Nearly all of Costa Rica’s two million-plus tourists each year visit at least one beach during their vacation. Logistics are easy given that the San Jose International Airport is a little less than one hour from the closest Pacific Coast beach, and it only takes 30 minutes or so to get to the coast from the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste in the north Pacific.
Affectionately called “El Coco” by Costa Ricans or “Coco Beach” by foreign visitors and residents, Playa del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
The festive beach has long been a popular tourist destination for both foreigners and Costa Ricans, and is one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica.
People come from all over to visit this tranquil horseshoe-shaped bay to relax and enjoy the village’s ongoing beach party. There is always a lot going on at plenty of restaurants, bars, casinos, discos and shops. Newly opened this month in Playa del Coco is the second Hard Rock Café in Costa Rica.
Hills surrounding the bay provide beautiful views. There are three little islands offshore of the three-kilometer-long grey sand beach, where scuba divers go to swim with sharks, stingrays, turtles and colorful schools of fish. Other things to do in Playa del Coco include world-class sportfishing, snorkeling, boating, surfing, horseback riding, hiking, and zip lines. Close by is the Las Baulas National Marine Park where you can see nesting Leatherback, Pacific Green and Hawksbill sea turtles.
For places to stay in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica condo rentals and Costa Rica vacation homes are your best bet. It’s like having your own luxury beach home in Costa Rica while on vacation. You have privacy, freedom and comfort for an affordable price at vacation rentals in Playa del Coco.
All Costa Rica Rental, which manages a group of vacation rentals in Costa Rica, is your best source for Costa Rica beach rentals in Playa del Coco. Contact them today to see what vacation homes and condos are available for your holiday.
Getting to Playa del Coco is easy. Playa del Coco is located approximately 22 miles (35 km) from the city of Liberia, the capital of the Guanacaste province in Costa Rica, and 17 miles (27 km) from the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia.
Article by Shannon Farley