Location: between Manzanillo and El Jobo beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Rajada beach entrance GPS Coordenates: 11.015678,-85.724559 (11°00’56.44″N, 85°43’28.41″W)
Rajada beach GPS Coordenates: 11.008095,-85.732498 (11°00’29.14″N, 85°43’56.99″W)
District: La Cruz, canton: La Cruz, province: Guanacaste.
Zone postal code: 51001
Rajada beach is a beautiful, lonely and small beach, no more than 1km long, with white sands, little slopes and crystal blue waters with gentle waves, surrounded by trees typical of the tropical dry forest lush vegetation, located in Salinas Bay in the Guanacaste province.
Rajada, is a pristine beach, unknown to the majority of Costa Ricans, of great natural wealth, complemented by its beautiful mangrove, estuary, and a large number of flora and fauna, both terrestrial and marine, making it one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
Rajada beach is ideal for sunbathing, enjoying the calm waters, practicing a bit of diving, snorkeling, fishing, or simply to rest and relax under the shade of leafy trees listening to the sound of the sea. When taking a bath in its waters, visitors can observe a variety of fish swimming around, even playing between your legs, due to the abundant marine life.
In front of Rajada beach is an island, whose shape suggests a series of silhouettes, which spark the imagination of those that observe in detail.
Getting to Rajada Beach in Guanacaste:
From San José
Drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the Pan-American highway towards Liberia. Once in Liberia, continue along the same highway for about 55 km (34 miles), take the El Jobo exit, to your left, and continue for 17 km (10 miles) until you get to Rajada Beach. This route requires a total of 5 to 6 hours from San José.
From Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR)
Drive northeast towards Liberia. Once in Liberia, continue along the same highway for about 55 km (34 miles), turn left towards El Jobo, and continue for 17 km (10 miles) until you get to Rajada Beach.
There are no buses to Rajada beach, however you can take a bus from the route San José – La Cruz, which takes about 6 hours (Transportes Deldú, 2256-9072) and then take another bus from the route La Cruz – Puerto Soley – El Jobo, which takes about 30 minutes, departing 3 times a day. From here you can take a taxi or walk to Rajada beach, which takes about 15 minutes.
Also, you can take a bus from the route San José – Liberia, which takes about 5 hours (Pulmitan, 2222-1650), take another bus from the route Liberia – La Cruz (Empresa Arrieta, 2665-7530) which takes about 1 hour, and then take another bus from the route La Cruz – Puerto Soley – El Jobo, which takes about 30 minutes, departing 3 times a day. From here you can take a taxi or walk to Rajada beach, which takes about 15 minutes. In both cases, we recommend buying the ticket the day before to save your space.
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Daniel Oduber airport at Liberia, either with Sansa or Nature Air airlines every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Rajada beach, which takes about 1 hour.