Location - Playas del Coco
Playas del Coco is is one of the most well known beaches in the country. Located near the Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia. This is a very popular area for scuba diving with tours to Pelonas Islands, Catalina Islands and Bat Island. Playas del Coco is one of the largest village in Guanacaste province. Known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb. Very popular among the locals, Playas del Coco has a well developed infrastructure, with good roads and plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, discos and markets. And the nightlife here is also quite good. The beach of Playas del Coco itself is a grayish brown and the tide here often remains quite low. Surrounded by steep cliffs and hills, this horseshoe shaped bay area is the ideal place to have some fun. However, if you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, stay in the beautifull Hotel La Puerta del Sol, away from the center of town, where most of the fun happens. The main attraction of this beach is its excellent variety of tourist facilities and great weather. Besides fishing excursions, the sailing here is also quite good. Many tourists also use Playas del Coco as a base camp because of its affordable accommodations, when touring the Guanacaste region with the famous national parks. Guanacaste offers its visitors many activities to enjoy, ranging from bird watching, hiking and horseback riding to some terrific snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. While you are here you can visit the incredible Rincon de la Vieja National Park, the Guanacaste National Park, the Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, the Parque Nacional Palo Verde, the Marino Las Baulas National Park and the Parque Nacional Barra Honda. All these parks have their own unique characteristics and features, making a visit to each of them an experience in its self. If you only want to enjoy a quiet beach then Guanacaste is definitely the place to go.