Most Popular Destinations in Costa Rica-Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco is among the most well known beaches in the country. This “tranquilo” beach is a favorite for foreigners and Ticos alike, who often take part in the town’s ongoing fiesta. Coco’s party scene intensifies when the dry season starts, and sometimes the beach can feel crowded here. Playa del Coco, or Coco Beach, is one of the most accessible and popular beach areas 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.

beautiful sea beach in Playa del Coco

Playas del Coco is located approximately 20 miles from the city of Liberia, Costa Rica. Due to its close proximity to Guanacaste’s capital of Liberia, it has had historical importance. Due to Playa del Coco being one of the few beach areas in Guanacaste with an infrastructure it became a hub for tourism and business. Each and every tourist who come Guanacaste wants to visit Playas del Coco.

Hotels in Playas del Coco


Rancho Armadillo Estate


a beautiful picture of Rancho Arnadillo


Rancho Armadillo Estate, a private estate on 25 acres of rich dry tropical forest in Playas del Coco, is just like a private paradise! Rancho Armadillo sits on 25 acres surrounded by miles of undeveloped jungle, home to over 50 species of birds, Mountain Deer, Monkeys, Iguanas, Coatimundi and the endangered Guanacaste Grey Fox. This home away from home is a beautiful Spanish-colonial-style hacienda~spacious bungalows~with magnificent hardwood furniture~rainforest showers~voluminous bathrooms are adorned with exquisite tile work and stained glass.

Bahia Pez Vela


bahia pez vela, a laxurious hotel in Playas del Coco


Bahia Pez Vela offers among the highest-quality accommodations in northern Guanacaste. The goal is to go above and beyond guests’ expectations; to meet this objective, the resort continually strives to improve facilities and services in its effort to turn your vacation dreams into reality. It’s the ideal vacation getaway for families, couples traveling alone or together, or groups looking to experience all the adventures Costa Rica is famous for. Situated near the beach in El Ocotal, this aparthotel is close to Ocotal Beach and Coco Beach. Area attractions also include Hermosa Bay Beach and Panama Beach.

Hotel La Puerta del Sol


beautiful swimming pool at hotel Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol is located in a prestigious hotel zone in Ciudad Cariari. Hotel La Puerta del Sol is a beautifully decorated mediterranean style Resort with swimming pool and the Restaurant El Sol y La Luna. The Hotel is beautiful and the room was spacious. The staff are friendly and helpful. This hotel features an outdoor pool, a tour desk and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a fridge. It has an outdoor pool and a golf course as well as a concierge, a safe-deposit box and a 24 hour reception.

Restaurants in Playas del Coco




excellent dining hall of citron


The Latin American fusion restaurant is the one spot in town that has elevated the dining choices above run-of-the-mill options. With menu items such as the Run Sautéed Shrimp Salad, Tenderloin and Portobello Risotto, and Sea Bass Fideau, Citron is giving food lovers in Coco a chance to celebrate rather than merely eat. This restaurant is located opposite the Auto Mercado in Playas del Coco. It is very clean, and the chef is very accommodating to vegetarians and non-veggies alike! Here, in a relaxed atmosphere, you will enjoy Latin American fusion cuisine at its best.

Villa Italia


an excellent view of the swimming pool of villa italia


Surrounded by greenery, in a well-kept tropical garden is born Villa Italia, a nicely decorated outdoor restaurant.  At 400 mt. from Playa del Coco, Pacific Ocean. It is off the beaten path, but well worth the effort to find the place. If you are tired of “typical” Costa Rican food, go off the beaten path to Villa Italia and enjoy a quiet, lovely atmosphere and delicious, authentic Italian food.



Comfortable sitting arrangement of pisces restaurant


Pisces is located poolside at the Clubhouse at Coco Bay Estates in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Their menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches and daily specials all made from the finest, freshest ingredients. All the staffs are very professional but friendly.

Things to Do in Playas del Coco


Haras del Mar Equestrian Center

trained and healthy horses of Haras del Mar

The Riding Club CR located at Haras Del Mar was started in December 2011 at the existing stable facilities at Lomas Del Mar located in Guanacaste in the Pacific North West coast of Costa Rica. They have several trails to follow. Haras del Mar is run by people who truly have a passion for horses. Highly recommended if you are staying Coco/Hermosa area!

Impulso Sano Yoga & Reiki


sunset at impulso sato


If you are looking for a place for Yoga and Reiki in playas del Coco, Impulso Sano is one of the best ones. The studio located in a walking distance from downtown Coco in El Pueblito Center. Impulso, a Spanish word, means momentum, boost stimulus etc. On the other hand Sano means healthy or well. The goal of Impulso Sato is to speed up the process of healthy living through increasing life energy. They offer Vinyasa Yoga, Reiki Healing, Poi and Hoop-Dance Lessons, Hoop Aerobics, and Youth Hoop Events. We will discover your true self through practicing Vinyasa Yoga with the help of expert instructors. Reiki sessions will take care your body, while Poi and Hoop dance will focus on mind-body alignment.

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