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Playa Cocles

498 Reviews

Playa Cocles

498 Reviews
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Bike Tour from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo
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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Feb. 2021
Athens, Greece2,510 contributions229 helpful votes
The beach is beautiful but be careful of strong waves, considered mostly a surfing beach due to the waves
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Date of experience: December 2020
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allenhornerema wrote a review Jan. 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota14 contributions1 helpful vote
The best surfing in the world and great beach food as well. We walked there daily form our hotel and had amazing surfers to watch in huge waves. Salsa Brava!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Wingboy14 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Ubud, Indonesia4 contributions1 helpful vote
It's not discussed enough in my opinion the dangers of rip tides and strong successive waves at this beach in particular and others in Costa Rica. I had a close call and I now of 2 other people that had close calls and then someone died at this beach a couple days ago. Be VERY careful swimming/surfing in Costa Rica. Review rip tide protocol and watch for the red flags.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Celia + John wrote a review Mar. 2020
Guelph, Canada18 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our 3week stay in Cocles. The Caribbean side of the country is culturally diverse, offers many culinary delights and we met incredibly friendly people. Cannot wait to go back!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Beach L wrote a review Mar. 2020
Ontario, Canada157 contributions126 helpful votes
Based on the many other excellent beaches that Costa Rica has to offer, we can only say that Playa Cocles is average. Yes, the sand is light coloured which appeals to many, but it was not conducive to swimming the whole time were were there expect for a tiny area in front of the lifeguards and even here, it was a rough swim. It was incredibly crowded in a concentrated area. There are so many other fantastic beaches to enjoy or spots such as the tide pools in the Cocles area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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