Q TRAVEL – GoPlaya is a new app created by two friends who leave the beaches of the country, for tourists and nationals to find the best beach or beaches for their vacation.
Using GoPlaya users can create routes to well known or unpopular, out-of-the-way beaches.
“Carlos and I have known each other since we were kids and since then we have always traveled to the beach, but we have reached a point where we always visited the same ones,” said José Pablo Alfaro, one of the creators.
That is why the entrepreneurs decided to create a website/app so that others don’t face the same dilemma, giving them an opportunity to discover new places, in a simpler way.
The aim is for tourists to be able to visit non-popular beaches to boost the local economy of rural communities.
Using the app is simple enough: choose the area to visit, the type of beach and distance from your present location. Beach features include white sand, unspoiled beach, nightlife, barely stony, surf and whales, dolphins and turtles. The advanced search features allow the user to define even further their choices.
GoPlaya, which can be accessed on a computer or smartphone, says it has more than 200 beaches registered in the areas of Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Limón and Zona Sur.
In a nutshell, GoPlaya allows the tourists to create their route of beaches according to their tastes and with the time that has available to visit.
The website/app is available in English and Español (Spanish).
And best of all, GoPlaya is free to use.