Costa Rica

Playas Del Coco – Costa Rica

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We’ve been in Playas Del Coco for about 2 weeks now… We’re loving it! Playas Del Coco is a small beach town in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. With beautiful beaches, great restaurants and numerous activities on offer, it’s paradise.

If you’re considering traveling to Playas Del Coco from San Jose, you will need to catch a bus from San Jose to Liberia, then a bus from Liberia to Playas Del Coco.

All in all, you’re looking at 8 hour travel time which may increase depending on the length of time between each bus.

It’s not for the fainthearted.

If you have more cash to spend, you’re able to fly into the Liberia Airport would would cut down your travel time. Or tour operators offer shuttle services to the Playas Del Coco for a fee.

About Playas Del Coco

If you’re looking for something off the beaten track, then this may not be for you. The small town us considered one of the fastest growing areas in Costa Rica, and it seems to be made for tourists. Most employees in restaurants, pharmacies, and hotels, speak English so the language barrier doesn’t seem to have much on an impact here. But there are areas where communication may be difficult, so I would definitely recommend brushing up on any Spanish.

Souvenir shops line the streets, and each a tour operator is situated on each street corner offering anything from weekend packages to short fishing trips and bicycle rentals.

But one this is for sure, it’s beautiful! The weather has been great – sunny days, with the odd afternoon shower. It’s absolute paradise.

I would definitely want to stay right here, but I’m in the process of looking for an English teaching position and the opportunities in this small town are limited. We’ll be here for the next 14 days, before we make the move to the capital city – San Jose. I’m hoping that the job search will be  a bit more successful in the big city!

And here are some pics of the small beach town:

Beautiful beaches here at Playas Del Coco
The water is perfect! So nice and warm…
Boats bopping in the ocean…
Anyone want a quick juice?!
The main street is lined with restaurants and souvenir shops!
Definitely a tourist town…


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