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Playa Ocotal

village that is 3 km south of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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“black sand” (10 reviews)
“quiet beach” (3 reviews)
village that is 3 km south of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a quieter area compared to playas del coco... this is our second time to Costa Rica and I honestly preferred the Potrero/flamingo area much better. The villa we rented was nice. There isn't very many food choices in ocotal but father roosters was...More

1  Thank thomsfamily4
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Far from other amenities in the town area, but getting away from the crowds to spend some time on a quiet beach was exactly what I was looking for.

Thank SocioKathy
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous black sand beach! Father Roosters is a perfect bar and restaurant that can accommodate allergies! Perfect snorkelling right off the beach. Rent a gold cart and you are 10 min from busy playa del coco!

Thank Seannamc
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The day we went the waters were quite rough due to the winds but the beach was still very beautiful. We went up into the hills and took some beautiful pictures of the ocean. Not as busy as El Coco beach.

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We are staying in a Villa in Ocotal, 200 yards from the beach and a 5 minute drive to Coco. We really like Vista Ocotal, the pool is clean, grounds kept up very nice and we love Pamela (property manager) and Gil the Concierge. Very...More

Thank Myrth J
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This beach is awesome. Pitch black sand, crystal clear water, easy access, and not crowded by tourists.

Thank Travis D
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Playa ocotal is an amazing black sand beach best place we have found in the area for collecting shells usually calm water with mostly laid back locals seen troup of monkeys in treed on beach

Thank Brad D
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We arrived by taxi, costing $6, to Playa Ocotal from Playas del Coco around 2. The snorkel rental was easy to find on the beach and cost $20 cash for the two of us to rent the equipment. The black sand was really hot on...More

3  Thank LivingTheDream108
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

It's definitely worth a visit--nice mix of locals and gringos. Black sand is unusual and quite beautiful but hot on your feet. Nice beach to explore shallow rocky tidal pools. Some snorkelling but close to rocky areas so you have to be careful. Limited parking...More

Thank Arttraveller
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to include Playa Ocotal in our trip. We tried to visit as many beaches as we could It's a nice black sand beach kind of secluded but there are some places where you can have a drink and something to eat. Father rooster...More

Thank Chip M
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Cade E
April 1, 2016|
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visit the palo verde national park....thats the best place for wild life observation...a sunset catamaran will let you enjoy snorkeling too...
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