Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in North Pacific Coast | Comments Off on Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica

Playa del Coco is one of the most well-known beaches in Costa Rica Coco is the largest village in the Guanacaste area. It is located near Golfo de Papagayo and is easily reachable through the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia with a 40 kilometer drive. Its name is derived from the cocoa-colored sand that lies between its two rocky headlands. The area is very popular for fishing, surfing and scuba diving. It is known the gateway for surfers to reach the places like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock. This is the best Scuba diving spot. There are several tour operators and dive companies provide services to the visitors. Playa del Coco is very popular among the locals, it is a well developed town, has a developed infrastructure with a variety of shops variety of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, resorts, vacation rentals, markets and casinos. A visit to the Guanacaste region would be incomplete without visiting Playa del Coco, Costa Rica.

Playa del Coco beach is very beautiful. It is a horseshoe-shaped bay with steep hills and cliffs and is dotted with resorts, villa rentals, and condo rentals. Selecting Playa del Coco for your accommodations guarantees to have fun of the town. Nightlife is excellent here. From Playa del Coco, surfers charter boats to the nearby Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point. During high-season, many visitors come here for warm and sunny weather in Costa Rica. The area is pretty busy with locals and visitors. In low-season the beach is not at all busy and can appear like a quiet retreat. The main attraction of this beach is outstanding variety of tourist facilities and superb weather.
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica has grayish brown and the tide here habitually remains quite low. Enclosed by vertical cliffs and hills, this horseshoe shaped bay area stretch three kilometer to cantilena point and it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy. However, if you are in search of a calm spot to relax, stay away from the middle of the town, where most of the activities take place.
Playa Del Coco is a convenient spot for your accommodations. From here you are close to the Pelonas Islands, Catalina’s and Bat Islands. Many visitors enjoy these trips for the potential to spot turtles, sharks and octopuses in the natural environment. There are loads of villa rentals, condo rentals and vacation home rentals in the area.


Playa del Coco offers a wide variety of lodging options ranging from hotels, vacation rentals, condo rentals and villas.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste – Playa del Coco
The recent 5 star complex, Hotel Riu Guanacaste is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on the banks of the Mata Palo Beach.
This total prepared hotel gives the best service to its clients and is compound by one swimming pool of fresh water, Jacuzzi, a gym, sauna and the “Renova Spa” wellness center with different kinds of treatments and massages. They offer a big variety of tasty cuisines. They all fully equipped and provide professional service that you can ask for.
Being in advantaged surroundings, the hotel offers an assortment of activities at its beautiful beaches like diving or fishing in the Pacific Ocean, ecotourism in volcanic regions and during the day they offer several entertainment programs for all ages, whether with your family, couple or friends. The hotel provides of a gym, table tennis, volleyball, a tennis court, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayak and other aquatic activities. If your favorite sport activity is Golf, the Club de Golf Four Seasons has some fantastic views over the ocean and a demanding route. They also arrange different types

Villa Buena Onda
Villa Buena Onda is Costa Rica’s finest all-inclusive vacation rental. Buena Onda means “good vibes”, which are felt the second you enter the property and witness the stunning ocean views and their deluxe, 2-tier swimming pool.
With a full-time staff and 3 meals served daily, Villa Buena Onda is more like a private resort than a traditional Costa Rica rental villa. The property can cater up to 23 guests. It is perfect for families, business groups or anyone who desires luxury with privacy. Its proximity to the Liberia Airport (20 minutes)

Hotel Coco Palms in Playas del Coco
Hotel Coco Palms in Playa del Coco is located just 3 blocks to the beach in town. Also it is Just 20 minutes from Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport and only steps feet from the Beach.
Hotel Coco Palms has 48 Rooms with several amenity and occupancy choices. You can have a room with a Jacuzzi, a wet bar, a kitchen, a separate bedroom, a cozy room for two, there are just too many choices to list.
All of Hotel Coco Palms rooms include: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Private Bathrooms, Hot Water, Fans, Wireless Internet, and Telephone.

Things to do in and around Playa del Coco

The visitors will never get bored in Playa del Coco that is in the Gulf of Papagayo. The Papagayo area, Costa Rica is created by twelve beaches, having great resorts and rain forest packed with wildlife. You can find lot of activities in this area.

Canopy Tour
: Two Canopy tours are available in the area; one is Santa Rosa National Park, the areas most thrilling tour. The other one is just outside Ocotal beach; it is friendly and family and lasts about an hour.

Sport Fishing:
The waters Playa del Coco are world-renowned for their energetic biodiversity, allowing sport fishing lovers to go out into the deep blue in search of species such as marlin, tunas, sailfish, barracudas, mahi , roosterfish and much more. We guarantee you there will full of excitement which you will never forget. Sport fishing in the north pacific is a must activity for every serious sport fishing enthusiastic.

Diving and Snorkeling in and around Playa Del Coco
Discover the wonderful world underwater and see the shores, views and resources been as close as you could ever be to these incredible living creatures. Take a moment and enjoy of the multicolored corals, fishes, rocks, and sparkling ocean.

Kayaking and Sailing Tours:

With a professional things and equipment enjoy Coco beach around gulf of Papagayo and see from a different point of view, whether make it fast and adventurous or slow and relaxing as you scull under the warm sun above the clear water.

Horseback Riding:
Enjoy with a half day horseback riding in the most beautiful area of Costa Rica.

Rio Celeste & Tenorio Volcano Rainforest Hike:
Take a guided tour, you will have amazing experience.

Santa Rosa National Park and Liberia City Tour:
The Santa Rosa National Park has the most important monument, “La Casona” it is a museum dedicated to the memory of the battle in 1856.

Barra Honda Caves Tour: Treat your adventurous side with a visit to the underground caves at Barra Honda National Park.
Nicaragua Day Tour: Nicaragua, the northern neighbor, is very close to Guanacaste. A beautiful country with a rich culture and full of history, Nicaragua tenders travelers a unique distinction to Costa Rica.
Restaurants in the Playa del Coco
Enjoy of tropical, Mediterranean international or national exquisite dishes, around the beaches, candles and an affectionate atmosphere. The place offers a variety of restaurants whether you want to enjoy of good meal or just relax with a sweet tropical drink.

Casinos in the Playa del Coco
Check your skills and try your good luck as you enjoy of the casino. Come alone or bring your family and friends while you play, gamble or just have a drink.

Spa at Playa del Coco and in Gulf of Papagayo
Award yourself the special care you deserve, close your eyes, breathe in and relax for a long, smooth massage, surrounded by lush green nature, warm sun, birds singing and soft breeze caressing your body.
Smell the different aromas embracing your skin and enjoy of a peaceful time.

Hot Springs at Coco beach
After a tour of adventure give your muscles relax in a Hot Spring, enjoying the sights, encircled by green nature, an ideal ending for a long day. This will top your holiday and it will be a lifetime experience.

Getting to Playa del Coco

Playa del Coco is thirty-seven kilometers west of Liberia and connected by good quality roads to San Jose. It is easily accessible of the peninsula’s beaches.

You can take a direct flight to the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia. Playa del Coco is only 15 miles from here. Local flights from San Jose are also available to reach Liberia. Nature Air and Sansa Air offer 40-minute daily flights from San Jose into Liberia.
Costa Rica’s excellent public bus system will take you at Playa del Coco’s downtown plaza. Buses depart San Jose three times daily. Buses from Liberia depart almost every hour during the day, and will take one-hour to reach Coco. Private transportation services are also available to Playa del Coco. Air-conditioned, comfortable vans will take to many popular Costa Rican towns, including San Jose, Monteverde, Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Arenal.
From San Jose, take the Inter American Highway (Route 1) to Liberia. Once in Liberia, follow signs past the Daniel Oduber International Airport, then go west toward the town of Comunidad. You will arrive at an intersection with a gas station on your left and signs to Playa del Coco directing you to the right. Follow the road signs to Playa del Coco and, almost two miles later, you will arrive at Playa del Coco’s main boulevard. This trip from San Jose will take approximately 5 hours, and the journey from Liberia will take just 35 minutes.