Playa Blanca - A beautiful beach around Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

Blanca Beach is another beautiful beach around Four Seasons resort in Costa Rica. Instead of saying around the resort, Blanca Beach and Veridor beach are part of Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula only. Blanca beach is towards the Bay area while other close-by beach, Playa Veridor is towards the Pacific Ocean. This blogpost shares more about Playa Blanca, things do to around Blanca Beach along with some tips to make your visit even more special to this wonderful beach in Papagayo Peninsula.     Other blogpost from Costa Rica - Irazu Volcano National Park - Must visit place around San Jose & Cartago cities of Costa Rica

Blanca Beach is another beautiful beach around Four Seasons resort in Costa Rica. Instead of saying around the resort, Blanca Beach and Veridor beach are part of Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula only. Blanca beach is towards the Bay area while other close-by beach, Playa Veridor is towards the Pacific Ocean. This blogpost shares more about Playa Blanca, things do to around Blanca Beach along with some tips to make your visit even more special to this wonderful beach in Papagayo Peninsula. 


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Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula has multiple beaches around whole property and peninsula. Blanca beach is very close to the reception/registration area of Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica, although on other sides of swimming pools. Above photograph shows the Bay side around Papagayo Peninsula. Four Seasons has done appropriate arrangements for guest to sit, towels, sun-screen etc.



Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Things not to miss in & around Jaco Town of Costa Rica - Beaches, Birds & Landscapes  While we were at Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo for about 4 days, we spent significant time around Blanca Beach or Playa Veridor, which is even closer to the reception of Four Seasons resorts in Costa Rica. We especially All these photograph shared in this blogpost are clicked on different days and that's why you would see a range of colors in the sky.    Related Blogpost - Basilica of Los Angeles - Most beautiful place to explore in Cartago, Costa Rica


While we were at Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo for about 4 days, we spent significant time around Blanca Beach or Playa Veridor, which is even closer to the reception of Four Seasons resorts in Costa Rica. We especially All these photograph shared in this blogpost are clicked on different days and that's why you would see a range of colors in the sky. 



Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula has multiple beaches around whole property and peninsula. Blanca beach is very close to the reception/registration area & swimming pools of Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica. Above photograph shows the bay side and appropriate seating arrangements at Blanca beach of Papagayo Peninsula. Although anybody can visit the beach but only Four Seasons guest can use these facilities as they are served/managed by resort staff.      Related Blogpost from Costa Rica : Sunset Hues around Playa Veridor - Beaches around Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula has multiple beaches around whole property and peninsula. Blanca beach is very close to the reception/registration area & swimming pools of Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica. Above photograph shows the bay side and appropriate seating arrangements at Blanca beach of Papagayo Peninsula. Although anybody can visit the beach but only Four Seasons guest can use these facilities as they are served/managed by resort staff. 


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Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Travel Guide for Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Pura Vida !  There are four beaches around Papagayo Peninsula, Virador, Prieta, Nacoscolo and Blanca.  Playa Blanca faces the bay and is less windy than the beaches on the other sides of the peninsula. There are hardly any waves on Playa Nacoscolo.     Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose City of Costa Rica, Central America


There are four beaches around Papagayo Peninsula, Virador, Prieta, Nacoscolo and Blanca.  Playa Blanca faces the bay and is less windy than the beaches on the other sides of the peninsula. There are hardly any waves on Playa Nacoscolo.  



Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Incredible Birds of Costa Rica - Part 1 || Hummingbirds  There is an interesting fact about beaches in Costa Rica that there is no concept of private beaches in Costa Rica, so every beachside is open for Costa Rican people. Anyone can come to Blanca beach although it's very close to Four Seasons resort in Papagayo Peninsula.  Blanca beach is about a 15-20 minute walk of approximately 700 stairs.  If you are not sure about your fitness level, don't make this trip, but there are benches to sit on along the way to catch your breath.  Other way to reach the beach is through boat or water-scooter or even kayak/paddle-board.    Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Hiking around Blanca Beach around Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

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There is an interesting fact about beaches in Costa Rica that there is no concept of private beaches in Costa Rica, so every beachside is open for Costa Rican people. Anyone can come to Blanca beach although it's very close to Four Seasons resort in Papagayo Peninsula.  Blanca beach is about a 15-20 minute walk of approximately 700 stairs.  If you are not sure about your fitness level, don't make this trip, but there are benches to sit on along the way to catch your breath.  Other way to reach the beach is through boat or water-scooter or even kayak/paddle-board. 



Other Blogpost from Costa Rica - Tour of our room at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica  Playa Blanca is also a base to different hikes. One of such hikes exposes you to brilliant views of Bay, it's beaches and from the top you can see whole Peninsula with Bay on one side & Pacific ocean on other side. These hikes are even special during sunset time, although that's not the time for guided hike so it depends if you always need guide or can plan it on your own.    Other Blogpost from Costa Rica - Tour of our room at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica


Playa Blanca is also a base to different hikes. One of such hikes exposes you to brilliant views of Bay, it's beaches and from the top you can see whole Peninsula with Bay on one side & Pacific ocean on other side. These hikes are even special during sunset time, although that's not the time for guided hike so it depends if you always need guide or can plan it on your own.  


Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Travel Guide for Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Pura Vida !  Blanca beach is more preferred for hosting parties by Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, as well as has plenty of water-sports options like paddle-boarding, kayaking, water-scooters, surfing etc. Above photograph shows me trying paddle-boarding although I gave up after a few minutes and returned back after a few meters into the bay. But it was still fun to paddle-board for few minutes around the beach.   Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Things not to miss in & around Jaco Town of Costa Rica - Beaches, Birds & Landscapes


Blanca beach is more preferred for hosting parties by Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, as well as has plenty of water-sports options like paddle-boarding, kayaking, water-scooters, surfing etc. Above photograph shows me trying paddle-boarding although I gave up after a few minutes and returned back after a few meters into the bay. But it was still fun to paddle-board for few minutes around the beach. 


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Apart from Paddle-board, I and Vibha also tried kayaking into the ocean and in that we went quite deep into the ocean. It was an amazing experience and after a few minutes into deep water, we had no fear and we had sort of mastered the key strokes in terms of synchronising steps for taking the kayak forward on turning it in particular direction.  


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