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About Playa Carrillo
Holding a Blue Flag distinction, deeming it one of the cleanest beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Carrillo is a must-see destination on your next trip to sunny, laid-back Costa Rica. And to make sure your vacation is the best it can be, rent one of our Playa Carrillo vacation homes and set yourself up for the ultimate comfort and privacy.

Where is Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica?

Playa Carrillo is situated in Guanacaste Province on the Nicoyan Peninsula, just three miles south of Samara Beach, with its local vibe and small-town feel. Our vacation rentals in Playa Carrillo offer the ideal location to explore this gorgeous coastline.

Things to Do in Playa Carrillo

It's no surprise the focal point of Playa Carrillo is the beach. It isn't as developed as some of Costa Rica's other beaches, making it a unique experience free of crowds. In addition to lounging on the soft sand and soaking up the sun to the sound of ocean waves, plenty of other activities await in this peaceful paradise. 
It's no surprise the focal point of Playa Carrillo is the beach. It isn't as developed as some of Costa Rica's other beaches, making it a unique experience free of crowds. In addition to lounging on the soft sand and soaking up the sun to the sound of ocean waves, plenty of other activities await in this peaceful paradise. 
 
Swim in the warm waters of the North Pacific or snorkel and explore beautiful coral reefs. Take a tour or go out on your own for sport-fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, and kayaking. At the end of the day, sit back, relax, and take in glowing sunsets with the screeches and bellows of howler monkeys in the distance.
 
Complete your Costa Rican experience with delicious meals out. Cabinas el Colibri offers exquisite fare for breakfast and dinner while Gusto Beach in Samara is the place to go for a relaxed lunch on the beach followed by mouthwatering drinks at happy hour.
 
When you want to explore more of the area, head 23 miles north to Nosara, nestled in the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. Launch a kayak and paddle your way to isolated nooks for supreme surfing waves and privacy.
 
When you come to Costa Rica, round out your vacation with a stay in one of our Playa Carrillo vacation rentals to ensure a stress-free and relaxing stay.
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