Brasilito Beach

Nestled along parts of Guanacaste's most lovely coastline is Brasilito Beach, a sprawling grey-sand beach and charming town. This hamlet is substantially less developed and visited than the neighboring Conchal and Flamingo Beaches, but is an ideal getaway spot for vacationers seeking a low key destination with plenty of local flair.

Brasilito Beach Best Things to Do

Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach Day, Costa Rica
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach DayPlaya Flamingo

This tour starts with a kayak ride to a beach near Playa Flamingo. While you're there, you can snorkel, paddleboard, and eat a barbecue picnic.

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Turtle Nesting Night Tour, Costa Rica
Turtle Nesting Night TourPlaya Grande Guanacaste

On this tour you will go for a nighttime walk on the beaches of Marino Las Baulas National Park to look for green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Instead of the park’s heavily trafficked Playa Grande, you will head for the lesser-known Minas or Jesus Nombre beaches.

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It may not have the large all-inclusive resorts and hotels, but Brasilito does have an easy going vibe with mid-range accommodations. Expect some quality downtime ideal for strolling along the beach and great swimming for the whole family.

The beach in town is by no means Guancaste's finest, but the breathtaking Conchal Beach, made up of tiny seashells and crystalline blue waters, is just a short walk from the town of Brasilito. There is great snorkeling just off the shore. After about a 10 minute drive to the north you will arrive at the lavish, highly developed Flamingo Beach. Both beaches provide excellent natural beauty within a very close proximity.

Brasilito is a great place to stay for accessing some of Guanacaste’s national parks and biological reserves. Not far south of Brasilito is one of the world's most important beaches for the future of sea turtles—Marino Las Baulas National Park—where visitors can witness various sea turtle species coming ashore to perform their nesting ritual.

The small town of Brasilito is only 44 miles (70 km) from Liberia. Flights arrive daily at the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport located in Liberia and the small domestic airport in Tamarindo. From both locations, Brasilito is just a short drive.

Feedback From Travelers

Wonderful relaxing time! Lots os beach walks, swimming and gorgeous sunsets! Great local food!

- JANE M, MAR 2018

Quiet location, not much going on, but great for relaxation. Very nice Italian restaurant in the village. Just what we needed after 10 days of moving around and activities.

- PENNY M, AUG 2012

Hotel Conchal has a very fine, but expensive, restaurant. Brasilito is a town where real Costa Rican's live, which made it very interesting to us and gave us a more accurate picture of Costa Rica.

- HANS P, MAR 2012