Playas del coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Coco Beach
Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco is located in the province of Guanacaste on the North-Pacific coast of Costa Rica just about 30 minutes from the Daniel Oduber International Airport.

Playas del Coco is among the most well-known beaches in the country and just as popular for local week-enders as it is for backpackers and tourists in the close by hotels of the area. Before all this is because of its great weather during almost all year. Most of the Guanacaste province is located within one of the most important remaining areas of tropical dry forest in Central America; therefore we have very little rain here. Being the rainiest months September and October.

Playas del Coco has raised from being a very important commercial fishing village, to become a popular area for sport fishing and it is also known as the gateway for surfers to reach world class surf spots like Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock in the Santa Rosa National Park.

The fishing tradition has never been lost and is now stronger than ever. While still maintaining a small commercial fleet, the real action in Playas del Coco is with the sport fisherman. Born and raised locals who once were to put food on their families tables have become owners and captains on the rising Sport Fishing Fleet.

Inside the Gulf of Papagayo lies the most fertile marine area of the Norhern Pacific Coast, as an important breeding ground for the majority of large and small marine species.

A lot of the good fishing is done on smaller open boats called Pangas using light tackle and live bait, but one can also hire a large air conditioned Sport fishing yacht