Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica
Resting at Tranquil Playa ChiquitaHidden off Route 36 between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo, Playa Chiquita is the archetype of the rugged Costa Rican Caribbean beaches. Nestled between costal trees, small inlets provide nearly private sections of the beach, perfect for settling in for some reading to the sound of gentle waves lapping against the sand. A collision of rainforest and beach, Playa Chiquita is picturesque and raw in natural beauty, where tide pools of crystal clear water are visible beneath costal vine-laden palm trees. Just far enough from Puerto Viajo to escape the noise of the city, Playa Chiquita is perfect for a long afternoon of beaching, or a quick stop off 36 while cycling the coast.