Playas del Coco
Playas del Coco at a Glance
- Solo Travelers
- Scuba Diving
- Sport Fishing
- Canopy Tours
- Liberia City
- Las Baulas Marine National Park
- Souvenir Shopping
Region: Guanacaste & The North Caribbean
Landscape: Beach, Dry Forest
Closest Airports: Liberia (international)
Altitude: Sea Level to 300 ft (100 m)
Average Temperature: 75-90° F (24-32º C)
Located less than an hour away from Liberia International Airport, Playas del Coco is one of the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica. Conformed by several small beaches, the most popular being the one that gives the town its name, “El Coco” as it’s affectionately called, is perhaps only to second to Liberia, in terms of most developed towns in the province of Guanacaste. A vast array of bars, restaurants and shops form the town’s main road, which also leads to the main beach; a perfectly positioned hub to go on various tours in the area.
Playas del Coco is recognized for its accessibility to supreme fishing areas and scuba diving locations, also for being the midway point to Witches Rock, a world-famous surfing spot.
From Playas del Coco you can also head out to places like the Catalinas Islands and Bat Islands, two areas known for their rich marine life.
- Downtown Coco is an exciting party location with dozens of bars and small clubs.
- Playas del Coco has access to modern amenities, including supermarkets, technology stores and fast food chains.
- With several properties in development, Coco is one of the most popular towns for relocating in Costa Rica.
- Just minutes away from the main road lies Villa Buena Onda, one of the country’s most exclusive boutique hotels.
How To Get There
By Air: You can fly directly into the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, just 15 miles from Playa del Coco.
By bus: Buses depart San Jose three times a day; the 5.5-hour ride costs about $7. Buses from Liberia depart almost every hour during day time.
By car: Take the Interamerican Highway (Route 1) to Liberia. From Liberia head west, follow signage to Coco. Drive takes approximately 20 min.