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YOUR SNORKEL TRIP
The Guanacaste province offers a rich variety of marine life and has the best snorkeling in Costa Rica !
Our expert snorkeling guides look forward to take you out for a fun and safe experience.
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All snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest) is included as well as a guide and refreshments (water, iced tea, fruit, and cookies).
About Snorkeling in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Great Year-Round snorkeling on Costa Rica´s best sites
Snorkel with seaturtles, tropical fish, rays and more
Be guided by our passionate snorkeling professionals
Experience unique snorkeling sites reserved exclusively for the adventurous snorkelers
Many people ask us if there is good snorkeling in Costa Rica. The asnswer is yes ! Guanacaste, is Costa Rica´s snorkelers paradise on the Pacific coast.
This stunning region boasts Costa Rica´s top snorkeling sites, teeming with marine life. If you're an adventure seeker and a lover of underwater exploration, this is the ultimate destination for you.
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There are no dive centers Costa Rica´s Carribbean side but thre are several excellent snorkeling opportunities on the Pacific side.
Here at Rich Coast Diving located in Playas del Coco, we are a PADI 5* CDC & PADI ECO friendly diveshop offering scuba diving and snorkeling locations to suit all skill levels. For beginners and those looking for a more relaxed dive, the dive sites of Gulfo Papagayo offer an ideal setting.
Explore the vibrant world beneath the ocean's surface with our exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Our carefully selected sites showcase a rich marine tapestry featuring expansive schools of tropical fish, white tip reef sharks (very cute and harmless !), sea turtles, devil rays, golden cownose rays, eagle rays, various eels and nudibranchs. The calm waters and mesmerizing underwater formations ensure an accessible and enjoyable snorkeling experience for enthusiasts of all levels. Discover what our satisfied customers have to say by checking out our snorkeling reviews on Google and TripAdvisor.
New to snorkeling? Fear not! We provide guided snorkeling excursions, ensuring a safe introduction to the wonders of Guanacaste's underwater world. All our snorkeling sites cater to both beginners and advanced enthusiasts, making Costa Rica an ideal destination for snorkeling.
Wondering about the best time for a snorkeling holiday in Guanacaste? Our favorite period is from mid-May to late November. While our location offers excellent year-round snorkeling opportunities, the Pacific Coast's unique geographical conditions create varying diving conditions from day to day. May to November stands out as the ideal time, with pleasant weather and lush green surroundings. Additionally, these months are less crowded, offering great deals on accommodation, car rentals, and tours. The surface water temperatures ranges from 26 to 31 degrees Celsius throughout the year, making a rashguard or 3 mm wetsuit sufficient for comfortable underwater exploration.
Guanacaste experiences a division between the rainy season (May to November) and the dry season (November to April), but note that Guanacaste is one of Costa Rica's driest provinces, making the distinction less pronounced. If you plan to visit outside the suggested period (May - November), rest assured that our snorkeling conditions remain unaffected, making any time of the year perfect for snorkeling with us!
Whether you're an enthusiastic snorkeler or a beginner ready for your first snorkeling adventure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, invites you to jump into the natural wonders of the Pacific Ocean. From schools of tropical fish to majestic seaturtles and rays, coupled with stunning underwater landscapes, your snorkeling experience promises to be unforgettable. Come and explore the waters of Guanacaste's marine paradise!