its value. This beach is also only accessible by boat, therefore, the affluence of visitors is usually low, so you can sunbathe peacefully. 

a small island in the middle of a body of water

 Playa Guacamayita:

Last but not least, we have Playa Guacamayita. This beach is a haven for those seeking solitude. Surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush vegetation, it’s a peaceful retreat where you can connect with nature and if you’re lucky, you might even spot some wildlife on the trees or colorful marine life beneath the surface. So, bring your camera to capture the stunning flora and fauna that make this beach a nature lover’s delight.

At Captain Zodiac, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional boat excursions that allow you to experience the beauty of Guanacaste’s beaches up close.

Whether you’re an adventurer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation, our tours offer something for everyone. Join us on a voyage to these remarkable destinations and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Book your Captain Zodiac boat tour today and embark on a journey to discover Guanacaste’s top 5 beach destinations. Your Costa Rican beach adventure awaits!