Fly into Liberia International airport and be whisked away to paradise! Playa Negra is a beautiful dark-sand beach famous surf breaks, made famous in the film Endless Summer II. The beach lays on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica‘s hot province of Guanacaste. Its location sits near other popular beach breaks including Little Hawaii on Playa Avellanas, a short 10-minute drive away, and just a half hour drive away from the world-famous waves in Tamarindo.

Surfers and non-surfers alike enjoy Playa Negra’s pristine, natural, and remote landscape. Its dark-colored sand is interspersed with rocky outcroppings and tide pools for exploration. To the beach’s southern end, there are protected areas for swimming. From horseback riding along the beach, fishing trips in small boats, mountain biking in the gorgeous jungle, to even more adventure in the Ostional National Wildlife refuge.

Playa Negra may be a small town, but the quality of restaurants serving international dishes puts it on par with much larger cities for dining. From wood fired pizza to Tex-Mex to French pastries, this town seems to have it all. Cafe Playa Negra has the best Peruvian food in Costa Rica serving ceviche patacones, passionfruit cheesecake, and of course Pisco Sours. A former five-star restaurant chef from the U.S. has opened Villa Deevena with elegant dishes and an extensive wine list. There are also plenty of local Costa Rica restaurants that add some fusion and flair to their cuisine.

This small, laid back town is home to just a few hundred residents, making it the perfect place to escape, relax and focus. This is why Lead2Goals has chosen Playa Negra as one of our locations to host our corporate retreats; it’s the perfect mix of sun, surf and synergy.