Prieta Beach Club & Nacascolo Beach in Costa Rica

When you come to Costa Rica, you want to spend some quality time at, on, and around the beach.  And we have some amazing options for you!

Prieta Beach Club

Prieta Beach Club in Costa Rica

Your luxury villa rental includes access to the members-only Prieta Beach Club.  The Prieta Beach Club is the star of the resort, and it is comprised of the beautiful infinity edge pools, the Prieta Fitness Center, Marea Restaurant, and Olas Restaurant.  The Prieta Beach Club offers terry-covered lounge chairs, canopied beds, and hammocks, in the shaded part of Prieta beach.  Or you can opt to relax at one of the infinity edge pools in your chaise lounge or chair.  The Prieta Beach Club provides beach towels, along with waiter service directly to your lounge chair.  Beach toys such as boogie boards, paddle boards, and kayaks are available to rent at the onsite Discovery Center.  The Prieta beach is a long beach suitable for boogie boarding, body surfing, and beginner surfing most days and backed by tropical dry forest, so feels very private.

Nacascolo Beach

Nacascolo Beach in Costa RicaPlaya Nacascolo is a wonderful and different experience from the Prieta Beach Club.  They both offer beautiful expanses of beach with very few beach goers (low-volume), giving a more private beach experience.  However, while the Prieta Beach Club backs the beach with its luxurious setting, pools, and restaurants, Playa Nacascolo is simply a huge beautiful beach.  This beach is backed by protected land, so it is unspoiled by buildings, though there are bathrooms and simple outdoor showers for rinsing off up at the entrance.  This beach is perfect for swimming, as it is flat water with very few waves, and terrific for families with small children.  The entry is very shallow with a minimally descending slope with no steep drop offs, so little ones can venture out for quite aways.  Nacascolo Beach is the primary location for Papagayo Luxury’s water tour pick ups and is about a 2-3 minute drive from your villa.

Secret Beaches

Okay, they may not be secret, but they are difficult to access.  When you take advantage of a boat tour at Peninsula Papagayo, the captain can take you to a variety of beaches that have no road access…. which also means no nearby buildings, but simply beaches, water, and jungle.  Exquisite.  Definitely try this at least one day of your stay!

Nearby Beaches

There are a variety of other recommended beaches, particularly for surfing.  We can bring you directly to some of the other beautiful beaches that dot Costa Rica, whether for surfing, body surfing, or simply relaxing and enjoying a new  Costa Rican beach!


We imagine that you will spend a lot of time at the Prieta Beach Club, as well as exploring some of the other beach options during your time at Peninsula Papagayo.  Pura vida!

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