Posts tagged with "COCOBEACH"



18. January 2017
These are great ideas for those staying within Coco Beach area or at one of the Riu hotels.
10. October 2016
With the recent US Presidential Elections going on for the last few months, many arguments and quarrels have risen. Citizens are stressed, outraged and some embarrassed about the 2 main candidates. Some to the lengths of threatening to leave the country if their candidate does not win. Costa Rica offers plenty of real estate for you. You can choose to live in a country with no army since 1948. It is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. Various crops are harvested throughout the...
05. October 2016
If you are near Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) a visit is a must. You can spend an entire day in Coco. You can start of the morning by visiting places like Congo Cafe or Java that serve breakfast, smoothies and coffee in general. There is a nice atmosphere and the ginormous waffles, syrup, cream, strawberries and blackberries they serve at Java are spectacular. You can enjoy as early as 7 am. Those staying at Riu can take a shuttle as early as 9 am, placing you at Coco around 9:30 am. After...
20. June 2016
The Monkey Farm is a non-profit site that caters a home for various animals as well as creating a sustainable organic farm through permaculture. It allows volunteers to interact with animals, rescue them and learn about sustainable farming while they live on-site. Travelers from all over the world visit the Monkey Farm and either camp out or stay in one of their cabins. Another option is to stay at Ocotal or Coco Beach and travel to the Monkey Farm (5 minute drive). Another great option for...
02. April 2016
Many travelers in Costa Rica always ask about the rumors that the Caribbean is a dangerous place. This is a little bit of a gray area. The situation on Caribbean is the drug trafficking, but this is mainly an issue around the port of Moin or in the city of Limon where some may experiece racism from some of the local that afro-caribbean, while further south you'll reach Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo where it's laid back and rastafarian/surfer place. In the north you have Tortuguero which is a...
10. February 2016
Every year when the Guanacaste heat begins to increase, specially during February and March, the wind is there to make life more bearable. The wind keeps the temperature down, cooling you off while assisting any cold drink you may have with you. So be ready when going t o the beach, BBQ'n, enjoying an ice cream or eating spaghetti and meat balls. A gust of wind may blown one of your meat balls right off the table and onto the floorr (then your poor meatball will roll out the door, LOL). With...
10. January 2016
LAR offers travelers super shuttle options to Coco Beach or Tamarindo Beach. Those interested in just shopping, dinning and nightlife are going to want tickets to Coco Beach. This is a fisherman town that offers fresh seafood, casinos, bars, markets and wild night life. Tamarindo is the largest beach town in Guanacaste. This is a hippy/surfer town that is great for surf lessons, beach fun, shopping and dinning. Coco Beach Super Shuttle departs every 2 hours starting at 9am until 7pm. The rate...
06. November 2015
We are nearing December and the trade winds that usually come with it, affecting mainly the pacific coast. For surfers, this means great swells for surfing. These swells are so large that locals and travelers are able to surf at beaches that do not offer waves for surfing during the rest of the year. Some of the more popular beaches for surfing in the Guanacaste area are: - Tamarindo Beach: Great beach for begginers (surf lessons) - Avellanas Beach: Large waves, beautifull beach. Surf...
29. October 2015
Coco Beach
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...
23. October 2015
Costa Rica is a great place to go ocean fishing. Taking the Coco Beach shuttle is an excellent way to find a boat captain that will take you inshore or offshore fishing. Once you've found the right captiain, LAR Transports can take you to the dock at the time appointed by you and the captain. Fishing season is decent at the moment. Rains are hitting the coast on account of effects due to El Niño, which then floods rivers creating fishing spots for Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Rooster Fish, Amber Jack,...

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