Surfing, sunbathing or learning more about leatherback turtles, Las Baulas is an experience to be remembered. The drier, warm climate means the perfect setting for your beach visit.

The other attraction at Las Baulas National Marine Park is Playa Grandes waves. This beach offers some of the best surfing in Costa Rica! Surfers and sunbathers alike will enjoy their time here. In addition, visitors can spend the day kayaking, deep-sea diving, canoeing, or fishing either offshore or inshore. The wildlife here includes green marine iguanas, dolphins, pacas, howler monkeys, crocodiles, and 174 species of birds.

Las Baulas National Marine Park is located just north of Tamarindo, in the Guanacaste Province. Park admission is 10USD after 6pm (only during nesting season) with a guided tour during nesting season.

Weather and packing list

The Northwest Pacific is one of the driest climates in Costa Rica. The beach areas have a fairly steady year round temperature with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Night time lows are usually in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies through the year with the nicest weather between November and August.

Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent.  Check our comprehensive packing list for more suggestions.

Fun Fact: Visitors can learn more about the life cycle of leatherback turtles at El Mundode la Torguga (Turtle World) in Playa Grande. This is a museum that demonstates the life cycle of these turtles from beginning to end for a modest price of around 5USD.

Nearby Destinations

Tamarindo12 km
Flamingo Beach46 km
Playa del Coco25 km
Nosara74 km
Playa del Coco46 km


Latitude: N 10° 20' 5.08"
Longitude: W 85° 50' 52.01"

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