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Playas del Coco, Guanacaste

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View of Playas del Coco

If your dream vacation includes partying at the beach, water sports and the option to get in some fishing, you should book your flight to Costa Rica right now. Fly into Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport and you’ll be just a short drive away from the beach of your dreams, Playas del Coco. This beach is easily accessible to the public, and is one of Costa Rica’s most well-known since it draws scores of local and international tourists each year. This beach isn’t for the traveler that is looking for serenity and peace, this beach is for the traveler that is looking to mix and mingle.

As the largest village in the province of Guanacaste, Playas del Coco offers an abundance of accommodations and services for visitors. Savvy travelers can find budget hotels to help them save a little money, which they can use in the village for shopping and eating at restaurants. Playas del Coco makes an excellent base camp for those visitors that are planning to explore the general Guanacaste province.

Daytime in Playas del Coco

Daytime at Playas del Coco is laid back, with plenty of activites to please any traveler, from thrill-seekers to families. Due to the area’s popularity, roads have been built in the village so you can easily access the markets, shops, casinos and restaurants.

If you prefer to spend your day by the beach, you’re in for some fun. The views are gorgeous, as this tropical beach is surrounded by hills. You can also head to a few close-by islands and national parks where you can spot sharks while scuba diving or you may run into huge marine turtles nesting on the beach.

If you are looking for activities off of the beach, you can find a tour operator that will offer horseback riding, surfing, sport fishing, scuba diving, hiking, snorkeling or even just simple bird-watching.

Nightlife at Coco

Nightlife in town is truly something to experience, if you’re looking for a party. Not the quiet, serene atmosphere that you’d find at a luxury resort, a nighttime party in Playas del Cocos will give you the opportunity to meet both Ticos that are on holiday, and international visitors from all over the world. Attend a beach-style party in the town’s plaza and you may find yourself having the time of your life at a casino, a disco or a local bar.

Water Sports

With a beach village comes the obvious – an opportunity for water activities and sports. Surfing is popular in Costa Rica because of the amazing waves and the warm tropical waters, and Playas del Coco is no different. While there are no waves just in front there is access to a few of the best surf beaks in Costa Rica; Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point.

There are also many companies that you can book with that will offer you a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure. If you are visiting this beach, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to dive into the waters and swim with the local fish in their natural environment.

The Playas del Coco area is also known for its world-class sport fishing. Other water activities include jet skiing, kayaking and sailing.
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