Luis, thank you for leaving your review of our condo. You are welcome to stay again there during your future vacations. Our condo manager Tatiana keeps the premises in clean and sanitary condition. It is very important requirement in this business. Our condo is located in a very safe and beautiful area of Las Palmas development, by the Coco Beach in las Playas del Coco, which is one of the more well known beach towns in the country for both locals and tourists. Although it is one of the smaller beaches in the Guanacaste region, it is still full of nightlife and activities to do such as scuba diving, sport fishing, and snorkeling along with many bars and restaurants.
Located by the Golfo de Papagayo, visitors can see whales, dolphins, stingrays and turtles and equally as much wildlife on land. The waters are full of fish that you can see jumping, a good indicator of a healthy ocean. It is a small beach town with good roads close to other places, the next beach is just five minute drive away.
Many tourists use Coco as their anchor location as lodging is cheaper and it is still in relatively close proximity to all the attractions and then venture off to explore the rest of Guanacaste.
In the past decade, Playas del Coco has become a popular place for expatriates or retirees of the United States and Canada as it offers a relaxed and easy living style with highly agreeable weather year round. Coco beach is a great place for all kinds of people looking to have a fun time.
The closest airport to Playas del Coco is the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, about a thirty minute drive. There are plenty of taxis you can take from the airport to Coco which costs about $40-50 each way. There is a bus called Pulmitan de Liberia that runs from Liberia to Coco multiple times a day which costs a little more than $1 and it takes about one hour to ride on it. The local bus from Liberia will stop in the airport instead of the main road and costs about the same.
There are plenty of restaurants in Coco so you’ll never go hungry in this small beach town. Many bars double as restaurants that serve typical bar food – burgers, nachos, fried chicken, taquitos and enchiladas but you can find many typical restaurants and sodas in Coco as well. If you’re looking for to try some traditional Costa Rican food, the list below depicts the main places that sell local food in Playas del Coco.
Traditional Costa Rican food consists of a lot of rice, beans, and meat and they are very adamant about using only fresh and local ingredients which is easy to do as their vegetables and fruit are readily available and incredibly tasty!
Sodas are very common in Costa Rica. They are like a mini-restaurant that sells traditional food and usually have outside seating.
You can find all these sodas except the last one along the main strip of Coco.
1. Soda Los Pelones
2. Soda La Teresita
3. Restuarante Mar y Tierra
4. Soda Papagayo
5. Jardin Tropical (Nelson Leiton, its owner, speaks fluently Russian and also English).
In Costa Rica, there are no seasons like fall or winter. Being so close to the equator, the country is classified as tropical and experiences rainy and dry season with sun all year round. Dry season is from December to April and rainy (green) season is from May to November generally speaking. Sunrise and sunset stays the same, around 6AM and 6PM everyday. In Playas del Coco on the north pacific side of the country, the weather is dry with lots of tropical dry forests in the area.