Playa del Coco

Playa del Coco

Many describe Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal as among the most convenient and beautiful beach areas in Costa Rica. In recent years these small fishing villages have been transformed into booming luxury resort communities. Both Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal have gained their newly found popularity mainly through the construction of Daniel O’Duber International Airport, located in Liberia at approximately 30 minutes drive. This area is recognized for it’s natural beauty as well as the calm turquoise waters that provide perfect swimming conditions year round. All Inclusives and luxury resorts line the coastlines as well tourist shops, kiosks and restaurants.

Located in the Northwest Pacific coastal dryforests, Playa Coco and Playa Ocotal offer a dry climate. From December through April, one can expect temperatures to reach a high in the low to mid 90’s and a low in the 70’s with very little rainfall. From May through November, one can expect temperatures to reach a high in the upper 80’s and a low in the 70’s with more prevelent rainfall. The rainfall during this time of the year is generally limited to late afternoons and early evenings (though it can rain at any given time).

Guanacaste Tours are available for adventurers, nature lovers or those that just want to relax and let the captain do the sailing. One can experience everything from Rappelling down rain forest waterfalls to canopy exploration to Dolphin and Whale watching before watching a magnificent Pacific sunset from one of the many pristine beaches in this beach lovers paradise.

There are plenty of options for Playa del Coco hotel options as well as Ocotal Resorts.

Entertainment is plentiful in Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal. These towns are bursting with tourist geared activities including day spas, restaurants, bars, dancing, internet cafes, and souvenir shops. The following is a small percentage of the local businesses and activities that we recommend:

Activities:

  • Monkey Park
  • El Chapernal – Country Traditions
  • Swimming & Snorkeling
  • Papagayo Golf & Country Club
  • Lelie Internet
  • Makondo Handicraft Market
  • Coco Verde Spa

Restaurants:

  • Pescado Loco
  • Upperdeck Sports Bar
  • Ginger Restaurant
  • Puesta del Sol
  • The Bistro
  • Salumeria Pippo
  • The Monkey Bar

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