Welcome to Punta del Papagayo
The southeast coast leading up to Punta del Papagayo is peppered with a series of pretty golden-sand coves and beaches, including Playa del Papagayo and the picturesque and secluded 90m-long Playa Mujeres, west of the punta. It has fine pale golden sand and is particularly popular with snorkellers and surfers.
Papagayo is extremely popular and, sadly, there seems to be no limit on the number of cars allowed into the reserve per day. Arrive early if you hope to have the sand to yourself for a while.