Costa Rica with Kids Itineraries:

Nicoya Peninsula Beach

Itineraries that fly into Liberia airport will go to Playa Samara, a crescent shaped beach between two rocky headlands on the Nicoya Peninsula on the northern Pacific Coast. The beach is protected from the big ocean waves by a reef and the sandy floor stays shallow with small waves for a long way out, making it great for young families to play safely in the sea. Surfing lessons for beginners here are popular even for kids as young as 4. The town of Samara is quiet and easily walkable with a lot of ex-pat residents, variety of restaurants (some right on the beach) and shops. Other activities here and at Playa Carillo (4km down the coast) include snorkeling, scuba diving, sportfishing, surf casting, kayaking to Isla Chora, and dolphin watching boat tours. Nicoya Peninsula is in a drier part of Costa Rica and there is generally no rain from November to April.