Playa Negra is located in the northwestern region of Guanacaste along the northern Pacific coast. This is a small beach community that has black sand beaches and waters that are famous for surfing. The closest international airport is located in Liberia and is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Playa Negra is only accessible by dirt roads so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. The secluded nature of Playa Negra makes this town the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation.
Playa Negra is a great surfing destination for beginners and seasoned surfers. With swells that are consistent year-round and surfboard rental companies in the area, you can experience surfing in the beautiful waters. If surfing isn’t your thing, the black sand beaches are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of the water. Playa Negra is also known for cherishing health and wellness. Located here is one of the best yoga retreats, Peace Retreat, where you can attend their daily yoga classes and take time to care for your body. There are also many adventures to go on including beach horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and more. An hour to the north of Playa Negra is Las Baulas Marine National Park. This national park is perfect for turtle lovers because of the leatherback turtle nesting sites there. And to the south is the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, home to the nesting sites of olive ridley sea turtles.
Drift Away Eco Lodge is a nearby hotel with a perfect atmosphere to relax and connect with nature. Latica Lodge is a private hotel designed by artists with a unique style throughout the property. Private villa options are also nearby.