Welcome to Playa del Coco
Sportfishing is the engine that built this place, while deep-sea diving has become an additional attraction. You'll mingle with the 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. Stroll along the grassy beachfront plaza at sunset and gaze upon the wide bay, sheltered by long, rugged peninsular arms, the natural... Read More
Top experiences in Playa del Coco
Playa del Coco activities
Scuba Diving at Playa Hermosa, Coco and Ocotal Beach
The tour will start once you are picked up from your Playa Hermosa, Playa del Coco or Playa Ocotal hotel. Once at the beach loading area, divemasters will load and set up your dive gear for you. There will be a dive briefing before the dive to explain the maximum depth, geographic description of site, and marine life you will see on the tour. After the dive, there will be a 1-hour surface interval where the divemasters will offer snacks and beverages. After the dives, the divemasters will unload and rinse personal and/or rental dive gear and will take you back to your hotel via car or boat. You may choose between several diving tour options including: 2-tank AM LOCAL dive, 2-tank AFTERNOON LOCAL dive 2-tank AM Long-Range dive to CATALINA ISLANDS (4 person min) 2-tank AM Long-Range dive to BAT ISLANDS (6 person min -- advanced divers only) 1-tank NIGHT dive (4 person min). 3rd tank can be added to any dive option (2 person min)
Learn to Dive in Guanacaste
Dive staff will pick you up at your Playa Hermosa, Playa del Coco or Playa Ocotal hotel (additional fee for hotels not on these three beaches) starting at 7:30 am. You will have to sign a medical waiver once you arrive at the dive shop. Instructors will teach you the basic skills you need and you will safely dive with an instructor guiding you and assisting you when necessary. Instructor and dive guides will load and set up your dive gear for you. Dive briefing before each of the two dives explain the maximum depth, geographic description of site, and marine life you will see on the tour.During surface interval, dive masters will offer snacks and beverages. After the dives, dive masters will unload and rinse personal and/or rental dive gear. Dive staff will return you to your hotel via car or boat. Tips are greatly appreciated by the dive staff, so don't forget to bring a small amount of cash.
Zipline and Snorkeling Cruise from Guanacaste
Ground transportation is provided from most Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco or Playa Ocotal area hotels. You will be picked up around 9 AM, but more concise time frame will be determined by which hotel you are staying it could be 15 mins before or after the hour. On the Zipline Tree-Top Canopy you will soar from platform to platform through the dry forest canopy. Guides will fit you with equipment, give safety instructions and accompany you along the tour. Thrills and excitement will get adrenaline pumping. Professional photos available for purchase at the end of the tour. After the Zipline tour, you will be dropped off in Playa del Coco, where you can buy souvenirs and grab snacks or drinks before meeting you continue the tour. 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 delicious food. After this lunch will be served. Pull anchor, raise the sails and the crew will anchor once again, so you can watch the spectacular pacific sunset as the sky explodes into a multitude of colors. Cruise ends as you take the skiff back to the beach as the sun sinks below the horizon. Vans will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Zipline Tarzan Swing and Blue River Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Playa del Coco
7:00 to 8:00am: Pick-up from for hotel/apartment around beached of Playa del Coco or Playa Panama. Be transported with bilingual guide to a lush rain forest only found on the north side of Rincon de la Vieja volcano.Time and location will be communicated in advance. 10am: Arrival at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs for a welcome cocktail at the spa. Change clothing in preparation for your first adventure. 10:30am: Depart for a short drive to the Blue River Canopy Park where your eco-adventure begins. Fling along nine long zip lines, woven from treetop to treetop in Northern Costa Rica's rainforest jungle. To complete this adventure, swing down from the trees like Tarzan. Next, hike along forest trails to view a breathtaking blue volcanic river, cascading waterfalls, exotic plants and wildlife. Be amazed by the beauty, the tropical rainforest and colorful birds. 12:30pm: Time for a delightful lunch at Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. 1:30pm: Choose all or take your choice of: Swim, slide and soak in 5 large pools; 4 of them, unique large natural mineral green hot springs; and, 1 fresh water pool with a bullet water slide Walk the amazing tropical Botanical Gardens with over 700 varieties of plants, heliconias, fruit-bearing trees, timber-yielding trees, orchid gardens, hummingbird garden, tropical fish ponds and lagoons, turtle ponds, Caimon Lake and Bird Lake. Experience the lush tropical Butterfly Gardens with 15 species like the blue morpho. Take a natural mud bath between a hot springs and fresh water river and a natural sauna heated from below by the hot springs creek - all inside the botanical gardens. See the source of the hot springs bubbling up from the ground at 60 degrees centigrade Visit miniature horses and donkeys Unwind some more, with a spa treatment (not included) at the full service Blue River Spa 4:00-4:30pm: Departure and return in time for dinner