Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Playa Grande
Playa Grande is located in Costa Rica
Playa Grande
Playa Grande
Location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°20′20″N 85°50′45″W / 10.33889°N 85.84583°W / 10.33889; -85.84583Coordinates: 10°20′20″N 85°50′45″W / 10.33889°N 85.84583°W / 10.33889; -85.84583
Country Costa Rica
CantonSanta Cruz (canton), Costa Rica
Time zoneUTC-6 (Costa Rica Standard Time)

Playa Grande also known as Salinas, is a beach community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. It is a surfing spot.[1] Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas (Las Baulas Marine National Park) is found in Playa Grande.

Playa Grande at dawn
Sunset at Playa Grande

Las Baulas Marine National Park[edit]

Las Baulas is Costa Rica's nesting site for the leatherback sea turtle and was created to protect their declining population.[2] The park is home to 117 tree and shrub species and 139 bird species.

Playa Grande Surf


Playa Grande is a Costa Rican beach which is known for its sandy bottom and waves. They are ideal for swimming and surfing. There are several surf breaks from the shore, making this a great place for beginners to learn to surf.


  1. ^ "Playa Grande travel | Península de Nicoya, Costa Rica". Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Marino Las Baulas National Park". SINAC National System of Conservation Areas. MINAET Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)