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Playa Grande and Tamarindo Estuary, Northwest Costa Rica

My Costa Rica Journey- A continuing series written by Ann and dedicated to all those who love nature and wish to learn about the most interesting and educational destinations for tourist in Costa Rica. Playa Grande is located  on the Northwest Pacific Ocean in the Province of Guanacaste, only a few miles north of Tamarindo.  This beach is a 12 k...

Playa Grande NW Pacific Beaches

RENEE AND ANN Renee and I first met in Costa Rica in 2004.  I was living in Cariari with my then husband Rodrigo and on Sunday afternoons we would make the trip up the mountain to Las Pilas de Alajuela  (the road to the Poas Volcano).  Renee owned and operated Vina Romatica B&B.  The most wonderful treat was eating lunch at her restaurant ...

Las Tortugas Hotel Playa Grande Costa Rica

Las Tortugas Hotel located on Playa Grande in NW Guanacaste, Costa Rica ANN'S FAVORITE  SMALL BEACH HOTELS This is a small hotel located "right on the beach" of Playa Grande, one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica.  Playa Grande is a very long stretch of beige sand with  strong to mild surf.  People come here to enjoy the waters of the Pa...