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Ocean Activities

A little more fun under the sun

The immaculate beaches and inland lakes of the Papagayo Peninsula are the ultimate destinations for snorkeling, fishing, surfing, stand-up paddling, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, scuba diving, and more. The area is full of dolphins, whales, rays, and other beautiful and fascinating aquatic life. If you’re more of a sportsman, Costa Rica has some of the best deep-sea sport fishing in the world! Catch sailfish, mahi, marlin, wahoo, tuna, roosterfish and more.

Mainland Beaches

Some of the most popular attractions to Costa Rica are the beaches along the coast of Peninsula Papagayo, and among them are Playas del Coco, Playa Tamarindo, and Playa Avellanas.

Playas del Coco is a fun beach town a little ways away and is full of shopping, restaurants, ice cream shops, and local flavor. A lively combination of visitors and locals give this town a unique and vibrant atmosphere!

Tamarindo and Avellanas are two beach towns located about a bit further out, making them great day-visit spots. They are famous not only for their waves, but also for their energetic atmospheres.


The waves have a world-famous slow break that allows for all levels of surfing. Avellanas is a completely natural beach with famously gorgeous sunsets. Tamarindo is a wonderful town to spend the day surfing, beaching, going to art galleries, shopping, and eating with the family. With a multitude of dining options and great streets for walking, the town is the perfect way to wind down your beach day.

Secluded Beaches

With the optional boat rental from Monkey Villa, you have full reign around the Gulf of Papagayo. As an amenity not available to everyone, a private boat lets you see the area’s coastline as well as visit the numerous beaches only accessible by boat.

Being the temporary captain of your own vessel means that you can spend time with family and friends picnicking on secluded beaches, discovering wildlife at your own pace for as long as you’d like. The only thing keeping you from unforgettable experiences at sea is your own sense of adventure!

Explore countless beaches, both inland and surrounding the peninsula.

Using the exclusive Monkey Villa boat, surf the wake or enjoy a tan adrift.

Gain access to untouched beaches and sun bathe in natural beauty.





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