Playas del Coco Attractions

Top Things to Do in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Playas del Coco

Top Attractions in Playas del Coco


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  • ken a
    1 contribution
    We just spent almost 14 hours on a tour to Monte Verde , Costa Rica with Manuel and it was fabulous. He picked us up promptly at 6am for the four hour drive. Their mini van was very comfortable and was equipped with cold drinks if needed.
    The last section of road to Monte Verdi was a challenge for most vehicles as it was littered with holes and wash outs but Manuel maneuvered his way up like a real pro. We stopped on the way for coffee and pastries.
    Manuel was very knowledgeable on local geography and history which made the trip even more enjoyable.
    He also accompanied us for the entire tour through the cloud forest which many tour drivers don’t do.
    I would give this company 6 stars if that option was available !
    The tour could have been 3 hours shorter if they would do some maintenance on the roads!
    Canadians Ken Jean and Deb
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Ravi B.
    Las Vegas, NV23 contributions
    Want to let the people in charge know that the staff at ScubaCaribe is top notch. Camillo was very informative with all of the services your company provides for the guests at the Guanacaste Riu. He gave us an awesome price on the Catamaran Sunset tour. We liked it so much that we later purchased the water taxi to Coco Beach, and also chartered a half day fishing trip through you as well.

    The Catamaran trip included snorkeling. Under water, we saw sea turtles, schools of colorful fish, and manta rays. Our guide, "Rhasta" was very informative and helpful in many ways. He took photos of us in caves that are only accessible during low tide, and was a wealth of information about the area and its many attractions. They provided all the necessary equipment, fruit, and water bottles. The Captain's name was Orlando and he did a great job as well.

    Rhasta was with us again for the water taxi to Coco Beach and it was interesting to have him inform us of all the celebrities that have homes in the Papagayo Gulf, as we passed them on the way to Coco Beach. The Captain even took us into some caves so we could see all the crabs scurrying away as we pulled close. These extra things are not necessary to get you from point A to point B, but they sure were appreciated.

    As for the deep sea fishing, we had 4 people, plus the Captain ("Macho"), and his first mate. To be honest, we did not catch huge fish. We opted for a less expensive trip (less than $250 for all four of us) with bottom fishing instead of trolling, but that said, every person caught more than one fish. And the crew was very helpful with tips and techniques to make sure we did not go back empty handed. We ended up keeping 4 of the dozen fish caught and took them back to the hotel for the chef to cook them up for us. All the equipment and bait were provided, and we had a great morning with these guys.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • roadadvisor
    San Jose, Costa Rica76,837 contributions
    Rojas Bros own and run by a native family of Coco beach...Mr Rojas was a real Coco beach PIONEER

    They offer a great combination of souvenirs...from the coast and from different areas of Costa Rica
    Written 15 November 2018
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  • GC1
    4 contributions
    We were grateful to find this church not too far from our hotel in Guanacaste. Took a water taxi to Playa del Coco. Went to mass then spent a bit of time in the town. Mass is at 11:00 Sunday
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • erinbchi
    Chicago, IL98 contributions
    Great store if you want to support some local artists and are looking for upgrades from some of the typical souvenir shops. I got a great pair or earrings and necklace here that were unique. Tons of art for anyone who is looking to bring home some art. Higher quality soft style tshirts. Just a nice little shop to get some quality gifts.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Debra T
    Playas del Coco, Costa Rica126 contributions
    I've been going to church here for numerous years. God's presence is felt there every time and I'm blessed to have had so many experiences, blessings and long friendships come from being a part of this wonderful congregation. The Spanish church has grown so sweetly and big and the "gringo" church, although it grows and then gets small with the seasons, the love and connection remains.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • renee636
    Victoria, Canada146 contributions
    We have purchased many gifts from there to take back with us for family and friends. Their decorative art pillows are amazing. A few weeks ago, we bought ourselves a gorgeous new standing lamp with a hand painted shade. They will hand paint any size of shade. We love the customer service there as well.
    Written 2 January 2023
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  • Liv R
    5 contributions
    This market is held once a week and it is something that my family looks forward to as the day approaches. Many fresh and healthy foods, handmade jewelry, paintings, and entertainment for the children! We will be back.
    Written 29 August 2017
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  • Dorothy M
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    Massage therapists are excellent and very professional. My sisters and I book weekly massages during our 6 week stay. The staff are welcoming and they don’t disappoint!
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Kristina G
    1 contribution
    Very fun experience, the staff are amazing and so sweet. They are very knowledgeable about their services and explained everything to us and made sure we were comfortable
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • michelle s
    Ashland, MA37 contributions
    It wasn't terribly far from the beach, but it was a dark walk down a poorly lit road at night.

    I'm not easily off-put by imperfect conditions, but, at this time, this place was $75 US for a gross room in a sub-standard location. The bathroom was disgusting, cracked, dirty tub, the room smelled. The desk staff were not terribly friendly, not staffed after 8 pm, but there was a very nice night guard. I don't recommend it.
    Written 1 January 2016
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  • Brix510
    San Jose, CA952 contributions
    Seems like a place where the odds are stacked against you and the options for gaming are limited. Check the beach out instead of wasting your time here
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Ckenney3
    Sacramento, CA12 contributions
    I stopped by Cata Chocolate to see what they were about and scheduled a chocolate making class with Susana.
    It was great! She walked me through the whole process to get from bean to chocolate bar. Then I got to make some chocolate molds. Best of all, I got to take some of it home!
    Susana was very professional, friendly, and informative. Since no one else had scheduled that day, I really appreciated she offered the class just for me.
    Written 25 November 2022
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