Playa Copal is a narrow, dark-beige beach that wouldn't be worth visiting except for the fact that it is one of the main venues for kitesurfing. Winds are often gusty but consistent November to May, which is why several kite schools have set up shop nearby. Food and drink are available at nearby Ecoplaya Hotel, but we don't recommend staying there. A couple of kilometers to the east is Playa Papaturro, another windy beach where you'll find simple accommodations and a kitesurfing school at Blue Dream Hotel. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: solitude.
About 2 km (1 mile) east of the branch road that leads to Ecoplaya, Bahía Salinas, 51002, Costa Rica