Playa Carrillo Located just south of Playa Sámara, Playa Carrillo is smaller, prettier and far less crowded. Development is limited to hammocks strung between palm trees and pushcart vendors selling cold coconut water.
Travel Costa Rica: Where to Stay | Las Catalinas is a beach town where you can mingle with the locals and still experience a luxury vacation. Find out why I want to go back and stay there with my family: http://www.jolynneshane.com/where-to-stay-in-costa-rica-las-catalinas.html
Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America with part 2 covering Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.