Playa Ventanas is the closest beach to Casa Linda. It isn’t a huge beach, but there are almost no people there. It is a great beach during all tides. It’s very standard, nothing special, except that it leads to the path of the secret beaches, which I will mention later. Swimming is great because the waves are strong but there are no rip tides, only a slight drift towards Playa Grande. It is very sandy, and during low tide there are little pools on the shore that are very fun to splash around in and mess around with a soccer ball or beach ball.
Playa Grande is also a great beach to visit. It is very, very large and takes almost an hour to walk from the side neighboring Playa Ventanas to the estuary you need to cross to get to Tamarindo.