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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

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Playa Ocotal

Just a few minutes south of Coco, this beach couldn’t be more different than its rapidly developing neighbor. Quiet and serene, there is little commercial development, aside from a couple of beachfront restaurants. A large resort hotel dominates the beach, and private condominium complexes and luxurious villas pile up on the steep hills overlooking the ocean.



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