Coco Beach - Costa Rica
From the white sand beaches on both shores, the land rises up in forested mountains that host jungle rivers, fish filled lakes, romantic waterfalls and a plethora of plant and wildlife in natural settings. Costa Rica’s attractions and activities are endless.
There are operators throughout the country that offer jungle and eco tours to a huge variety of natural attractions. Zip line tours allow the visitor to explore the jungle canopy, there are excursions to archeological ruins and river rafting trips through white water rapids with the opportunities to observe caimans or possibly a fleeting jaguar.
While opportunities for recreation abound inland, the vast majority of visitors to Costa Rica take accommodations on the coast and revel in the water sports that the country has to offer. Of all the areas on both the Caribbean and the Pacific sides, Coco Beach in the Guanacaste province is the hub to water lover’s dreams. Coco Beach is the jumping off place to all the beaches to the north, a place to provision for sea excursions or inland trips and a tropical headquarters to enjoy and relax in.
The hotels at Coco Beach tend to be quaint and range from bed and breakfasts to private villas. Some of the accommodations are a ways out of town so a rental car is advised. Although Coco Beach is not known for five-star dining, very good meals are available at decent prices. Seafood is the mainstay and several restaurants serve fresh ocean platters of Mahi-mahi, fried shrimp and lobster, sided with crisp salads and garlic bread. For the party animal, there are plenty of bars, each with its own flavor.
The waters off Coco Beach are a fisherman’s dream. Fishing charters are available for half and full day trips and the rich sea is alive with marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, wahoo and jacks. The scuba diving off Coco Beach is unforgettable and is known for a multitude of big animals. Divers stand a good chance to observe manta rays, eagle rays, huge grouper, white-tip and bull sharks and the possibility to swim with the gentle, giant whale shark.
Singles, couples and families choose Coco Beach year after year for fun, sun, to fish, dive and to bask in the ambiance of a true paradise on earth.
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