This is a view of the Pacific Ocean at Playa Langosta, from the patio/balcony of our condo. The waves roll in and break at several points, causing a constant sound of the surf. On sunny days, which are most days (especially during the dry season from November until May), the Pacific Ocean takes on a brilliant blue color more typical of the Caribbean or Mediterranean.
Unlike the Pacific in California, the ocean in Costa Rica is warm and comfortable for swimming all year round. The ocean in Costa Rica also feels warmer than in Hawaii.