Location: between Frijolar and Junquillal beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
GPS Coordenates: 10.1195, -85.793281 (10°07’10.20″N, 85°47’35.81″W)
District: Cuajiniquil, canton: Santa Cruz, province: Guanacaste.
Zone postal code: 50306.
Getting to Lagarto beach in Guanacaste:
From San José drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the highway towards Liberia until you reach Limonal. Turn left at Tres Hermanas Restaurant to La Amistad bridge until you get to Santa Cruz. Go straight, always on the highway, for 1 km and turn left to Tamarindo. Continue for about 15 km (9 miles), turn left and continue for about 13 km (8 miles) more. Again, turn to the left and follow the signs leading to Largarto beach for about 8 km (5 miles). This route requires a total of five hours from San Jose.
From Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), drive south to Santa Cruz and from there to Tamarindo passing through 27 de Abril. Continue for about 15 km (9 miles), turn left and continue about 13 km (8 miles) more. Again, turn to the left and follow the signs leading to Largarto beach for about 8 km (5 miles).
Take a bus from the route San Jose – Santa Cruz, which takes about 5 to 6 hours (Tralapa, 2221-7202 / 2680-0392), and then take a bus from Santa Cruz to Ostional, which takes about 1 hour, making a stop in Lagarto (however, the bus can’t make the trip during heavy rains).
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Nosara airport, either with Sansa or Nature Air airlines every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Lagarto beach, which takes about 1 hour.