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Postcards from Guanacaste: The province’s beautiful beaches

October 23, 2019

If you love the ocean, Guanacaste’s beaches are hard to beat.

There’s Tamarindo, the tourist town popular with beginner surfers, and Playa Avellanas for gnarlier waves. There’s the expansive Playa Conchal — with seashells instead of sand — and tranquil Playa Penca.

Some of our staff recently enjoyed a beach weekend in Guanacaste. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the trip:

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean from Brasilito Beach
Sunset over the Pacific Ocean from Brasilito Beach Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Beach-goers walk along the quiet cost of Play Flamingo in the morning
Beach-goers walk along the quiet cost of Play Flamingo in the morning Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
The sun setting over Playa Flamingo
The sun setting over Playa Flamingo Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Overlooking Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. Alejandro Zúñiga / The Tico Times
A view of Playa Flamingo from Playa Potrero
A view of Playa Flamingo from Playa Potrero Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
A view of Playa Flamingo from Playa Potrero
A view of Playa Flamingo from Playa Potrero Nate Doughty / The Tico Times
Playa Conchal in Guanacaste
Playa Conchal disappears into the clouds during a heavy rainstorm. Alejandro Zúñiga / The Tico Times
The shores of Playa Flamingo
The shores of Playa Flamingo Nate Doughty / The Tico Times

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