Welcome to Playas del Coco

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.

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$60 Outdoor Activities

ATV Tour from Guanacaste

Ground transportation is provided from most Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Panama, Playa Ocotal and Playa Flamingo-Conchal area hotels. You will be picked up around 9 AM for the morning tour and taken to the base camp where you will be given a safety briefing and learn to use the ATV.  Licenses will be checked and after some instruction and a little practice time, you will don helmets and go on a two-hour tour.   Remember you must be at least 16 years of age and show a valid driver's license to go as a single rider or to be the driver if you are riding with someone else.  Riders can be 8-15 years of age, but they cannot drive. After the ATV tour, the vans will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Your van will return to your hotel around 1 PM from the tour.

$95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Guanacaste Snorkel and Sunset Cruise

Ground transportation is provided from most hotels in Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo areas. You will be picked up approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the 1:30 pm departure time. Board small dinghy that will take to you the larger catamaran vessel.  Set sail on and glide along the pacific coast watching for whales, dolphins, turtles, leaping rays and flying fish. A line is cast off the stern for you to try your hand at fishing as you cruise along. Stop at a secluded bay and begin your snorkel adventure as the crew prepares a light meal and delicious snacks. Later, the crew will pull anchor and raise the sails so you can motor slowly across the bay. The crew will anchor once again, so you can watch the spectacular pacific sunset as the sky explodes into a multitude of colors. Tour ends as the sun sinks below the horizon. Open bar is included for duration of tour.

$88 Outdoor Activities

Mangrove Safari with Pottery Village Upgrade from Guanacaste

Ground transportation is provided from most Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Ocotal, Playa Panama, Playa Conchal, Flamingo, Tamarindo, Playa Langosta and Portrero hotels. AM Boat Tour-Pottery and Lunch: Your tour begins with pickup from your Guanacaste beach hotel. Driving an hour and a half you will pass melon and papaya fields, grown for export from Costa Rica. Once on the river you will spend a couple of hours looking for wildlife and taking photos. The comfortable, covered river boats allow your captain and guide to put you near the bank so you can get close enough to see the howler monkeys, boat-bill herons and bats that reside on tree bark and take photos. Impressive American crocodiles nest on this river and, if they are hatching, the guides will show you the little ones. Guests are often treated to close-up photos of white-faced capuchin monkeys in the trees near the river banks.After the boat tour, you stop to enjoy a typical lunch served family style. Local cooks serve meals with steaming bowls of rice and black beans along with warm, homemade tortillas and refreshing a natural fruit beverage. Your tour continues with artisans who demonstrate their craft, showing local skills passed down through generations. The indigenous residents gather local clay, throw the pieces, fire them in the pre-Columbian style of the Chorotegas (kilns) and polish or paint before adding the final glaze. It is an interesting presentation and you are welcome to take photos. Pottery is available for purchase at the end of the tour. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that will make it easy to get up and down the boat ramp. Apply sunscreen & insect repellent prior to pickup. Take a backpack with anything you will need for the remainder of the day including cash to tip knowledgeable and informative guides. Don’t forget your hat or visor, binoculars and a camera or phone to capture the wildlife encounters.  After the pottery tour, you will begin the drive back at your hotel. Afternoon boat tour: You will be picked up around 1 – 2 PM, and we will confirm time once you have made your reservation and we know the name of your hotel.  Please be waiting in hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to reconfirmed departure time. After the boat tour, you will begin the drive back at your hotel. Lunch NOT included.

$50 Outdoor Activities

Zipline Canopy Tour from Guanacaste

Ground transportation is provided from most Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco or Playa Ocotal area hotels. You will be picked up around 9am for the morning zipline tree top canopy tour and around 1pm for the afternoon tour.  You will then start your zipline adventure, flying from platform to platform, all while accompanied by a guide who will brief with you with the safety instructions. After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.

$95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Marlin del Rey Catamaran Snorkel Sunset Cruise from Tamarindo

You will love this sunset cruise from Tamarindo! The Marlin Del Rey is a 66-foot sailing catamaran that has no match for size, comfort or service. Capable of reaching speeds of 25 knots under sail, the Marlin Del Rey has the power to travel farther and faster than any other boat in Central America. A forty-foot beam provides stability and space for you and your family to enjoy the Costa Rican sunshine.Marlin Del Rey offers daily sailing charters from Tamarindo and Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Silently glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches, tropical jungles and rain forest. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink prepared and served by our bilingual staff as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Float on a raft, snorkel, kayak in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever helpful crew prepares a feast of fruit, chips, dips, ceviche and salad.After frolicking in the secluded bay, the crew hoists the sails and the Marlin Del Rey skims quietly across the surface of the Pacific passing Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Bahia Amore, Bahia de Las Pirates, Playa Grande.  . Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you prepare to witness one of the great joys of Costa Rica…..an enchanting Tamarindo sunset.

$115 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Ticoffia Blue zone Coffee Tour

How to be prepared for the tour:Wear comfortable shoes, comfortable and light clothes, bring plenty of hydration, hat, cash, camera and a good attitude. As we want to contribute with our environment we encourage you to bring as well ecofriendly sunscream and insect repellent.The plan:We leave at 7:30 am from Ticoffia Cafe in Playas del Coco as our base location. Those one who are outside Coco, will arrange special pick up as requested.Our journey takes us to see some of the south of Guanacaste and its beautiful pampa, the land of the “sabanero” and its “Guipipiiia” Once we arrive at Nandayure de Nicoya we prepare to start ascending the mountains of the Guanacaste pampa, initiating a 4x4 experience. • First stop, Las Tierras del diría Farm where we will learn more of the history, the farming, the harvest and the producer of the coffee. While we walk or hike aprox for 45 minutes through the coffee fields. Take your camera good chances  monkeys and birds will be following us as well. • We keep going up, crossing authentic Guanacaste villages and at this point almost at 1,050 meters above sea level, one of the highest points of the Guanacaste pampa by now temperture have drop a few celcius. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the Nicoya Gulf welcome you. • Coopecerro Azul awaits us, a local cooperative and home to the small coffee producers of the area, founded in 1961. Here we will learn the importance of the local coffee milling process. And how it benefit the cooperative coffee farmers production. • Try the coffee! This will be your opportunity to bring coffee home and support the community. A part of your purchase will be allocated local social projects and also to benefit the producers, their families and their community. • The day cannot be over without lunch, you will enjoy traditional homemade dishes just prepared by the hands of a Costa Rican family. We hope it makes you feel at home!  • For dessert, the best secret recipes to live a longer and happier life by our “Azul” greatgrandparents! Meet Lindo our Great great Abuelito over 95 y.o still handsome as before :)