Coco Travel Guide

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Playa del Coco is one of the most accessible and popular beaches in Guanacaste. The mile-long stretch of beautiful, gray sand is lined by leaning trees, oceanfront restaurants, tour operators and small souvenir stands. One thing is certain, in Playa del Coco, you’ll never lack things to do.

Playa del Coco is one of Northern Guanacaste’s most celebrated dive and snorkeling areas, and many local tour operators have set up shop here. Parasailing, Jet Skis, Kayaks, Sailboat snorkeling cruises, color-filled open water dives, and PADI certification courses are given daily, and serious divers will be pleased by the Pacific Coast offerings. Tropical favorites like puffer fish, eels, stingrays and dolphins swim these waters, and many people say that Coco Beach is home to the best diving in Costa Rica.

Surfing expeditions also depart from Coco Beach daily, mostly headed for Witch’s Rock to the north. The iconic landmark, made world famous in the movie Endless Summer 2, lies just a few miles north of Coco. With spectacular, consistent waves, the spot is a surfer’s favorite. Anglers also flock to Coco’s waters, and sport fishing trips can be arranged by any of the area tour operators.

Back on land, the town has grown. Grocery stores, banks and a post office have come to Coco. Coco is still a wonderfully small-town in many ways: roosters crow in the mornings, neighbors know each others’ names, and everyone will be happy to point you to the best pizza joint or local hangout in town.

In addition to offering excellent water sports and a hard-packed sand beaches for lazing, Coco is an extremely convenient base for your Northern Guanacaste wanderings. The region’s most popular attractions – canopy tours, adventure sports, and nature reserve tours – all offer pick up from Coco’s many hotels. In addition, the town is just 23 miles from Liberia and is well-connected to all area roads. If you want to explore a beautiful destination where adventure is always at your fingertips, Playa del Coco is the place to do it.

Edited by:
Kent Schwitters
Local Resident

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