Costa Rica Attractions

With so many things to see and do in Costa Rica, where does one start??! Playas del Coco offers quaint streets filled with restaurants suited to a variety of tastes and budgets, as well as shopping, an array of nightlife, and of course, beautiful Coco beach itself.

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Locally you'll find eco-friendly fun activities like:

  • ATV Tours
  • Beachcombing (see below)
  • Canoeing
  • Deep Sea Fishing for species like tuna, wahoo, and marlin
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski tours
  • Monkey watching right in downtown Coco
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Playas del Coco (beach)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Sailing

Within an hour’s drive or ride by tourismo bus, you’ll find:
  • Africa Mia Safari Park
  • Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing
  • Congo Trail Canopy Tour
  • Eco-Tours 
  • Gourmet Coffee Tour 
  • Guanacaste National Park
  • Golfing (20 minutes from Coco)
  • Hiking 
  • Horseback Riding 
  • Parque Volcan Rincon de la Vieja
  • Llanos de Cortes Waterfalls
  • Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve
  • Shopping in Tamarindo
  • Surfing
  • Turtle Watching at Las Baulas National Park
  • White Water Rafting  
  • Witches Rock Canopy Tour
  • Zip-lining at Monkey Park

    Wondering where you can see sea turtles, humpback whales, scarlet macaws, along with coatimundi and the elusive blue morpho butterfly?

    Read: Wildlife Viewing in Costa Rica!

    Available excursion trips ranging from one day or more by turismo bus include:

      The location of Playas del Coco is unique in that it offers a cocoa colored sand beach while within ten minutes on either side of Coco, you’ll find the white sands of Playa Ocotal or the black sands (with gold flecks!) of Playa Hermosa or Playa Panama.  
      Read: Beaching it in Playas del Coco and Best Beaches in Costa Rica - Nicoya Peninsula.

      Besides Playas del Coco and its immediate surroundings, Costa Rica attractions not-to-be-missed include:

      • Arenal Volcano
      • Butterfly Conservatory (El Castillo)
      • Cahuita National Park
      • Corcovado National Park
      • La Fortuna: Proyecto Asis and La Fortuna Waterfall
      • Parque Nacional Volcan Poรกs 
      • Playa Manuel Antonio (the actual beach)
      • Rio Celeste
      • Teatro Nacional 
      • Tortuguero National Park

      For current Costa Rica weather in Playas del Coco, view the weather widget on our homepage sidebar.  Read more: Costa Rica Weather

      And remember, you can Rent Our Costa Rica Condo for as low as USD $25 per night in the Green season (April through October)!!


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