Sportfishing is the engine that built Playas del Coco, while deep-sea diving has become an additional attraction. You'll mingle with foreign-born anglers and divers at happy hour (it starts rather early). That said, there is an actual Tico community here and plenty of Tico tourists. The town broadened its international sporting reputation by hosting the country's first-ever Ironman competition in June 2017.
Stroll along the grassy beachfront plaza at sunset and gaze upon the wide bay sheltered by long, rugged peninsular arms, the natural marina bobbing with motorboats and fishing pangas (small motorboats). All will be right in your world.