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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a hotel just in front of this beach. The beach is very long and interesting to walk all along but you have to be very careful with your things. Don't bring anything to the beach. We only had 2 towels from the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great beach, very family friendly and a great place to watch the sunset. It has great places to eat and you can buy coconut water and fresh fruit for almost nothing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special unfortunately. Great shops in the area where you can cheap sovereigns. Bars are okay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom E
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Took a van for $15 for a round trip from the hotel. Nice place to see the sun go down by the beach. Did some souvenir shopping and then had a drink at a beach bar, Nice people at shops especially Susy's Souvenirs.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 42TexasNative
Reviewed August 9, 2019

After 2 weeks elsewhere in Costa Rica, Playa del Coco was a let down. Vehicles seem to be allowed to drive along the beach, which is narrow making it unsafe. We found an area at the Southern end where the cars didn't go, as there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fruitnvegetables
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Good beach. Area was clean. However next to review resorts and can hear the thumping music from the water. The water was clean however a little choppy due to the boat wakes. Definitely wear water shoes or sandals because of the rocks on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Great shopping!!! Lots of small stores with a lot of souvenirs to buy!!! Beautiful beach!!! Lots of restaurants and bars/lounges!!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

We had fun visiting for the day. We ate at an awesome place called the lobster house .. Beach is clean ...lots of street vendors

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lalamis
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

The beach is nice, and very clean. We loved to walk to rocks around the shoreline. I would suggest wearing water shoes to keep your feet from burning on the hot sand, and for walking to rocks with ease. There is high tide and low...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marcie B
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

As part of our two week all inclusive at Riu Guanacaste we took a couple of excursions and as an extra we took the LAR’s transport from the hotel to the much mentioned Coco Beach. You can take a boat taxi for $25 each return...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
yes. we rented a golf cart and putted around. We had our own stand-up paddle boards but we did rent a guy and his boat to take us surfing $140/pp for all morning out to Witches rock. Also a guy will take you to private... More
January 5, 2019|
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
The peeps at Coconutz were really accommodating for hockey games. At Zi's, only the bar staff would accommodate.
Cathy H
October 3, 2018|
Response from Worldtravelinfo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy Playa del coco itself is not ideal for snorkelling but there are tour companies which you can easily find who specialise in snorkelling tours and scuba diving. My suggestion would be to ask important questions... More