Coco Beach

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Coco Beach which includes 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 $66 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
This family-friendly Coco condo building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
Paradise
"Heaven on Earth!"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 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 $70 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach and Playa Pedregosa are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.4/5 Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"Loved this hotel. Nice staff, beautiful grounds, spacious room and fun bar and restaurant with friendly customers. Breakfast was great"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2021

La Puerta del Sol
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 $90 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of El Coco Casino and Coco Beach. Ocotal Beach is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (177 reviews)
"Clean, affordable, great location downtown Coco"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

Hotel Colono 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.

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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 $66 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
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 $70 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
La Puerta del Sol
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 $90 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Hotel Colono Beach
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 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 $100 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front
Coco Beach Hotel
Coco Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Main Street, Playas del Coco, Coco, Guanacaste
The price is $77 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Coco Beach Hotel
Across from Coco Beach!
Across from Coco Beach!
Coco, Guanacaste
Across from Coco Beach!
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 $93 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
The Palms At 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.