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Activities in Playas del Coco

Being in an area with wide-open spaces, tourism in Playas del Coco easily adapted safety protocols for all the best activities. From nightlife to diving, sports fishing, sunset cruises, and zipline adventure parks, you’ll find a lot of experiences available here to keep you active and fit.


With a central location between the Catalinas and Bat Islands, and the fact that many dive boats leave from here is why there are many popular dive tours in Playas del Coco.  There are also many local dive sites here with 20+ to choose from that are just a short boat ride away.

The top local dive companies like Rocket FrogRich CoastSummer-Salt, and Deep Blue have offices here in town which makes everything very convenient.

Diving here is best during high-season (late November through April) when the sun is forever shining and visibility is at its best. The  local marine life includes species such as whalesdolphinssharksturtlesrays, and seahorses.


Once a sleepy fishing village that turned into Tico Party Central, the Playas del Coco nightlife of today is now somewhere in the middle. Most of yesteryear’s venues like Zi Lounge, Bambu, and Coconutz are still around, while others like Lizard Lounge, Coco Bongo, and La Vida Loca are but memories.

With Coco being within easy reach of nearby all-inclusive resorts, and thousands of condo rental properties, you’ll generally find different crowds appear throughout the day to enjoy happy hour pricing.  A few new additions like the Zarpe (a great cocktail bar), The Garden Bar, and The Lookout (popular for sunsets) offer unique experiences that were not available in Coco previously.

The casinos are also recently up and running again after being shut down through the covid lockdown. For those looking for some slot games, blackjack tables, or to play in a local poker tournament, there’s the El Coco Casino and La Flor de Itabo Casino.