Best Beaches in Costa Rica :: Playa Ventanas, Uvita

Known for its beautiful cave formations and as a popular picnic beach, Playa Ventanas made our top beaches with ease. We love Uvita and this is one of our favorite spots!

This quaint beach is nestled between palm trees and rock formations. 

This quaint beach is nestled between palm trees and rock formations. 

Two caves extend from the beach out to the ocean  at Playa Ventanas. During  the low tides you can walk through the tunnels to another small beach. During high tide, however, the waves crashing into the tunnels create a “blowhole” effect.

Two caves extend from the beach out to the ocean  at Playa Ventanas. During  the low tides you can walk through the tunnels to another small beach. During high tide, however, the waves crashing into the tunnels create a “blowhole” effect.

Local legend says there is a hidden pirate treasure on the other side of the tunnels.

Local legend says there is a hidden pirate treasure on the other side of the tunnels.

Surfing is definitely possible here and can be lots of fun. Keep in mind that because the tide effects the actual shoreline so much, parking is quite a bit of a walk from the beach. 

Surfing is definitely possible here and can be lots of fun. Keep in mind that because the tide effects the actual shoreline so much, parking is quite a bit of a walk from the beach. 

This is a great beach for swimmers and has plenty of crevasses for snorkelers to explore. 

This is a great beach for swimmers and has plenty of crevasses for snorkelers to explore. 

Uvita, in general is a beautiful place to visit in Costa Rica. Playa Ventanas is perfect for basic surfing, swimming and exploring. We recommend this beach for all levels of travelers and adventurers. 

Uvita, in general is a beautiful place to visit in Costa Rica. Playa Ventanas is perfect for basic surfing, swimming and exploring. We recommend this beach for all levels of travelers and adventurers.