If you want to experience Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches, endless surf breaks, and water-related activities (snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, waterfall and hot spring soaking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, white water rafting, sun bathing, sunsetting, beach walking, and pool lounging), you’ll no doubt need a swimsuit. Here are ten Costa Rican swimwear companies designing and creating amazing swimwear at very affordable prices.
Morena Beachwear designs and creates swimwear for women who want to be active in their bikinis while looking like a beach goddess. They use exclusively printed patterns and high quality lycra to make some of the best bathing suits in Costa Rica. There are styles for all different body types, activity interests, and color and pattern preferences. The Morena Beachwear shop is located in downtown Tamarindo, but you can also order online from their website.
Del Toro Bikinis
It is borderline impossible to walk into the Del Toro Bikini shop in Tamarindo or Jaco and only buy one bathing suit. The cute little shop is bursting with mesmerizing colors, patterns, and designs. They typically do not design the same exact bikini twice, unless it’s a solid colored one, which makes the bikini(s) that you purchase one of a kind. Designs take into account everything from high performance activities like surfing through to beach days or afternoons out on a sailboat. Different styles and patterns hit the shelves on a regular basis, so there is always something new in the shop. Be prepared to want to buy everything!
Suspiro Esmeralda Bikinis
Suspiro Esmeralda Bikinis are one of a kind print tiny bikinis. The designs are truly unique and often contain combinations of things like skulls and toucans or Frida Kahlo and feathers, along with tribal, floral, and fruit prints, and they also carry incredibly adorable little girl bikinis too. They are available in Tamarindo at Mermaids and Sailors or Oveja Negra, or in Nosara at NuNu Style. You can also buy them from the Suspiro Esmeralda Bikinis Facebook page.
Maracao Beachwear is a brand that is creating some exquisitely beautiful bathing suits. These suits are made with the modern free-spirited, nature-loving beach lover at heart in mind. There are a lot of exotic floral prints, macrame, crochet, and reversible bikinis and one piece suits available at the shop in San Jose and online. These high quality and highly fashionable swimsuits will surely bring out your inner beach babe! Each bathing suit is handmade by locally-employed artisans.
Tica Surf is a surf-inspired bikini company that is based out of Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. Veronica Quiros is the passionate and creative mastermind behind bikinis that are actually incredible for surfing or any other high energy and movement activities. These cute suits come in a variety of cuts and in sizes from XS to XL. You can mix and match as well to create your perfect bikini combination. Every two weeks a new collection of bikinis come out and each one is handcrafted with love.
The Dkoko brand prides itself on creating fashionable suits that actually stay put when you are out in the waves. They use special fabric that won’t fade from the sun and is lined with a material that helps to keep sand out of the areas that you don’t want sandy. You can mix and match their different tops and bottoms to create a look that suits you. They have close to a 100 different cuts and colors in their online store. They also make surf leggings, rash guards, and yoga pants.
MG Surfline is an environmentally-friendly active swimwear company. This amazing brand uses recycled polyester in all of their swimwear and recycled plastic and paper for all their packaging. They also organize regular beach clean ups and donate a portion of their sales to grassroots environmental programs. Their line of active swimwear is designed to be comfortable, flattering, and functional, with all different prints, solids, and even reversable bikinis and one piece suits. They make cute rash guards, leggings, and shorts too.
Slothy Summer Wear
Slothy Summer Wear is a brand that believes every day should feel like summer. Their swimwear is sold in nines stores around Costa Rica (Slothy, Tienda Carmen, CI Surf Shop, Bindii Beachwear, BesoLoco,Objet Concept Store, Ocean Breeze, Ondo Verde, and Organico Fortuna). They make some really great sporty tops and bottoms for the awesomely active women and some flirty designs for the sun worshippers.
Moana Costa Rica
If you are searching for a flirty swimsuit for a beachy holiday or poolside party, Moana Costa Rica has you covered (in just the right places). Make a statement on the beach, boat, or by the pool with one of Moana’s sexy one pieces or ruffled bikinis. One pieces are coming back into style and this Costa Rican company knows how to make them, with lots of bright colors and patterns in their designs that look especially good with a sun-kissed tan.
KC Bikini is a brand that has evolved since 2010 into a successful bathing suit company, with 90% of their employees women who are also the head of their households. KC Bikini is working to empower women in the workforce and on the beach. They are a family-owned business that keeps production local, uses fair trade materials, and truly values their employees. Their swimsuits are made to be mixed and matched, and are created for all different body types and styles. They have a store in San Jose, but you can also purchase their suits online.