Playa Grande

Playa Grande information

Location
Playa Tamarindo , Costa Rica
Getting there
Boat: across estuary from Tamarindo
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Playa Grande is an undeveloped wilderness beach that's equally famous amongst conservationists and surfers alike. By day, the offshore winds create steep and powerful waves, especially at high tide and in front of the Hotel Las Tortugas. By night, an ancient cycle continues to unfurl as leatherback sea turtles bearing clutches of eggs follow the ocean currents back to their birthplace.

Since 1991, Playa Grande has been part of the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, which prevents beachfront development and ensures that one of the most important leatherback nesting areas in the world is preserved for future generations.

Although there are a few accommodation options near the beach, they are set back from the shoreline and carefully managed to ensure that ambient light is kept to a minimum.