North Pacific

Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

The white sandy beach is lined with swaying palm trees, endless summer days, and breathtaking sunsets. Scenic hills and steep cliffs of sedimentary metamorphic rocks 80 million years old hem the beach while the Catalina Islands sits just offshore

  • Sport fishing, Surfing, Horseback riding, and sailing are also popular activities in the area.

Playa Ocotal is a small, attractive beach located only 40 kms from the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, on the northern Pacific coast. A third of a mile long, it is the cleanest and quietest beach in the area; home to a vast stretch of tropical dry forest that harbors abundant wildlife including many species of exotic birds.

A fantastic place to enjoy the warm inviting waters of the blue sea. Go swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving with giant manta rays, schools of tropical fish, large sea turtles, sharks, and octopus.

Accommodations in Ocotal vary between a selection of middle to upper range options. However, 5 minutes,away from Playa Ocotal lies the popular beach town of Playas del Coco where those on a tight budget or looking for some action, may find much more affordable, restaurants, bars, luxury and budget hotels, discos, casinos, and plenty of nightlife fun. A little farther than Coco Beach is Conchal beach where visitors can obtain a day pass for use of the Playa Conchal resort grounds and access to its world-class golf course.

Fun fact:
You can rent snorkel equipment, kayaks, and canoes at Ocotal by the entrance of the beach near Father Rooster.There’s also a rope swing on the right side that is a fun little extra. It’s in the trees so unfortunately you can’t jump into the ocean which would be soo cool but it’s still a really fun attraction for the kids

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