Location: between Grande and Real beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
GPS Coordinates: 10.346636, -85.8592 (10°20’47.89″N, 85°51’33.12″W)
District: Cabo Velas, canton: Santa Cruz, province: Guanacaste.
Zone postal code: 50308.
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Ventanas Beach Costa Rica: is a lonely virgin beach located to the north of Grande beach, with white sand, crystalline waters and moderate swells. It is ideal for swimming and diving, as well as to explore its vegetation.
Ventanas beach is part of Las Baulas Marine National Park, which aims to protect the nesting of Leatherback sea turtles that come ashore each year, from October to May to lay their eggs on the beach, an incredible spectacle to behold if you are one of those lucky enough to see it. During these months, after 6 pm, visitors are only allowed to the beach with a guide. Furthermore, there is a nearby hill, Cerro El Mono, which can be climbed along the rocky platforms and cliffs, to see small colorful fish at low tide.
Getting to Ventanas Beach Costa Rica in Guanacaste:
From San José drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the highway to Liberia until you reach Belen. There, turn right and continue on the road until you get to Huacas. Once in Huacas, continue straight ahead following the signs to Las Baulas Marine National Park for 11 km (7 miles) passing through Matapalo, until you get to Ventanas beach. This route requires a total of 4 hours from San José.
From Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), drive south until you reach Belen. There, turn right and continue on the road until you get to Huacas. Once in Huacas, continue straight ahead following the signs to Las Baulas Marine National Park for 11 km (7 miles) passing through Matapalo, until you get to Ventanas beach.
Take a bus from the route San Jose – Tamarindo, making the stop at Huacas which takes 4 to 5 hours (Alfaro-Tracopa, 2222-2666). Or you can take a bus from the route San José – Huacas – Flamingo – Brasilito, which takes from 4 to 5 hours (Tralapa, 2221-7202). In both cases you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi from Huacas to Ventanas beach, which takes about 15 minutes. We also recommend buying the ticket a day earlier to be sure your seat is saved.
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Tamarindo airport, either with Sansa or Nature Air airlines every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Ventanas beach, which takes about 20 minutes.