Playa Cocles, Cocles

4.6
#2 of 7 in Parks in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Enjoy a true Caribbean ambiance of crystal clear water, vividly green plants, and beautiful sunsets in Playa Cocles. Frequent winds and big waves make this beach a perfect spot for surfers while the on-site surf school offer lessons for the beginners. Relax under one of the many palm trees or take a walk while the fine white sand massages your feet. The currents can be strong in some places so watch for the signal flags or ask the lifeguards when looking for a place to take a dip. Refresh yourself with some exotic fruit from the fruit vendors. To visit Playa Cocles and other attractions in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, use our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip website .
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  • This is by far one of the nicest beaches I have ever been on. I was struck by the lack of crowds and trash, the gorgeous jungle trail, the sheer beauty of the place and the mellow vibes. Usually these...  more »
  • Quiet beach. Extensive sands perfect for children. Some shade near the road. Several offers to learn surfing.
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  • Nice long beach with good waves to learn surfing. Has a lifeguard, surf school and surf board rental. There are some bars and cafes on the other side of the road and it's close to Puerto Viejo. This b...  more »
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  • Nice beach. It's tough to go wrong on a beach in Costa Rica. This beach is clean and had good waves for boogy boards. There is also someone with surf boards for rent and lessons here as well. We saw people doing this while we were there, but we are not surfers. You are conveniently located near restaurants and other shops at this beach too.
  • Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, laid back Caribbean vibe.
  • Pretty clean beach for what we found in Costa rica. It is very large and at least has a lifeguard. Not be always, but when we were there were many waves, large enough and with much power. I would say that it is dangerous and I would not recommend going with children.
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  • Beautiful beach! Be careful with the currents! The waves beat strong. At the exit from the beach you can see sloths! 😍😍😍
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  • The surfer's Beach
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Where to stay in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers an excellent selection of accommodations, most of which cluster along the coastline to the north. Many lie on or just off the main highway, Route 256, which runs through the center of town. Budget-friendly accommodations abound here, with a plethora of youth hostels and beachfront bed and breakfasts, as well as a large selection of mid-range hotels.
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