For those who prefer calm waters to the surfer-friendly waves of Playa Venao, Achotines Bay is a great alternative, and only a few kilometers up the road towards Pedasí.
Protected by a rocky island formation at its seaward entrance, it’s an ideal place for swimming and frolicking in the water.
Snorkeling is also fun here where the white sandy beach helps make Achotines Bay a true tropical paradise.
The Achotines Laboritory is also located in this bay and is one of the few places in the world where tuna are reared out of the sea for scientific research. It is a phenomenal operation that makes for a fascinating visit.
The coast is littered with great surf, dive and fishing spots. Not to mention the neighbouring islands: