the town was originally a small fishing village that has developed its infrastructure over time in accordance to the heavy traffic of tourism it attracts. Paved roads, services and facilities are abundant; you can find shops, markets, pharmacy, casinos, discos, a wide variety of restaurants, multiple bars and accommodations that are within range of luxury and budget travelers
- Playas del Coco is named after the color of the sand on the beach
- Close to Coco Beach is Marino Las Baulas National Park (Parque Nacional Marino las Baulas) where one can be fortunate to watch sea turtles such as the Leatherback, Pacific Green, and Hawksbill turtles that all make their nests in this area.
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.