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Playa Grande

Playa Grande is a long stretch of beach that is popular among surfers for its consistent waves. Both Playa Grande and its waters are contained in the Marino Las Baulas National Park, a marine sanctuary created to protect the nesting sites of giant Leatherback Turtles, which can weigh between 550 and 1,545 lbs (249 to 701 kg). Due to the sensitive habitat that surrounds Playa Grande, there are few nighttime options, but Tamarindo (which is just up the road) offers dozens of options. More information about Playa Grande Costa Rica.


Distance From
SJO: 269 km (167 mi), 5.5 hours; LIR: 66 km (41 mi), 1.5 hours; Arenal: 206 km (128 mi), 4 hours
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