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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our anniversary we decided to explore a new place and decided to visit the Tico north pacific. We found a very good airbnb in Playas de Coco and from there moved around the Peninsula de Papagayo. The town itself is pretty busy and has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

This is a safe swimming beach with lots of shade. Parking is limited, so get there early. I bought a rain poncho for $3.00 in one of the shops, and shopped at the supermarket. Food prices are high in Costa Rica, since it’s mostly imported....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Queencelt
Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

We visited a couple of times, we might have gone more but felt it a bit expensive to get there on the shuttle bus. Once there, just the one street, you can happily spend a couple of hours browsing around, the beach and walk area...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank traceyfirby
Reviewed 29 September 2019

I gave this a very good rating but you must understand its small, dirty, poor and full of tourist shops, bars and resturants. That said I still think it worth a few hours time. The local grocery sells good fruits and coffee at good prices....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 15 September 2019 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 28 August 2019

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 27 August 2019

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 15 August 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 9 August 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 27 July 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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6 January 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
6 January 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
4 October 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