The Snorkeling San Juanillo Tour from Nosara beach is an excellent opportunity to witness some of the richness of the Costa Rican underwater diversity.
San Juanillo is a tiny, and traditional seaside fishing hamlet some kilometers north of Playa Ostional, and about a 30-45 minute drive from Nosara.
It’s still waters, traditional vibe, and peaceful atmosphere makes San Juanillo one of the best picks to enjoy a relaxing day trip.
With palm trees swinging smoothly on the white, dusty sand San Juanillo is surely a picture-postcard location.
It has two beaches. Although both are stunning, the more convenient passage to the beach in the north makes it a more attractive option for visitors. San Juanillo may stand as one of the most guaranteed places to snorkel in Guanacaste.
Snorkelers may encounter everything from tiny tropical fish to big and fast wahoos to parrotfish, lobster, triggerfish, and many more.
Remarkably, all this sea life can be observed close to the coast, and it is clear, still, and very safe.
You will find gorgeous colored fish and coral besides other marine life in a lovely pristine water bay where the waves are calmed because of the corals.
The beauty of Costa Rican warm tropical water and its amazing reefs have made this site famous for underwater fans from all over the World.
The reefs offer crystal clear seas with visibility from 30 to 100 feet long (from 9 to 30 meters long), and it is warm all year round.
You can swim to see the small yellow and bluefish, starfish and urchins and beautifully colored coral and fish together with lobsters, octopuses, manta rays, and other marine life.
Do not bring anything valuable.