The Beaches

Beautiful beaches nearby

Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are minutes from Geckoes Lodge on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Each beach has it’s own character…pick one depending on your mood that day.

Playa Negra

Named for its black sand, Playa Negra in Puerto Viejo has photogenic views of the coastline and proximity to the village of Puerto Viejo offers numerous choices for lunch, dinner, a Margarita, ice cream…

Playa Puerto Viejo

Situated in a bay, Playa Puerto Viejo is the perfect place for a dip while waiting for the fishermen to arrive with their catch of the day to throw on your barbecue or eat immediately at one of the seaside restaurants.

Playa Cocles

Famous for the Beach Break, this beautiful beach is a magnet for surfers. Regular Surfing tournaments attract both professionals and amateurs from all over the world. Take a surfing lesson or watch how its done.

Playa Chiquita

A wide sandy beach, Playa Chiquita curves around the headland dotted with shallow coral rock pools…add the ultimate in lazy sea bathing after snorkelling its colourful reef.

Playa Punta Uva

An unforgettable beach where the rainforest drips from the shore into Playa Punta Uva’s turquoise calm waters and howler monkeys cavort through the canopy.

Playa Grande

Palm-fringed, white sand Playa Grande has majestic views of the bay’s curving headlands in shades of blue and good snorkelling in calm clear waters.

Playa Manzanillo

A beach with a difference and full of local colour Playa Manzanillo has caves to explore, jungle trails leading to panoramic views, snorkelling off the point and boat trips to go dolphin watching.