Gorgeous, horseshoe-shaped Playa Rajada is a wide sweep of almost-white, fine-grain sand. Shallow, warm waters make it perfect for swimming, and an interesting rock formation at the north end invites snorkelers. It's also a favorite beach for watching sunsets, and for kitesurfing from November to May. Amenities: none. Best for: snorkeling; sunset; swimming.
5 km (3 miles) west of Ecoplaya Beach Resort or 3 km (2 miles) north of the town of El Jobo, Bahía Salinas, 51002, Costa Rica