Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) is one of the most frequently visited locations in the country and is well known for its popularity with Costa Rica’s youth. Coco’s celebrations can become pretty intense in the high season; at times, the beach can get overly crowded. Of course, travelers in search of a ‘beach style party’ should look no further.
A 3km horseshoe shaped bay surrounded by steep cliffs and hills. Coco Beach is also a stop-over for surfers wanting to reach places like Ollies Point and Witches Rock where the waves are superb.
Unique blue-gray tinted water, instead of the area’s usual blue-green, Playa del Coco offers a wide range of ocean activities such as world-class sport fishing, sailing, snorkeling, prime Scuba Diving, or simply relaxing on the grey sanded beach.
The International Airport in Liberia is less than 40km away. From San Jose, you can expect a five hour drive, and if you don’t have a car, buses from either Liberia or San Jose run seven days a week.
How to get there:
From San Jose: Take the Autopista del Sol to Caldera and then turn left after Puntarenas on the Interamerican Highway, Rt. 1. Follow all the way to Liberia. Turn left at the main intersection, Rt.21 and follow to Comunidad. Turn right on Rt. 151 and follow to Coco.
It is a family friendly beach town.You’ll find tons of families at the beach and the park and local kids playing soccer or skateboarding. Babies playing in the sand, dogs digging holes and toddlers chasing a ball around. Sometimes in the evening, they’ll have events in the park for kids.
It is the North American retirees’ sanctuary.
Playa del Coco is conveniently located 35 kilometers west of Liberia Airport on paved roads making it the most accessible beach from the international airport.
Summary: Popular beach town for an excellent base for tours and adventure
Landscape: Beaches, Tropical Dry Forest
Attractions: Adventure Tours, Nightlife, Sailboat Sunset Tours
Activities: Scuba Diving, Shopping, Sport Fishing, Surfing
Caters to: Couples/Honeymooners, Families, Independent Travelers
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