Considered by many to be one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, Playa
Zancudo is a
gorgeous black sand beach located around 20 km south of Golfito n the
The perfect location for a relaxing vacation, Playa Zancudo offers
surfers and families, alike a fantastic getaway to an area that is
far from the hustle and
bustle of Costa Rica’s other beaches.
With unspoiled sceneries and totally natural surroundings, this beach
haven for those who want a tranquil vacation.
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A relatively quiet beach, Playa Zancudo is thought to have some of
the best swimming on
Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. However, what people do not
realize is that this
beach is an excellent surfing and sport fishing destination as well.
Lying on the southern bank
of the Rio Coto Colorado, Playa Zancudo also lies near a mangrove
swamp with great
opportunities to view much of the local wildlife. Watch out for the
many birds, monkeys and
crocodiles that live in the area! Right from the front entrance of
Casa Mar Zafiro you can
witness a chorus of howler monkeys at dusk and dawn!
With a 6-km long beach that is mostly flat, the crystal clear blue
waters of the
Pacific calmly roll onto the shores of Zancudo beach to create gentle
surf that is ideal for
all to relax and enjoy. While the northern end of the beach is mostly
he far south has waves that are intense enough to surf. For those who
boarding or body surfing, the central beach area of Playa Zancudo
Arena Alta is just right. With spectacular sunsets, this beach turns
magical realm on a starry night, as small phosphorescent marine life
light up the
waters of the beach to present a scene like no other. During the day,
this beach has wonderful views across the
Golfo Dulce into the bay. Playa Zancudo has great food, a number of
restaurants and discos, and a casual atmosphere with friendly locals
making it the ultimate holiday escape.
Here, the Pacific Ocean is your playground where you can indulge in a
water sports including: sport fishing, snorkeling, horseback riding,
tours of the nearby Rio Coto Colorado. For land lovers, you can visit
Casa Orquideas Botanical Gardens and The Wild Life Rescue Center
or hike trails close to the river.
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You can either reach Playa Zancudo by bus from Golfito or you can
take a water taxi
from the docks. If you opt for a boat ride, be sure to take a camera
will have plenty of fabulous photo opportunities along the
La Casa Mar Zafiro will he be happy to assist you with travel planning