We’re number 1!

To be a bit more specific, Costa Rica is home to this year’s winner on the annual “50 Best Beaches in the World” list released by Epic congratulations go out to the exquisite Reserva Conchal, in Guanacaste, for achieving this amazing honor.

How did it happen that our north Pacific coastal gem should outrank 49 other sandy stretches in far-flung corners of the world? Who decides? According to, rankings from 1 to 50 are calculated using aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team (see list below).

“This year, you’ll notice a few old-timers alongside a whole host of newcomers, from black sandy shorelines to city beaches to castaway islands,” says the featured online results preamble. “Whether you’re in the market for a secluded sandy stretch or a buzzing beach party, you’re sure to like the look of a fair few of these beaches. Consider this your essential vacation guide.”

Special edition to highlight what regions of Costa Rica can do with Howler to promote their area:

Playa Brasilito

is a town in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Located on the north Pacific Coast 3 km south of Flamingo Beach and 20 minutes north of Tamarindo Beach Brasilito was a small fishing village which has become a budget location to stay on the Gold Coast.

   Located just 1 hour away from Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), this location frees you from the congestion of tourist towns. While at the same time, affording you being minutes away from a variety of activities, restaurants, businesses and top beaches in the area.


12+ restaurants, ranging from sodas to steak/pizza/indian/seafood

   6+ adventure agencies

24+ businesses

Pickleball group upgrades Brasilito basketball court

A donor group worked directly with the Brasilito ADI to coordinate the repairs and paid for the security during the renovation for the total upgrade of the basketball court at the Brasilito park. 

Three official pickleball courts are included. This sport is enjoyed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.

The community now has a premium court to enjoy.

What’s app Jeff Goode +506 8411 5347 for more information.

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The Top 50 Listing

If you’re curious about the competition, here is the complete top 50 list in countdown order. Photos and brief descriptions are posted to the web page.

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50. Seminyak Beach – Bali, Indonesia

49. Koekohe Beach – New Zealand

48. Isla Robeson – Panama

47. Yonaha Maehama Beach – Japan

46. Elafonisi Beach – Greece

45. Punta del’Este – Uruguay

44. Champagne Beach – Vanuatu

43. Diani Beach – Keny

42. Mystic Beach – Vancouver Island, Canada

41. Eagle Beach – Aruba

40. Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California

39. Tuscan Cliff Beach – Malaysia

38. Grumari Beach – Brazil

37. The Saadiyat Public Beach – Abu Dhabi

36. Seven Mile Beach – Cayman Islands

35. Le Morne – Mauritiu

34. Ka’anapali Beach – Hawaii, USA

33. Naama Bay – Egypt

32. Cala Pregonda – Menorca, Spain

31. Fig Tree Bay – Protaras, Cyprus

30. Negril – Jamaica

29. Praia do Camilo – Lagos, Portugal

28. Praia Banana – Sao Tome & Principe

27. Ao Tanot Bay – Koh Tao, Thailand

26. Maundays Bay – Anguilla

25. Tunnels Beach – Kauai, Hawaii

24. Horseshoe Bay – Bermuda

23. Mafia Island – Tanzania

22. Bazaruto Archipelago – Mozambique

21. Patnem Beach – Goa, India

20. Seagrass Bay – Laucala Island, Fiji

19. Keem Bay – Mayo, Ireland

18. Hyams Beach – New South Wales, Australia

17. Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Cove) – Zakynthos, Greece

16. Pig Beach – Bahamas

15. Porto Santo Beach – Madeira, Portugal

14. Source d’Argent – Seychelles

13. Playa Negra – Puerto Rico

12. Zlatni rat (Golden Horn Beach) – Brac, Croatia

11. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Islands, Australia

10. Reynisfjara Beach – Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

  9. Boulders Beach – South Africa

  8. Pedn Vounder – Cornwall, England

  7. San Fruttuoso – Italy

  6. Secret Lagoon – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  5. Punta Mosquito – Holbox, Mexico

  4. Siesta Beach – Florida, United States

  3. Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos

  2. Turquoise Bay – Exmouth, Australia

  1. Playa Conchal – Costa Rica

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