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Playa Garza

Quick Facts

  • Good for : Sunbathing, fishing, relax

Temperate taupe sands seem plastered to the earth's surface in Playa Garza, until the occasional sunbather or local fisherman crosses them to enter the warm waters of the baby bay. Playa Garza is one of Costa Rica's most precious and authentic beaches, often underestimated considering its magnificent beauty and tranquility for swimming, fishing and relaxing.

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A walk along the Garza shoreline passes many typical Costa Rican homes, with bright blue, green and yellow paint and hammocks on porch. Screen doors penetrated with the smells of home cooked meals and folkloric music from inside.

Local fishermen leave their charter fishing boats in the calm bay where the water wades softly from the protection of the offshore reefs. Fishing excursions leave from Garza Bay to let vacationers gander at the lifestyle of a true Costa Rican fisherman.

As the sun dips behind the horizon, the waters of Playa Garza swirl to become a deep indigo, reflecting the last bit of light before mirroring the night sky as the local families enjoy dinner out on their porches.

Keep an eye out on Garza, because change is on its way—new laws about no buildings within 160 feet of high tide may come crashing down on the few houses and stores that do exist on Garza's beachfront.

Playa Garza in Pictures

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