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Playas del Coco, Guanacaste

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Playas del Coco is among the most well known beaches in the country. Located near the Golfo de Papagayo, this beautiful beach is easily accessible by all and is less than a 40-km drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia.

A very popular area for sport fishing, Playas del Coco is the largest village in Guanacaste province. Known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb, this busy beach is a prime scuba diving spot, with many tour and dive companies set up here.

Very popular among the locals, Playas del Coco has a well developed infrastructure, with good roads and plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos, casinos, hotels, resorts and markets. The nightlife here is also quite good, so if you happen to visit the area during Christmas or Easter week expect to find a lot of people here partying ‘beach style.’

The beach of Playas del Coco itself is a grayish brown and the tide here often remains quite low. Surrounded by steep cliffs and hills, this horseshoe shaped bay area is the ideal place to have some fun. However, if you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, try staying away from the center of town, where most of the fun happens.

From Playas del Coco you can also head out to Pelonas Islands, Catalinas and Bat Islands as well, which are excellent sites to spot turtles, sharks and octopuses in the natural environment. The main attraction of this beach is its excellent variety of tourist facilities and great weather. Besides fishing excursions, the sailing here is also quite good. Many tourists also use Playas del Coco as a base camp because of its affordable accommodations, when touring the Guanacaste region.



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