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Coco Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Explore the depths of the ocean with your snorkel and fly through the treetops of the jungle on a zip line in this picturesque beach town.

The charming coastal town of Coco Beach (Playas del Coco) is known for its bars, restaurants and picturesque stretches of sand. Its clear waters are a haven for divers and the surrounding jungle is home to intriguing Costa Rican wildlife. The clubs and casinos in the downtown area provide a lively nightlife atmosphere. Spend the afternoon zip-lining through a maze of trees or sunbathing at the beach. In the evening, relax with a drink at the bars downtown.

There are many tour operators in the area that take travelers on unforgettable journeys through unusual terrain. Try zip-lining to fly through the jungle like a bird. Take a horse ride from the Haras del Mar Equestrian Center along the beach. Capture photos of the mountains and forests beyond the sand and sea.

Go diving or snorkeling in the clear ocean water to see colorful fish right in front of your eyes. On certain tours, you can get close to sharks, rays and other fearsome creatures. Take a sailing course around the small islands offshore. If you’re lucky, turtles, whales and dolphins will swim within view.

Make your way to Coco Beach in the afternoon to take advantage of the sunny weather. Sip from a large coconut as you relax on the sand. Build sandcastles and search for treasure with the kids. Admire the rugged coastline and picturesque rocky cliffs.

Dine at one of the restaurants downtown for typical Costa Rican specialties that include rice, beans, corn tortillas and tropical fruits. Enjoy some local guaro liquor and dance to traditional folk music. Several hotels offer casino services, where you can try your luck on the slot machines.

The town of Coco Beach lies on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of Liberia. A scenic coastal drive from Liberia should take a little over 1 hour. Panama Beach and Hermosa Bay Beach can be found just north of the small oceanfront town. Liberia International Airport is just 30 minutes away by car.

Top things to do in Coco Beach

Top Hotels Close to Coco Beach

La Puerta del Sol
La Puerta del Sol
3 out of 5
De zi lounge 200 metros este y 50 metro, sur Guanacaste, Coco
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

4.4/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)

"A short walk to the beach and the local town but set in a quiet neighbourhood this small hotel offers a good range of facilities. The kitchen/catering could do with an upgrade, otherwise I was very happy with the service and friendliness of the staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

La Puerta del Sol
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Agua de Lechuga, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $87 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in the heart of Coco, this romantic condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
You Got What You Need

"This is a nice condo with everything that you need. Location is perfect for getting out and getting what you need - Groceries, Pharmacy, Beach, Bars, etc. all with a little stroll of no more than 10 minutes. Folks are friendly and despite some language shortcomings on my part, we always get it figured ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
3 out of 5
Playas del Coco, Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste
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Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ocotal Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Playa Hermosa and Papagayo Golf and Country Club. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Muy atenta la dueña y muy amable, el lugar es muy bonito."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2020

Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Coco Beach Flight + Hotel Deals

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel
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Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
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Best Lodging Options Near Coco Beach

La Puerta del Sol
La Puerta del Sol
3 out of 5
De zi lounge 200 metros este y 50 metro, sur Guanacaste, Coco
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
La Puerta del Sol
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Agua de Lechuga, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $87 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
3 out of 5
Playas del Coco, Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste
Las Quintas Monkey Lookout & Rural House
Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo!
Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo!
Villa Riviera D10 Las Palmas, Coco, Guanacaste
Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo!
Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
2.5 out of 5
75 metros este y 100 norte, de Zi Lounge Calle La Chorrera, Coco, Guanacaste
Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
The Palms At Coco Beach
The Palms At Coco Beach
3 out of 5
Playas del Coco, next to soccer field, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
The Palms At Coco Beach
Laura's House Bed & Breakfast
Laura's House Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
Calle la Chorrera, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $78 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Laura's House Bed & Breakfast
Cabinas Chale
Cabinas Chale
2.5 out of 5
Del bar Latin, 600m norte, Coco, Guanacaste
Cabinas Chale
Across From Coco Beach!
Across From Coco Beach!
Las Magnolias, #8, Coco, Guanacaste
Across From Coco Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.