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Coco Beach Costa Rica

Coco Beach Guanacaste

Playas del Coco is one of the most well-known beaches in the country. Located near the Golfo de Papagayo, this beautiful beach is easily accessible and is less than a 25-mile drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Liberia. One of the main reasons this beach is so popular, besides the great beauty and weather, is Coco is so convenient to everything hotels, markets, casinos, and the variety of outside nature activities.

Many tourists use Playas del Coco as a base camp because of its affordable accommodations, when touring the Guanacaste region. Coco Beach is also known primarily as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb.

There are plenty of charming boats anchored in Playa del Coco and that means plenty of opportunities to go fishing excursions. Coco is noted for a great number of Pacific sailfish, some in excess of 150 pounds; hello, striped marlin to 275 pounds, and blue and black marlin, some approaching 700 pounds, 700 POUNDS! It may also be the very best location known for record class roosterfish. 60 to 70 pounders are almost always available, with frequent catches approaching 100 pounds. All billfish and roosters are catch and release.

Playas del Coco also boasts a variety of other pelagic fish including wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and dorado. Additionally, there are 100 pounds plus amberjack, big cubera snapper, grouper, cabrilla, and jack crevalle

Most of the fishing company’s are nice enough to pick you up at your hotel and of course, guarantee you so some awesome sport fishing. Nothing like reeling in a 100 to 700 pounder…we think that’s something you’ll never forget! I’m getting excited just writing about this!

This busy beach is a prime scuba diving spot, with many tours and dive companies ready to serve. I’ve been told they will pick you up at your hotel! The sandy shore at Playa del Coco Costa Rica is quite wide at low tide and just about nonexistent at high tide.

In between high and low tide, it’s just right to begin a new adventure…Diving is by far the most popular water sport in Playa del Coco Costa Rica. From there you can also head out to Pelonas Islands, Catalinas, and Bat Islands, which are excellent sites to spot turtles, sharks, and octopuses in the natural environment.

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