Playa Blanca, Costa Rica

Practice snorkel and surf in one of the most beautiful and tourist beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Blanca Beach

Playa Blanca, Costa Rica
Playa Blanca
© jaan

Playa Blanca is located on the left part of Punta Leona, in the Garabito canton, in Puntarenas, being neighbor of Mantas Beach, located on its right side. Both beaches are relevant because they have the Ecological Blue Flag status thanks to their cleanliness, good condition and belonging to the Punta Leona Tourist Resort.

Playa Blanca, Garabito
Playa Blanca, Garabito
© Geoff Sowrey

This marvelous beach of white sand is 500 m long, so you can easily walk from one side to the other. Besides, its scenic beauty has appeared in many national and international TV advertisements and it has even been chosen as the setting for some movies.

Blanca Beach has an spectacular landscape, not only because of its warm and crystalline waters, but also due to the many hills that accompany it, where the strength of the sea enters through pits surrounded by abundant vegetation.

One of the best known tourist attractions of the place is the coral reef in the center of the beach; thanks to its clear waters, you can enjoy the marine biodiversity and practice many water activities such as snorkeling. Besides, this reef provokes the formation of waves during low tide, attracting surfers of beginner and intermediate level.

Nevertheless, the entry to this beach is slightly limited. Free access is only located in a street that goes into the contiguous Mantas Beach, so that to access Blanca Beach, you have to cross this beach in the first place and then cross Punta Leona, which is a little difficult during high tide.

This beach has another much easier access, but it is not free. If you are a member of the Punta Leona Club or you stay in the resort, you can easily and comfortably enter through a road in very good state that will take you straight to Blanca Beach.

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Garabito canton, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It belongs to the Punta Leona Resort.

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