Coco Beach (Playas del Coco) - Costa Rica

The sea promenade of Playas del Coco.
The sea promenade of Playas del Coco.

Coco Beach is for Liberia what Jaco Beach is for San Jose, they are beach towns on the weekend for the city people. Located only 35.7 kilometers from the city of Liberia, that has an international airport.
Coco Beach is one of the first choices when locals or tourists want to be at the beach quickly. This beach is frequented by Ticos who sunbath, flirt or play basketball, soccer and volleyball.

The closest beach town to Liberia...
Next to the sea promenade there is a basketball court in Playas del Coco.
Next to the sea promenade there is a basketball court in Playas del Coco.

There are various diving schools in Coco Beach which have diving trips for beginners, intermediates and experts. There are many interesting dive spots very close to this beach. In fact one can dive at a different spot each day for at least two weeks. Ship wrecks, Bull Sharks, Reef Sharks, Snapper and Sting Rays are some of the underwater attractions here.

Coco Beach on the map

Coco Beach on the map

Facts about Coco Beach, Costa Rica

  • Coco Beach is located in the province of Guanacaste.

Driving times and distances

  • Distance from San Jose to Coco Beach: 246.6 kilometers respectively 153 miles.
  • Travel time from San Jose to Coco Beach: 4.44 hours.
  • Distance from Liberia to Coco Beach: 35.7 kilometers respectively 22.1 miles.
  • Travel time from Liberia to Coco Beach: 0.42 hours.

Many fishing families still live on the south end of the beach, in the evening one can observe them while they unload their catches.


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