Playas del Coco
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El Coco 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 call home.
Playa 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 in Liberia .
This pleasant 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 at work.
Playas del Coco is one of the best known beaches
in the country. Plays del Coco is the best known
for it's sports fishing
, surfing, scuba diving and
Playas del 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
within easy reach, this
busy beach is a prime scuba diving
spot, with many tour and
diving companies set up here. Social life is very
active and 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
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.
The 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
The 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.
Phone: (506) 665-0007
Contact: Wendy Taylor
Remarks: About 40 minutes to Liberia. School is
branch of larger school
in San Jose.
Phone: (506) 666-2903
Remarks: About 40 minutes to Liberia. School has
been operating for
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
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
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
Approximately 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 following websites: