Welcome to Playa Ocotal
There is not much of a town here – just a few vacation rentals and an attractive resort. That's one reason it feels like a rustic outpost amid the condo-mania of the northern peninsula. The beach is gray and wooded, populated by mischievous magpie-jays, while the picturesque northernmost corner is dotted with small, brightly painted fishing boats rocking on the tide as wide-winged brown pelicans glide around them, and kids cavort on the sand. The water is warm and placid, and you can snorkel around the rocks at the southern end.
Playa Ocotal is about 4km southwest of Playas del Coco by paved road and it's worth a trip simply to eat at Father Rooster.