Playas del Coco, Coco, Costa Rica

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Playas del Coco, Coco, Costa Rica

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Tropical vibes in Playas del Coco

Stooping palm trees recline over blonde sands. The click of bicycles mingles with the sound of clinking mojitos. The swill of the Pacific surf and the creak of sail boats is audible between the bouts of Latin fiesta that erupt in the evenings. Welcome to one of the liveliest, most fun-loving corners of the Guanacaste coast. Bag yourself Playas del Coco vacation rentals with glimmering pools, or a pad that's just a stone's throw from the beach, and you could be sipping cocktails with the locals, splashing in the wide bays, scuba diving, or seeking out sea turtles along tropical shores.

Dance, drink, and dine in Playas del Coco

The living's good in Playas del Coco. From the searing Tico seafood grills and jazz-playing cocktail bars that line the central strips, to the wide arc of beachside promenade that fringes the Pacific Ocean, there are plenty of spots to let loose, dine, and dance the night away. When the sun rises again, the waters beckon. SCUBA diving is hugely popular, boat rentals are everywhere, sport-fishing is a favorite, and there's even some light surf swells for those who aren't ready for the roaring tubes of Tamarindo quite yet.

The zesty draws of Playas del Coco

Book Playas del Coco vacation rentals between the central plaza and the beachfront to be surrounded by card-stacking casino rooms and cocktail bars _ the perfect place to channel your inner spring breaker and feel the pulsating nightlife of this youthful Tico resort. The streets there are also interspersed with spots like the Rojas Bros Boruca, a gallery of indigenous art. And you certainly won't have to venture far to see the wilder side of Guanacaste _ the Santa Rosa National Park is just to the north, complete with its tapirs and mangroves, cougars and spider monkeys.

Tropical rains and scorching sun in Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco vacation rentals located along the shore are the perfect antidote to the scorching heatwaves of the Costa Rican year _ temperatures here regularly sit upwards of 90 degrees, no matter the month. Although the warmth remains largely constant, there's a distinct rainy and dry season in these parts. From August to September is when the most precipitation falls in Playas del Coco, while the Guanacaste coast can get dry and dusty for the rest of the year, leaving a long season for vacationers and sun seekers heading south.

Tropical reserves around Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco is just a taster of the raw natural beauty that the region has to offer. Wide bays of yellow-shaded sands arc their way between rocky outcrops along the edge of the center, and stooping palms bow low to offer respite from the sun. For something wilder, head north to the Santa Rosa National Park. A world of untrodden pebble beaches, misty mangroves, tropical dry forests, and sloshing Pacific waters, it's got tapirs and spider monkeys, Ridley sea turtles and blazing red-pink sunsets every night.