If you are like me you have often sat in a room of old and new friends and had someone say they have been to a place that is "special", "unique", "one of a kind" or even "magical". They tell of their adventure with a sparkle in their eyes and an excitement that is intoxicating. A place they say they will go again and again and think everyone should go there at least once in their lifetime to see and feel what they have. Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica is 'one of those places' !!
The country of Costa Rica is a wonderful place to visit and vacation. Safe, friendly, beautiful and diverse. There is so much to see and enjoy in this little
jewel that it could take years and years of travel to truly see it all. There is however one place that I believe will put that sparkle and excitement in your eyes the very first time you experience it.
On the Pacific coast, at the 'end of the road', on the southern tip of the Southern Zone of Costa Rica you will find the small fishing village of Playa
Zancudo. Many of us here call it "The Real Costa Rica" because it is remote and largely undeveloped. It's a five mile long sand peninsula that jets out into the Golfo Dulce to separate a huge mangrove estuary from the blue green waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The black sand beach here is lined with coconut palms and almond trees as far as the eye can see. Nothing in the village is taller than two stories and
from the beach you wouldn't even know there was a little town here at all !!
With only enough room for one beach front house or a small Restaurant, a single dirt road runs down the center of the peninsula. On the other side of this road is just enough room for a house or small business before you find yourself at the waters edge of the Coto River that forms a huge and amazing Mangrove Estuary.
The population of Playa Zancudo is around five hundred people, made up of a mix of local "Ticos" and "ex-pats" from the US, Canada and Europe. Friendly and outgoing they have found a wonderful slice of paradise in a part of Costa Rica that very few of the many tourist that visit this country every year have a chance to
If getting away from it all is what you are all about, take a little time and
look thru our web site - www.visitzancudo.com - or join us on Facebook at 'Visit Zancudo' to see and hear all there is to enjoy in this one of a kind place ;)
As we say here in Costa Rica,
PURA VIDA !!!