Playas del coco, Playa Matapalo

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Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This region is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular destination with both local Costa Ricans as well as visitors from other countries during the traditional holiday seasons. Local Costa Ricans refer to Playas del Coco affectionately as "El Coco", while travellers from outside of Costa Rica use the name "Coco Beach", when mentioning this attractive locale.

Playas del Coco is located approximately 20 miles (32 kilometres) from the town of Liberia, Costa Rica. Liberia, the largest town in the province of Guanacaste, is connected to major historical events. While Costa Ricans have always appreciated this area as a vacation destination, the town experienced rapid growth due to the increasing number of international visitors and foreign born residents, who started arriving in the 1990s. Due to the fact that Playas del Coco is one of the few beach areas in Guanacaste with a rapidly expanding infrastructure, it has become a hub for tourism and business. Other adjacently located beach areas continue to grow as tourism related activities and the local population base expand.
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Playas del coco Reviews

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  • We popped along to coco beach twice once by boat $20 each and lots of slpashes and once by van $15 each both around 20mins but well worth the trip most of it was shut as the start of closing down due....  more »
  • Loved the vibe of this village...relaxed. We spent half a day wandering, shopping, eating. There were some local characters that added to the experience. The beer was cold, the seafood was fresh...  more »
  • Nothing special , not much more than a seedy shanty town , nothing to do there but eat and drink, not a pretty or scenic town  more »
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  • Place is just beautiful. Lots of trees. Very clean beach. Nice place to walk late afternoon sit down and enjoy the view. Must visit
  • Beautiful Costa Rica! Beach is a beach! The dark bits of sand make it look unique. Lots of little sea creatures and pelicans. Not the longest beach to walk.
  • Love it beautiful people are friendly lots to do lots of bars and resturants to go to. Fun fun fun
  • I will definitely be back. The dry season weather is amazing.
  • Beautiful sun set views on a clean beach. Souvenir shops and restaurants.

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