Playa Negra

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  • Address: Los Pargos, Guanacaste Povince, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature

The foamy waves crash into one another, as if they have something to say. The surfers come here to escape from the humdrum of everyday life. Sea breeze moves through palm leaves, making the coconut trees sway in rhythm. The trees and the waves speak an ancient language sending a universal message of harmony with Nature. This is Playa Negra, a beach with endless stretch of dark sand, speckled with trees that have orange leaves and flowers.

The intense colours on the beach runs all along the 2 kilometres stretch and the pristine waters and open space create a beautiful setting for tourists. The coral breaks down just before the coastline and the waves deposit the dark sand on the beach. Playa Negra can boast about being awarded the Ecological Blue flag several times, and this honour is showered on the city for keeping the beach’s water clean with its intense administration. The city ensures that the beach is not crowded by tourists so that the surfers can roll freedom, adventure, and creativity into one and become a part of the ocean.

The beach offers big waves to surfers who experience the magical feeling of flying. Surfing brings out their spiritual side as they achieve total fulfilment on all levels. And soon surfing becomes an addiction.

This unique beach also has quiet waters for swimmers. The water offers weightlessness, serenity in the air, the sound of seagulls, which is surreal. It enlightens you and suspends time. Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is also a form of sport. While you stand and paddle, you may get a glimpse of the amazing animals swimming below, varieties of fish, turtles, and perhaps whales and dolphins in the horizon. The adrenalin rush is a stunning experience. It’s almost as if the animals are challenging you to swim. There is something here for every age group and every level of interest. Costa Rica has stunning beaches, pristine, warm waters, abundant wildlife and welcoming locals. 

Horseback riding can get you hooked as well. The horses are such gentle animals, galloping in the wind, with such ease and grace, making you feel nature’s energy as they run across the beach effortlessly. You think you were riding Aladdin’s carpet.

At Playa Negra time ceases to exist. You combine peace, presence, and excitement which brings you back to this beach over and over again. It is common cure for someone who feels that he has missed out or bailed on rejuvenating his life and that brings him back for another amazing trip.

  • There are several private houses situated on the road leading to the beach. These houses can be rented out.
  • There is a mini market right across from the street from the Cafe Playa Negra
  • A mini market is located near the Hotel Playa Negra beachfront restaurant as well.
  • There are restaurants, cafes and bars serving multi cuisine ranging from Peruvian food to French cuisine, Mexican food and a Pizza parlour.
  • Surfing is possible throughout the year.

  • All public transport.

  • Villa Deveena
  • Cafe Playa Negra
  • Kon Tiki
  • La Ventana
  • Gina’s Sports bar and lounge

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  • Playa Negra Address: Los Pargos, Guanacaste Povince, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Playa Negra Timing: 24-hrs
  • Playa Negra Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Cahuita include Playa Negra in their plan

  • 46% of people start their Playa Negra visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Playa Negra

Monday, Friday and Saturday

57.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Playa Negra

People normally club together Sobre Las Olas and Pizzeria Cahuita while planning their visit to Playa Negra.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures