Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

Puerto Carrillo is a tiny fishing village situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province. It is known as a jewel among Pacific beaches, with turquoise waters, white coral sand and row upon row of coconut palms. Rocky headlands at both ends and an offshore reef protect the bay, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Puerto Carrillo is located approximately 8 kilometers from Samara, a popular beach and vacation spot. Here visitors will find a small village located in a large half moon bay with a pale sand beach. The area is also excellent for swimming, diving and snorkeling.

Things to See and Do

* Playa Carrillo
* La Selva Zoo
* Samara
* Diving & snorkeling
* View the sunset

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Population – 500 approx
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506

Travel Links – Puerto Carrillo is about 4 hours drive from San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and under 2 hours from Liberia's Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR). Public buses operate between nearby Sámara and Nicoya several times a day; express buses operated by Empresa Alfaro also connect Sámara with San José usually twice a day (except weekends). Air service is provided by Sansa Airlines to the adjacent Carrillo Airport.

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