Playa Brasilito, Guanacaste – Costa Rica
Playa Brasilito on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s Province of Guanacaste is located between Tamarindo and Ocotal. Brasilito is a tranquil oasis compared to the more popular beaches of Playa Flamingo in the north and Playa Conchal in the south. Both beaches are just 5 – 15 minutes away from Playa Brasilito.
The easiest way to reach Brasilito is to take a domestic flight from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela or Tobias Bolanos Domestic Airport in San Jose and take a taxi or bus up north. The International
Airport of Liberia is approximately 70 kilometres away and also offers easy connections to these beaches on the North-Pacific Coast. By car, the fastest way to get there is through the cities of Nicoya and Santa Cruz following the direction of Tamarindo, where after reaching the town of Villareal Route 155 takes you straight to Playa Brasilito.
The town of Brasilito has kept its local atmosphere since most of the tourists prefer the more developed destinations in Guanacaste. There are only a few hotels, cabanas and restaurants and most visitors are Costa Ricans who pass a weekend there.
It has kept the prices affordable and Playa Brasilito has become a favourite destination of low-budget travellers avoiding the main stream tourist locations. This part of the coast gets lot sunshine during the dry season, which is from December till April.
Playa Brasilito has a high average temperature close to one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (36 degrees Centigrade) and the sun shines almost 12 hours a day. The beach of Brasilito is almost a mile long and is a safe spot to swim, even for families with children.
The town of Brasilito has a few local rental shops where surf, diving and snorkelling equipment can be rented to enjoy the tropical beach to the maximum.