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Coco Beach

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Coco Beach featuring a sandy beach

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.

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Top Hotels Close to Coco Beach

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
Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $69 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in the heart of Coco, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)
Great studio very close to the beach if you want to discover the area rent a gas golf cart
"Very clean great communication with the owner Only one suggestion to have beach towels We felt very secure. Because it has a gated entrance and night security.. If we visit coco beach again we will stay here.."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
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 $87 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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.
4.5/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)
"I like the location, the staff is exceptional, the rooms are large, the breakfast is very good, the pool and the Garden Bar are great. Really like the Market that was on site Sunday...made shopping so easy. Playa del Sol is our go to hotel in El Coco."

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2021

La Puerta del Sol
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
The price is CA $100 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Nestled on the beach, this Coco hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coco Beach and Ocotal Beach. Playa Hermosa and Marina Papagayo are also within 25 mi (40 km).
3/5 (20 reviews)
"This property was awful! Next to a dump , loud music playing ALL night long, the shower did not work and the sink almost fell over. It was an absolute dump !!"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2020

Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
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Best Lodging Options Near Coco Beach

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
Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $69 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Location! Modern Apt & Deck in Downtown, Steps to Beach, Fiber Optic Wifi, AC
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 $87 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
La Puerta del Sol
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
The price is CA $100 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
Casa Cormoran
Casa Cormoran
3 out of 5
Playas del Coco, Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste
Casa Cormoran
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
Hotel Colono Beach
Hotel Colono Beach
3 out of 5
50 m. oeste y 25 m. norte de Supercompro, Playas del Coco, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is CA $109 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Hotel Colono 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 $75 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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!
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.