A picturesque cove with a pink sandy beach, Playa Santa Maria. The area is a protected wildlife sanctuary, so you’re likely to see a plethora of creatures, from nearly-tame tropical fish to bold seabirds. The horseshoe shaped beach is popular with divers and snorkelers, and several companies offer guided trips. Weekends tend to be more crowded, but don’t let that stop you. This beach is well worth the effort to get to it, any time of the week.