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Playa Ocotal: Tours & Tickets

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village that is 3 km south of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Playa Ocotal Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

Scenic C-shaped beach next to Playas del Coco separated from it by a mountain. Became our favourite one while staying in Coco village (about 15 mins drive). The water at the rocky section is clear, sand is greyish but becomes black further away. Pleasant warm(ish)...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank omehes
Reviewed May 13, 2019

After making brief stops at Playa Coco and Playa Hermosa, we decided to stay when we saw the beautiful beach at Playa Ocotal. Since it is the beginning of the "wet season," the beach was almost empty except for one or two individuals swimming. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lorrie D
Reviewed April 10, 2019

We can walk from the condo at Sweet Dreams Ocotal easily. We love having lunches or drinks at Father Rooster's and watch the sunset. Absolutely stunning.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank BevK46
Reviewed March 19, 2019

playa Hermosa was great..lots of beach to walk on and not busy during the week..able to buy fruit from beach vendors but it was expensive..best bet is the grocery store or roadside vendors

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FarAway765547
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Partially sheltered beach. Particularly sheltered from westerlies to keep wave action down, which is better for both snorkeling and kids or weak swimmers. Harbor is unusually scenic for these parts, with large peninsula to west and a smaller one to east providing nice protected boat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kurt H
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This beach is so perfect. Super easy to get to, and the location is so beautiful. There is everything you need here at this beach: a restaurant, shade under the trees, lava rock coves, warm crystal waters and black lava sand. Father Rooster's is fantastic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Reslly nice and quite beach. There is a small beach just to right that is accessible by boat, kayak etc which is very nice as well. Not busy. Very nice veach restaurant there as well. Easy access and parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Lava sand and both ends lava rock Great snorkeling. Good restaurant on the beach Very very quiet on weekdays

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank waynesE8237SH
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited Playa Ocotal at the en dog the dry season so it wasn't as green as the advertising but we still had an incredible time. When you first walk in is a bit disappointing as it was black and it makes. A mess of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank _Danisley_
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We thought this beach was very peaceful and quiet and beautiful. We enjoyed looking in the tide pools and walking in the black sand. There were some shady trees around but there were no restaurants or bathroom facilities on the beach. There were restaurants we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shelleyash
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from waynesE8237SH | Reviewed this property |
Yes right on the beach
Brad W
December 31, 2017|
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Response from waynesE8237SH | Reviewed this property |
No absolutely not!