Destinations North America

Escape the Crowds at Playa Bejuco, Costa Rica

This is Bejuco Beach. The beach town of Bejuco is very low key and non-touristy. This is the place to experience true Pura Vida. Do you ever see those pictures of pristine beaches and it’s almost like a deserted island. There are no people as far as the eye can see and it’s as if you have your own little piece of paradise all to yourself.

Let’s learn about Bejuco Beach (Playa Bejuco) as we look through photos of this beautiful paradisiac locale on Costa Rica‘s western coast. It won a blue flag award, given to only the cleanest and natural beaches in the country.

Getting to Bejuco Beach

We traveled on Route 34 from Jacó to get there. It was about a 30-minute drive. On the way there, look out for lots of family-run roadside restaurants. Experience traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Experience the non-touristy side of Costa Rica.

Surfer’s paradise at Bejuco Beach

The province of Puntarenas is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Bejuco Beach is one of those beaches. It seems it’s not the best for swimming, though, because of the rip tides.

Unofficial mud bath

Enjoy the healing properties of the volcanic sand. This was one of the most enjoyable parts of my beach visit. The sand has a rich mud texture when wet and felt so good on the skin. Allow all those volcanic minerals to soak into your skin and work their magic.

The actual benefits of a mud bath include exfoliation and softening of the skin, an improvement in circulation, and relief from certain skin conditions. That’s in addition to it being a very relaxing and calming experience.

Town Center Esterillos

This small shopping center is located in Bejuco and was on the way to the beach. There were shops and restaurants like the Jardine Cafe.

If you do make it down to this area, I encourage you to visit these shops. Many of them have been closed down and the ones that are still there need all the help we can give. Some of the restaurants serve pizza. Others serve local cuisines. Gift shops sell coffee and honey. There is even a store to buy your fur children souvenirs.

Take the leap! Experience Pura Vida in Bejuco. 

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