If you’re going to spend time visiting Costa Rica and this beautiful tropical getaway, you’ll definitely want to hit up some of the beaches in the area. In fact, some of you may even decide to be a little bit braver and a little bit bolder than normal and want to spend time on one of the nude beaches in the area. Does the sound appealing to you?
As a beach goer, it is certainly your right and privilege to go nude on designated sections of Costa Rica beaches. This isn’t necessarily accepted outside of the major resorts and hotels – basically within the tourist areas – but if you are in a tourist area, they are pretty open-minded and going nude on the beach is much more widely accepted.
Going to a Nude Beach in Costa Rica
In fact, if you are visiting a smaller beach town, walking around nude on a beach is not only normal, it hardly ever creates a reaction. On the other hand, you may feel much more comfortable going nude on a beach where other people also feel that clothing is optional, so to help you find those specific locations, we would like to tell you about a few different beaches – while not completely nude – that do have sections where people go and shed their clothes while soaking up the sun and enjoying the pleasurable company of other like-minded souls.
Manuel Antonio Beach
Out of our favorite recommended options, we felt it necessary to mention Manuel Antonio Beach first because it’s a very popular tourist attraction. It’s considered one of the more conservative places to play and sunbathe though, so you aren’t going to see people walking around on the beach completely naked in every section of the sand.
On the other hand, if you visit the public area and continue walking north, you will discover a nice little section of the beach where many people are bathing topless. And even though it’s not 100% a regular occurrence, you will also find some of the beachgoers completely nude on occasion and nobody is going to call you out for. If you’re lost, ask the locals about Playa de Playos and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Montezuma Beach is a wonderful option if you are the bohemian type and like to lead a more unconventional life. The great thing about this beach is it’s an excellent getaway location to visit that is very budget friendly and there are lots of liberal minded people here like street musicians, Gypsies, surfers, backpackers, and other tourists as well as the locals.
The food in this area is also amazing, the hiking is great, and there is a section of beach known as Playa Grande that is quite secluded. But this vibrant patch of beach has plenty of bonfires, lots of great art, many people surfing, and most important of all for this particular article – there’s lots of nude people running around on the beach! So we definitely recommend checking out this location as well because it’s a great choice. As an aside, they refer to it as “Montefuma,” because there is no lack of Costa Rican Marijuana here!
I, for one, am not a nude beach person. But that’s just me! I also made a more family-oriented list of the best beaches in Costa Rica.
While the beaches in Costa Rica aren’t completely nude, there are certain sections where it’s a lot more acceptable than others. Pay attention to the options shared above and visit the sections we highlighted and you can feel comfortable walking on the beach completely nude and not have to worry about offending anyone.