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Playas del Coco

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea. Offering one of the few beaches in the area with a tourist infrastructure, sunbathing, swimming, and other kinds of seaside amusements have become hallmarks of Playas del Coco itineraries. Sitting in a horseshoe-shaped bay, the town still has the scale of a small fishing village, but that all changes when the crowds arrive on the weekend. The town benefits from a burgeoning nightlife scene, centered around the bars close to the town's central plaza, as well as casinos and clubs. Playas del Coco is in Province of Guanacaste. Use our Costa Rica trip planner to arrange your visit to Playas del Coco and other destinations in Costa Rica.
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Condominiums remain the most popular accommodations in Playas del Coco, with a number of private rentals offering views over the bay and easy beach access. Many are set a few minutes back from the coastline, but their elevated position means they still offer pleasant vistas. For something a bit more luxurious, stay at one of the high-end hotels or beach resorts nestled right up by the water.
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