It can be difficult to decide between Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and the Caribbean coast. Both sides of the country are blessed with beautiful landscapes.
Most people tend to visit the Pacific coast because of the white sand beaches, good snorkeling, easily accessibility from the main airports, and countless beach options.
However, the Caribbean coast is also great. The Caribbean beaches tend to have a more raw feel to them. The sand is typically darker here.
Some of your decision should be based on weather. It is important to remember that the dry season on the Pacific runs from mid December until late April. The dry season on the Caribbean is between August and late November.
We created a guide to deciding between the Pacific and Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica to further help you plan.