Sleek-chic boutique resorts, crescent-shaped sands and mesmerising marine life – Costa Rica beaches are the stuff of dreams

Think of Costa Rica and one of the first things that comes to mind is its incredible biodiversity, but the combination of spotless sand, rolling Pacific waves and warm Caribbean waters means the beaches are no less spectacular. Get stuck into some surfing at popular Tamarindo, pair Costa Rica’s smallest national park with secluded coves at Manuel Antonio, or just take a stroll from your beachfront retreat and soak up some sun.