In Playas del Coco there are plenty of things to do. You can find activities for those seeking adventure and thrills and ones for families with kids and seniors. You can enjoy motor sport activities,jet skiing and snorkeling, you can go hiking in national parks, take boat trips around the gulf, go zip lining, horseback riding, ride atvs, enjoy natural
hot springs, go kayaking/canoeing, and that’s just a taste of the abundance of fun activities. Coco is well known for scuba diving and sport fishing and there are many places in town that offer these activities including equipment and transportation. Additionally, there are many boat tours in Coco that offer morning snorkeling or a sunset cruise and they take you around the gulf and show you different beaches such as Hermosa and Panama.Playa Hermosa, Playa Buena and Playa Panama, a few popular and lovely beaches are only a fifteen minute drive away. You can try your hand at surfing at Playa Tamarindo and marvel at the shells instead of sand beach, Playa Conchal, both about an hour drive away. Playas del Coco is in very close proximity to many landmarks such as Palo Verde, Rincon de la Vieja, andVolcan Tenorio, even Nicaragua!
There are many local travel agencies such as Shaman tours that offer over twenty different tours in Guanacaste ranging from wildwater rafting and bird watching to visiting Nicaragua. International companies exist here as well such as Swiss travel that can help you quench your adventurous thirst. Most hotels work with the local tour companies so you can easily book your tour through them.
Bars and nightlife in Playas del Coco.
The three biggest bars are located on the main street of El Coco: Lizard Lounge, Coconutz and Zi Lounge.
Lizard Lounge is the bar where most of the locals hang out, it also has the loudest music and a dance floor. Most young people like to come here to dance and watch the soccer games. Zi Lounge displays a modest look, with a small stage for DJ’s and live musicians and offers free Wi-Fi. You can find a mix of locals, families and tourists of all ages there. Coconutz is usually filled with older gringos and if you are missing your Monday night football, don’t worry! As a sports bar, Coconutz usually plays American football games on a big screen. Each bar offers a different entertainment or feature every night such as live music on Wednesday nights, ladies night on Thursday, karaoke on Tuesday nights and more.
All the bars are open with counter seating along the perimeter so you can have a drink, eat, and watch people to your heart’s content.
Andre’s beach bar and pizzeria is also on the main street of El Coco and they offer free Wi-Fi and free calls to the US and Canada.
For those wanting to relax on the beach and have a drink, there is one bar called La Vida Loca. This bar has live music, hosts events and like Coconutz, is usually filled with gringos. Another bar near the entrance of the beach is a popular local hangout spot and they sell local food and play lots of salsa music.
The nightlife in Coco is limited to the main street as it is where the majority of the restaurants and bars are. There is a small park and boardwalk by the beach where one can sit and watch the stars, listen to live music or the crashing waves and enjoy a drink.
On the main street there is one casino, part of the Coco Beach Hotel and Casino. It is a small casino with one room filled with slot machines and one roulette table and another one with three tables for poker and blackjack.
One common thing to see is locals hanging out in the street, sometimes drinking and sitting by their cars. Ticos love spending time with their friends and family and they’re pleasantly satisfied with just sitting outside, enjoying the night.