More than Just Real Estate
Playas del Coco, translated as "The Coconut Beaches" and known as "The Coconut" by the locals or "Ticos," has undergone a transformative journey over the past 20 years. What was once a fishing village with a gravel road and a single telephone has evolved into a bustling tourist hub. Light commercial fishing persists, but tourist fishing and tours are the primary ocean activities now, with the beach also offering excellent diving and nearby surfing.
However, the real charm lies in the people. Locals in Playas del Coco are exceptionally welcoming and friendly, always greeting you with a smile. Surrounded by a small mountain range, the town offers a diverse lifestyle catering to a variety of tastes. Real estate options are abundant, ranging from in-town condos and houses just steps away from the beach to Mediterranean and modern villas nestled in the hills, boasting world-class ocean views.
Every type of cuisine is available, from sports bars to ocean-view romantic dining, with numerous quality restaurants downtown offering the catch of the day. Many expats and tourists prefer golf carts as their mode of transport, and like everything else in Coco, servicing them is easy. For shopping, Coco boasts many supermarkets stocked with familiar products and essential services like clinics, ambulance service, and a police station.
Situated 20 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport and 35 minutes from Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste, Playas del Coco is not only a convenient home location but also presents lucrative rental opportunities. Surrounded by beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, and Ocotal Beach, Playas del Coco stands out as one of the best-serviced beach towns in Central America, offering the ambiance of a fishing village with the convenience of a larger center.
The weather in Playas del Coco and the Gulf of Papagayo is considered some of the best in the world for vacationing and living. It’s almost always sunny with NO RAIN from December through March, and the minimal rain in the shoulder months turns the town lush and green. Hotels flock to this coast, bringing with them numerous benefits including direct flights, investment, and local growth.
Costa Rican Folklore and Playas del Coco
Legend has it that once you pass the anchor at the edge of town, known as "The Coconut," you will always return. This has certainly been true for me since I first visited in 2007. Come on down and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere; you might find yourself living here or on one of the surrounding beaches sooner than you think.
Playas del Coco and the surrounding beaches are indeed idyllic places to vacation and live. Let me assist you in finding the perfect investment condominium or mountaintop villa and start your life in paradise.