Playa Danta

Playa Danta is a black-sand beach on the Guanacaste coast, located about 45 minutes north of Tamarindo and 15 minutes north of Playa Flamingo. It’s on the Catalinas Bay, which has calm water that makes it an excellent spot for swimming and Stand-Up Paddleboarding.

Playa Danta 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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Snorkeling
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Panache Catamaran SailingPlaya Flamingo

Head off for a day of sailing, snorkeling, and swimming on this tour. You’ll sail up the coast from Playa Flamingo and explore some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most beautiful coastal areas.

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Catamaran Tour
Kayaking
Leisure
Snorkeling
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Area Guide

Just next to the beach you’ll find the town of Las Catalinas. This is a recent development, and the town has lots of pleasant pedestrian walkways. Cars are not allowed anywhere except the main road. As you walk through the town, you’ll see European architecture, fountains, and charming cafés. There are also spots where you can rent bikes, kayaks, and SUP boards.

If Playa Danta feels crowded, go a tiny bit off-the-beaten-path to find Playa Dantita — a smaller beach about a 10-minute hike north of Playa Danta. Both Playa Danta and Playa Dantita have lovely, blue-green water, but you’re more likely to have Playa Dantita all to yourself.

Feedback From Travelers

The resorts were beautiful . The experience was delightful!

- CARLOS M, JUN 2019

We had a wonderful time in Playa Danta. The area was beautiful!

- KIM S, MAY 2018