Thursday 16 September 2021

Costa Rica’s Beaches: The Safe And The Not Safe

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For those heading out to the beaches this Semana Santa, local television channel 7 news has presented a list of the then most “unsafe” beaches in the country.

According to the report and with the information provided by the Instituto Oceanográfico de la Universidad Nacional, visitors, in addition to price, should consider if the beach they are visiting is safe.

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costa-rica-surf-tours-manuel-antonio-beginner-lessonsAlejandro Gutiérrez, director of the Insituto Oceanográfico, says his organization evaluated some 100 beaches to create indiciations of security. The report was released in January.

Some of the conditions taken into account in the report are the proximity to medical clinics (known as EBAIS in Costa Rica), access to emergency services like ambulance and fire and police protection. Gutiérrez explains they took into account “real potential dangers”, like if the beach has a defined evacuation route.

The ten safest beaches in Costa Rica are:

1. Zancudo
2 .Bahía Potrero
3. Bolaños
4. Coco
5. Mantas Punta Leona
6. Hermosa (Pacífico Norte)
7. Cuajiniquil
8. Platanares
9. Drake
10. Ocotal


The ten least safe beaches in Costa Rica, according to experts are:

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1.  Junquillal
2. Carate
3. Tamarindo
4. Grande
5. Langosta
6. Naranjo
7. Carrillo
8. Estero (Junquillal-Santa Cruz)
9. Uvita
10. Gandoca


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