View of Playas del Coco in the winter

Playas Del Coco  pronounced (plah-yahz-del-coco) -

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Playas del Coco is nestled in the gorgeous Gulf of Papagayo. Located in the northern part of Costa Rica and a short distance to Nicaragua, Coco has become a jumping off location to see some of the other world class nature sights from volcanoes, jungles, river trips and state preserves of wild animals of various kinds including monkeys, iguanas and numerous birds, various plants and jungle growth.  Seeing numerous varieties of turtles laying their eggs at specific times of the year is breath taking.  Playas del Coco is known for a huge variety of beautiful flowers and pristine views.  For those who wish excitement there zip lining tours over canyons, mountain hikes, and of course snorkeling and water skiing, etc.   

Costa Rica’s newly renovated International Airport is located just fifteen minutes from Playas del Coco the paradise of Costa Rica and the fastest growing resort city in the State of Guanacaste.  Travel to Coco from the Liberia airport is pleasant with lush vegetation during the latter half of the year and the beaches in Playas del Coco and surrounding areas are clean, small breakers with warm water for swimming and wading.  Coco has a boardwalk where one can sit and watch the sunset or enjoy the cool breeze while allowing the children to play in the sand and ocean.  There are numerous quality restaurants, entertainment centers with music and dancing as well as high quality resorts for an enjoyable stay.  The people are friendly and the weather is warm year round. 

Investment in the area is growing with numerous apartment and condos, extensive resorts and luxury homes.  There are also mountainous vantage points, fishing, boating, skin diving, snorkeling, and other forms of entertainment.  The atmosphere is slow, friendly, and harmoniously pleasant. 

Costa Rica has been known for years for its medical technology and the new Cima hospital and medical center is just a ten minute drive from Coco and is now open and available should help be required.  There are additional dental facilities in Coco as well as Liberia just 30 minutes away.  Because of the lower prices, many people take advantage of these opportunities.

Coco is located in the northern part of Costa Rica and a short distance to Nicaragua should one wish to visit the country.  It is also a jumping off location to see some of the other world class nature sights from volcanoes, jungles, river trips and state preserves of wild animals of various kinds including monkeys, iguanas and numerous birds, various plants and jungle growth.  Seeing numerous varieties of turtles laying their eggs at specific times of the year is breath taking.  Costa Rica is known for a huge variety of beautiful flowers and pristine views.  For those who wish excitement there is wire slides over canyons, mountain hikes, and of course snorkeling water skiing, etc.   

Coco business center is compact and within walking distance making it a popular location for shopping, dining and sight-seeing.. Internationally acclaimed fishing, diving, and guided tours are sure to entertain even the most discriminating travelers.. Several large corporations are investing in luxurious resorts with several planning additional investments. Big name investors have taken a liking to this area such as Steve Case (AOL founder), Andre Agassi (tennis pro), Mel Gibson (Actor/Producer), and even Frank Biden (United States Vice President Joe Biden's Brother)  to name a few. If you're looking to just relax with a frozen margarita in your hand at one of the world-class beach clubs overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo, or Dance the night away at the various Night Clubs, this is the place for you!

Playas del Coco hotels include: Coco Beach Hotel, Flor de Itabo, Coco Palms hotel, and Pacifico Palms Resort.

Entrance to gated community of Pacifico.

Pacifico Plaza on Main St.

One of Coco's Supermarkets

Coco Supermarket at Dusk.

Pacifico Beach Club