Quick Facts


Province: Guanacaste
Coordinates: Lat: 10.194191 | Long: -85.830306
Time Zone: UTC-6

Playa Negra


Surfers and non-surfers alike enjoy Playa Negra’s pristine, natural, and remote landscape. Its dark-colored sand is interspersed with rocky outcroppings and tide pools for exploration.  To the beach’s southern end, there are protected areas for swimming with the family.

Dirt roads provide the only access to Playa Negra and the surrounding area. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary, as the road can be dicey and involve a number of river crossings. However, despite the beach’s isolated location, its fast and hallow reef break draws surfers from throughout the area, and the take off zone for riding is main break can get quite crowded. Most hotels and restaurants in the area cater to the laidback surfing community.

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