Playas del Coco

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Playas del Coco
Port of Entry
10°34.615'N, 085°41.573'W Chart icon.png
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Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This region is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular destination with both local Costa Ricans as well as visitors from other countries during the traditional holiday seasons. Local Costa Ricans refer to Playas del Coco affectionately as "El Coco", while travellers from outside of Costa Rica use the name "Coco Beach", when mentioning this attractive locale.


See Costa Rica.


See Costa Rica.


See Costa Rica.


Islas Pelonas

Islas Pelonas/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#Islas_Pelonas
Island icon Islas Pelonas [[Playas del Coco#Islas Pelonas|Islas Pelonas]] 10°34.742'N, 085°42.628'W

Isla Montosa

Isla Montosa/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#Isla_Montosa
Island icon Isla Montosa [[Playas del Coco#Isla Montosa|Isla Montosa]] 10°34.730'N, 085°42.216'W

Danger: The area around these islands is full of reefs.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets


Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply, remove it.


Playas del Coco is a port of entry/exit for Costa Rica. For details see Entrance: Costa Rica.

You will have to go to the airport for customs.


There is no port here.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Bahia Playa Hermosa

Bahia Playa Hermosa/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#Bahia_Playa_Hermosa
Anchorage icon Bahia Playa Hermosa [[Playas del Coco#Bahia Playa Hermosa|Bahia Playa Hermosa]] 10°34.667'N, 085°41.341'W

Anchor in about 6 m depth. If you want to avoid taking the dinghy ashore call on VHF channel 16 for a water taxi.

Warning: There are reefs to N of the beach and dangerous island to SE.

South of Punta Cacique

South of Punta Cacique/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#South_of_Punta_Cacique
Anchorage icon South of Punta Cacique [[Playas del Coco#South of Punta Cacique|South of Punta Cacique]] 10°33.659'N, 085°41.845'W
Anchor in about 7 m depth.


Water N/A (Not Available).
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers N/A
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Store name1/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Playas del Coco#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurants, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Playas_del_Coco#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Playas del Coco#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


The Liberia International Airport is about 30 min by taxi.

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


List places of interest, tours, etc.

Grocery & Supply Stores




Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

  • Michelle Lalonde, phone: +506 (26) 700 006, mobile: +506 (850) 6375 5952, is an ex-cruiser who can offer help with clearance and local information.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Caribbean.


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