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is more vibrant than ever! There is
always something exciting to do or
see. Whether it is taking in a
show, enjoying an outdoor festival,
attending a community class, or
simply hanging out and enjoying El
Coco’s unique culture. It is the
people that make El Coco special.
This is a place to work, live and
del Coco lies 35 kilometres (22
miles) west of Liberia, Guanacaste’s
main city, and is the easiest beach
on the Nicoya Peninsula to access by
road from San José.
and just 24 km
or 20 minutes drive from the Daniel
Oduber International Airport
fishing town is a popular
destination for Ticos, and offers a
variety of nightlife and
restaurants. Sailboats and fishing
boats can be seen scattered
throughout the bay, offering a great
opportunity to watch local fisherman
Playas del Coco is one of the best
known beaches in the country. Plays
del Coco is the best known for it's
scuba diving and snorkelling.
Coco is the largest village in
Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.
Originally known as the main Costa
Rica hub for surfers with places
like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock
reach, this busy beach is a prime
many tour and diving companies set
up here. Social life is very active
dining and nightlife are superb.
Playas del Coco has a fairly well
developed infrastructure, good roads
and lots of shops, restaurants,
bars, discos, casinos, hotels,
resorts and markets
. If you happen to visit the area
during Christmas or Easter week
expect to find a lot of people here
partying ‘beach style’, when the
main road is practically impassable
from 10 pm until 3 am.
sand of Playas del Coco beach itself
is a greyish-brown and the tide here
often remains quite low. Surrounded
by steep hills, this horseshoe
shaped bay area is the ideal place
to have fun. However, if you are
looking for a quiet spot to relax,
try staying away from the centre of
town, which could be quite busy with
tourists and local people.
Country Day School in Guanacaste
(Pre-K through Grade 12)
Location: Playa Brasilito
Phone: (506) 654-5042
Contact: Patrick Brown
Remarks: About an hour drive south
to Brasilito, considered the best
school in the area. Tuition is
$7,500 per year.
International Christian School
Phone: (506) 665-0007
Contact: Wendy Taylor
Remarks: About 40 minutes to
Liberia. School is branch of larger
in San JosÈ.
Phone: (506) 666-2903
Remarks: About 40 minutes to
Liberia. School has been operating
According to Lonely Planet, Playa Ocotal has
“the cleanest and quietest beach in the
area, offering good swimming and
snorkelling.” Known for its breathtaking
view of the Gulf of Papagayo, with lush
Santa Rosa National Park across the way,
Playa Ocotal is a dreamy getaway for those
seeking peace and relaxation. Elegant
vacation homes scatter the mountainside
through Ocotal on the way to Bahía Pez Vela
– then disappear from sight the moment you
enter our secluded community.
Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula
Once part of Nicaragua, the Guanacaste
province chose to secede from Nicaragua to
join Costa Rica in 1824. Famous for its
unforgettable beaches, perfect climate and
friendly residents, Guanacaste is Costa
Rica’s most popular visitor destination.
Nicknamed the “Gold Coast”, Guanacaste
enjoys a drier climate than the rest of the
country; the region experiences little
precipitation even during the rainy season –
just one of the reasons why so many feel it
is “the place to be” in Costa Rica.
With an international airport in Liberia,
Guanacaste’s main city, and direct flights
now available from Atlanta to Liberia on
Delta Airlines, visitors destined for
Guanacaste can bypass San José altogether –
and head straight for the beach.
The Nicoya Peninsula’s spectacular beaches
and long Pacific coastline are the region’s
star attractions. The country’s best dive
sites are here, as well as ample opportunity
for record-breaking sportfishing, surfing,
snorkelling, swimming or just plain
sun-worshipping. The area also offers
excellent windsurfing and sailing.
A region rich in folklore, music, colour and
delicious casados (typical dishes),
Guanacaste offers up the bounty of the sea
to its tables, including lobster, ceviche
and whole pescaditos (fish).
The area’s national parks harbour some of
the oldest formations in the country, such
as the caverns of Barra Honda National Park,
with their many stalactites and stalagmites,
as well as important expanses of dry
tropical forest. In addition, many of the
region’s protected areas possess worldwide
importance for protection of wildlife,
including the several species of sea turtle
that nest on the peninsula’s beaches.
National Parks in the Area
Guanacaste is home to several national parks
protecting a spectacular host of flora,
fauna and marine life.
Approximately 90 kilometres (55 miles) from
the property. Stroll through a network of
caverns created sixty million years ago by
limestone reefs thrust upward by tectonic
Approximately 75 kilometers (45 miles) from
the property, across from Santa Rosa
National Park. Rainforest, tropical wet
forest, cloud forest and tropical dry forest
shelter hundreds of bird and animal species
and thousands of insect and plant species.
Marino Las Baulas
Approximately 75 kilometers (45
miles) from the property. On the northern
side of the village of Tamarindo, this
national park protects Playa Grande, one of
the world’s most important nesting sites for
the leatherback turtle (baula in Spanish).
Leatherbacks are the largest reptiles in the
world, with some measuring an astounding
five meters (over 16 feet) head to tail.
Approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from
the property. A migratory and resident
waterfowl refuge, the lakes and floodplains
here are inhabited by more than 50,000
waterfowl and forest birds. Swimmers, take
note: crocodiles up to five meters (over 16
feet) long have been seen in the Tempisque
River, which runs through the park.
Rincón de la Vieja
Approximately 60 kilometres (35 miles) from
the property. This park’s claim to fame is
the active volcano it’s named after; it also
boasts the country’s largest populations of
guarias moradas (purple orchids), Costa
Rica’s national flower.
75 kilometers (45 miles) from the property,
across from Guanacaste National Park. This
park harbours important habitat for
protection and restoration of Costa Rica’s
Pacific dry forests, as well as several sea
turtle nesting sites.
For more information on these and other
National Parks in Costa Rica, check out the
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