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: