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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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

Where to stay around Playas del Coco?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 664 vacation rentals near Playas del Coco. From 342 Condos/Apartments to 155 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playas del Coco for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playas del Coco?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playas del Coco. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • North America: 594,891 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 787 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,151 vacation rentals
  • Playa Ocotal: 1,085 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playas del Coco! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playas del Coco?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playas del Coco:

  • Tamarindo: 1,382 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 787 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,151 rentals
  • Playa Ocotal: 1,085 rentals
  • Liberia: 1,978 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playas del Coco?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playas del Coco. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,271 rentals
  • Ocotal Beach: 1,662 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 1,239 rentals
  • Playa Penca: 2,004 rentals
  • Santa Rosa National Park: 59 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playas del Coco listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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