Carrillo Beach, Costa Rica
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Carrillo Beach, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, is known for its jewel among Pacific beaches. The beach is south of the popular surfer’s paradise of Samara Beach and is one of the least developed spots on the Peninsula.
Known among divers for its excellent coral reef teeming with marine life, the beach is protected by rocky headlands, providing calm, warm water for swimmers.
The town of Puerto Carrillo itself is very small (less than 500 full-time residents) and is predominantly a sport-fishing village with a variety of nice hotels, restaurants and tour operators. The beautiful white sand beach it's popular with swimmers and it's an ideal beach for your kids. Carrillo also offers beautiful and secluded small beaches near by, El Roble is a rocky beach with its own waterfall and tide pools. Playa El Sur, beautiful medium size beach surrounded by palm trees (only accessible by boat)
The small town boasts several hotels, fine restaurants, stores, a small airstrip, and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica. The tiny harbor affords protection to a small handful of charter and private boats that are here on permanent bases.
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