Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 79
What is Playas del Coco?
Playas del Coco is part of a group of beaches known as the Papagayo; Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama and Ocotal. Located just 20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) it is considered by many to be the best town on the Pacific Coast. Originally, this little haven was the largest fishing village in Costa Rica, and still to this day, most of the fresh catch caught every day is pulled from these waters. Not only is the bay loaded with local favorites, like Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Red Snapper, Yellow Fin Tuna, Grouper and Sea Bass, but as you go deeper out to see, these waters are known by Sport Fisherman to host some of the largest big game trophy fish; Blue and Black Marlin and Sailfish.
The waters of Playas del Coco are very calm, so the majority of the local boat owners moor their crafts here. Hundreds of hulls are seen on any given day, anchored just a few hundred meters off shore. Some of the best Party Barges, Diving Rigs, Snorkel Tours, Sail Boats and Catamarans call Coco home, so booking a half day adventure is a piece of cake. This is also the Northern most Port of Entry located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, with Harbor Master and Immigration offices for those arriving overseas by boat.