Playa Danta

Planning a trip to Guanacaste? Looking for an amazing beach? In this post learn about two gems you won’t want to miss – Playa Danta and Las Catalinas in Guanacaste.

Amazing Beach

First up is Playa Danta – a long, beautiful white-sand beach that’s perfect for all kinds of water sports. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, or even head out to a small dock located a couple of hundred meters offshore. There, you can explore the nearby cove and rock formations, and take in the amazing views. And when you’re ready to take a break from the sun, you’ll find plenty of shady spots to rest. There are some fantastic restaurants and bars right on the beach. You can grab a bite to eat or sip on a refreshing drink.

If you're heading out for an adventure, you're going to need some cold watch and snacks. Pick up a backpack cooler, which has ample room for what you'll need while you enjoy the beach. There is an added benefit of freeing up your hands to carry the fun stuff!

Las Catalinas

But that’s not all – behind Playa Danta, you’ll find the charming town of Las Catalinas. The cobblestone streets give the place a European feel. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. If you’re into adventures, check out the hiking and mountain biking trails that go all around the town. See incredible views of the ocean while exploring the trails of various difficulty.
Within Las Catalinas you’ll find a couple shops which rent beach and bike equipment. You can rent a kayak and complete a circuit around nearby Isla Danta. The mountain bike rentals are in the same complex as well.
Las Catalinas has a a community center where you can participate in different events and workshops throughout the year. Whether you want to learn how to cook Costa Rican food, practice your Spanish, or just hang out and meet new people, there’s something for everyone.
paddleboard and swimming
Check out the cool platform you can paddle out to!

Add It To Your Itenerary

Playa Danta is one of Costa Rica’s top beaches. Being so close to the Liberia International Airport is a huge plus. With Las Catalinas to explore, this is a great place to spend a couple days on your vacation.

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