Destination guide

Spend time in the sun at Playa Negra, Los Pargos

Los Pargo, which is commonly referred to as Playa Negra, is one of the hottest vacation spots in all of Costa Rica. This idyllic fishing village is the perfect place to unwind and forget about the pressures of your everyday life. When you travel to Playa Negra, you’ll easily be able to have a fun and exciting vacation, particularly if you enjoy spending time in the water. Playa Negra is considered to be one of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica, and the tide pools that form during low tide are great for a quick and refreshing dip.

Things to do

The best Playa Negra, Los Pargos attractions

The area around your Playa Negra vacation rentals is filled with interesting attractions that you shouldn’t miss while you’re on your beach vacation. Just down the road from Playa Negra is Playa Avellana, a beach that is extremely popular with families. If you get hungry after a day of adventuring, you should be sure to grab a meal at Café Playa Negra, a famous restaurant that serves delicious Peruvian cuisine. Travelers that want to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica can take a drive to Marino Las Baulas National Park.


Exciting beach activities in Playa Negra

When you leave your Playa Negra vacation rentals, you’ll have access to a variety of exciting activities. Whether you want to lounge on the beach or you’re interested in something a little more stimulating, you’re guaranteed to have fun in Playa Negra. There are a variety of tours available for vacationers that want to learn more about Playa Negra, including snorkeling tours, catamaran tours, and volcano excursions. Playa Negra also features world-class surfing, and if you’re a beginner, you can schedule a lesson right on the beach. You can also enjoy horse and bike rides at this spot.


Take advantage of the beautiful Playa Negra weather

For the best Playa Negra trip possible, it’s important that you visit during the right time of year, and in this locale, the most popular travel season is between December and May. The summer season is dry and warm, letting you spend hours soaking up the sun and playing on the beach. If you want to experience interesting weather phenomenon, you should visit Playa Negra during the last three weeks of June. This is when the Veranillo de San Juan (Little Summer of Saint John) occurs, resulting in lush plant life and comfortable offshore winds.

Natural features

Connect with nature at Playa Negra

One of the main reasons people choose to stay at Playa Negra vacation rentals is the natural beauty of this area. Contrary to its name, the sands of Playa Negra are not black. However, they are a rich, dark color that provides a beautiful setting. Because Playa Negra is considered a tropical dry forest, there are gorgeous trees that surround the area which flourish during the rainy season. While in Playa Negra, you may also be able to see exotic animal life, as this part of Costa Rica is home to creatures like the Mantled howler monkey and the jaguarondi.

Where to stay around Playa Negra?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 707 vacation rentals near Playa Negra. From 233 Houses to 92 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa Negra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playa Negra?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Negra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 834 vacation rentals
  • North America: 596,087 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • Nosara: 400 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playa Negra! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playa Negra?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Negra:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 834 rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,382 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,152 rentals
  • Nosara: 400 rentals
  • Liberia: 1,979 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playa Negra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playa Negra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,271 rentals
  • Nosara Beach: 506 rentals
  • Playa Penca: 2,005 rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,070 rentals
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course: 1,423 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Negra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.