Playa Bonita

Are you planning to take a break from your hectic schedule and looking for a peaceful and secluded spot to rejuvenate yourself? If yes, then you must visit Playa Bonita in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Playa Bonita is a beautiful beach located near the Occidental Papagayo Adults Only Resort. In this article, we will take you on a virtual tour of Playa Bonita, its unique features, and why it is a must-visit destination.

Introducing Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. The beach is known for its tranquil and serene atmosphere, crystal-clear water, and white sandy beaches. Playa Bonita is also surrounded by lush greenery, which makes it a perfect destination for nature lovers. We had the opportunity to see a howler monkey climbing a tree while exploring this beach.

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!

How To Reach The Beach

The easiest way to reach Playa Bonita by car along route 159. This road connect Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa. You’ll take a north turn towards the Occidental Papagayo Adults Only Resort along Route 255. The beach is just a 1 minute drive from the resort.
Alternatively, you can drive the scenic route which will afford you a stellar view of Playa Panama and the Culebra Bay. You’ll be able to see across the Bay to the Four Seasons Resort from the lookout. This road is closer to Playa Hermosa, just before the Condovac Resort.

Either way, when you arrive at the end of the road you’ll find a guard station for a new development. Park there and you’ll see a fenced path down towards the beach. See the YouTube video for details on this location.
entrance to playa bonita
Look for this break in the fence circled in white.

Things to do at Playa Bonita

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

The crystal-clear water of Playa Bonita offers a great opportunity for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach is home to a variety of marine life, including colorful fish, rays and other unique creatures.

Sunbathing and Relaxing

If you are not in the mood for adventure, then you can simply relax on the beach and soak in the sun. Playa Bonita is not very crowded, which makes it a perfect spot for a peaceful and relaxing day.

Where To Stay Near Playa Bonita

If you are planning to stay near Playa Bonita, then there are many accomidation options nearby. The closest option is the Occidental Papagayo Adults Only Resort. The resort is located just a few minutes away from the beach and offers luxurious accommodation, excellent dining options, and a range of recreational activities.

For a very unique and beachfront hotel, check out El Velero in Playa Hermosa. This little hotel is great for staying close to amazing beaches in Guanacaste like Playa Bonita.

white sand beach in costa rica
Secluded as can be - Playa Bonita in the morning.

Budget Friendly Travel In Costa Rica

Travelling in Costa Rica can be expensive, but there are ways to explore this beautiful country on a budget.

When it comes to visiting Playa Bonita, the good news is that it is free to visit. You don’t have to pay any entrance fee to access the beach, which makes it a great option for those on a budget. Additionally, you can bring your own food and drinks to the beach, which will save you money on dining.

Overall, Playa Bonita is a great option for those looking for a beautiful and peaceful beach destination without breaking the bank.

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