Playa Cocles

Playa Cocles is a small village on the Atlantic Coast south of Puerto Viejo, Limon in the Caribbean lowland Zone. Strikingly beautiful beaches, lush greenery and a relaxed atmosphere is what you'll experience in this region. This culturally rich area is a unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures living side by side.

Playa Cocles
Caribbean Coast
Playa Cocles
Caribbean, Costa Rica, Central America

Guided Tours

Tram

Zip Lines

Species Exhibits

Hiking

Butterfly Gardens

Chocolate Tour

Boat Tours

Turtle Nestling Tour

Mangrove Tours

& More

The popular surf destination of Puerto Viejo lies a short distance north of Playa Cocles. This lively community has local reggae bands entertaining at night, surf shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars and a variety of hotel options. A popular way to get around and discover the fine area is by bike, which are available for rent on almost every street corner.

Besides all the amazing surfing found here there are also various parks one can enjoy such as the Cahuita National Park protecting Costa Rica’s biggest Coral Reef, the Talamanca Indian Reserve and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge protecting some of the regions most endangered flora and fauna as well as mangrove swamps and tropical rainforest. Mountain biking, Kayaking, and fishing trips are readily available as is visiting the indigenous Bribrie community, butterfly garden and or dolphin tour.

Playa Cocles is a very small village with just two stores, a school and a soccer field. The locals are very friendly and welcoming and can be found sitting outside together laughing and enjoying life. In order to keep the beach a safe place to swim and enjoy, the community has come together and contributed to pay for lifeguard services which are not too common in this country.

Get your Perfect Vacation!
Free Custom Vacation Planning
Start Planning Now
HAVE QUESTIONS?
Is Your Planning Service Free?

Yes! The rates are the same if you book directly with the hotels and tours. We offer the additional value of an expert planner to ensure your trip is perfect.

How Does Your Service Work?

We listen to your vision for your trip and ensure that your experience exceeds all of your expectations. Think of us as the “Zappos of Travel.” We do more than book your reservations — we take a holistic approach and create seamless plans.

Can I Trust You?

We have planned thousands of vacations for people just like you. Our mission to redefine and simplify travel planning began in 2006 in Costa Rica, and it continues to this very moment. With over a decade of travel planning experience, we are confident that we can craft your perfect vacation for free.

Playa CoclesPlaya Cocles