In Between our visits to Rincon de la Vieja we headed down to the coast on the Nicoya Peninsular. Our first port of call was Playa del Coco but although this is the most famous beach it’s a bit dirty, crowded and the beach itself isn’t very nice. We decided to head down the coast to Playa Grande.
When we got here we were not disappointed. We were greeted by a wide beach with golden sand stretching as far as the eye could see. This was coupled with a great place to camp right next to the beach and not many people. Well we settled in for a couple of days.
Playa Grande is a beach famous for its nesting turtles – however we had just missed the season and there were no turtles laying at this time.
While in the area we visited a couple of other beaches – one at Tamarindo, which is small surfer town but a bit busy and Americanised and another called Avellana which just wasn’t that nice a beach.