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Playa del Coco

Quick Facts

  • Location : Playa del Coco
  • Altitude : Sea level

Shaped like a horseshoe, Playa del Coco is one of Guanacaste's most popular and accessible beaches. Hard-packed gray sand is ideal for walks down its mile-long beach, and the waves are often strong enough for boogie boarding fun.

Playa del Coco is the best departure point for trips to Ollie's Point and Witch's Rock, both located in Santa Rosa National Park. These surf breaks are world famous and some of the best in Costa Rica, though not for the faint of heart. Witch's Rock is particularly well-known for its appearance in the classic surf movie Endless Summer 2.

Playa del Coco is also one of the best scuba diving and snorkeling locations in the country. Diving tours depart daily for the rich waters of Bat Island and Santa Catalina Island, and sailboat tours regularly take snorkelers to reefs and underwater volcanic formations.

Playa del Coco in Pictures