Pic of the Day: Finding a ‘hidden’ beach in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s maritime zone law (ZMT) stipulates that land less than 200 meters from the sea is part of the country’s national heritage and belongs to the state, so virtually every beach in Costa Rica is open to the public.
That leads to situations like what you’ll find at Playa Mantas and Playa Blanca, two neighboring beaches located near Herradura on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.
Playa Blanca is a beautiful, white-sand beach with clear water and is frequented by scarlet macaws. But the road leading to Playa Blanca is private and is accessible only to Punta Leona Hotel guests.
But if you’re on a budget, you can enjoy it just as easily by driving to Playa Mantas via the public road and walking across the beach to Playa Blanca. This involves a little more effort — you’ll have to climb over a rocky embankment with the help of a rope — but will make you feel as if you’ve discovered a little slice of paradise.
You may be interested
Reminder: How to enter for an all-expenses-paid vacation to Costa RicaAlejandro Zúñiga - January 19, 2021
Costa Rica is offering all-expenses-paid vacations for U.S. and Canadian residents who found life’s essentials during what has been a…
Costa Rica closes 2020 with large fiscal deficit, though better than expectedAFP - January 19, 2021
Costa Rica closed 2020 with a fiscal deficit of 8.3% of GDP, the highest in recent decades although lower than…
U.S. Embassy issues Health Alert related to travel Covid testingThe Tico Times - January 19, 2021
The United States Embassy in Costa Rica issued a Health Alert regarding the new coronavirus test policy for air travelers…