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Events in Playas del Coco

With high-season approaching the calendar is showing daily events now to keep you busy all week. From markets to bar fun, live music, and dancing, there’s a lot to do now in Coco and there’s more coming soon.

Community

If you’re willing to do your part to make Coco a better place to live, there are some community-run events like our beach clean up. So come one, come y’all, you fairest of them of all.

Clean Up

Help make Coco a nicer place but taking part in the community clean-up where local and touristy do-gooders pick up the trash that is left behind by the weekend do-badders.

The trash-talking fun starts early, and you’ll be laying on that sexy beach again by noon 🙂

  • When: Mondays
  • Time:  8:00 am
  • Where: Meet at Island Golf Carts next to The Palms
  • Cost: Free with good karma to follow

Bar Fun

The weekend nightlife in Coco is not only fun to be had, as some bars like The Palms offer theme nights to bring in the patrons.

GVA Bingo

Calling all you dabbers, it’s GVA Bingo time. So break out those boards, and wait for long vowels and strong consenants to be called out until some starting singing:

B... I... N... G... O...
B... I... N... G... O...
...now give me my money, yo!
  • When: Mondays
  • Time:  2:00 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: $10 — plus food, drinks, tips, bingo dabbers

Bingo Night

Oh, yes, it’s that time again, where you can troll your friends and neighbors, call everyone Betty, and wait for all the sweet lovely people to scream the F word… oh I mean Bingo.

  • When: Tuesdays
  • Time:  6:30 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: Free — plus food, drinks, tips & leprechaun/troll food

Trivia Night

Bragging rights for the Sexiest Smarty Pants is all Coco is up for grabs here, as we honor The Trebeck with our worldly (and otherworldly) knowledge of otherwise useless facts and info.

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time:  6:30 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: Free — plus food, drinks & tips

Beer Pong

Oh, for the love of barely, join the Coco Phi Sorority as we skip class, bounce our balls, and drink copious cups of beer, all in the name of drunken debauchery.

  • When: Thursdays
  • Time:  7:00 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: Free — plus all dem beers

Pool Tournament

Shoot some stick at The Palms hotel with other billiard enthusiasts, as we slap balls into pockets in a quest to see who wears the biggest shark pants in all of Coco.

  • When: Sundays
  • Time:  2:00 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: $20 — plus food, drinks & tips

Live Music

A few places in town have brought live music back to Coco which has sorrowly been missing since the whacky flu went on their world tour. Rock on or reggae on, which you prefer.

@ The Garden Bar

You can also mozy on over to The Palms pm weekend for some more local music.

@ The Palms

Also on Saturdays, you can mozy on over to The Palms for some more table distance music.

  • When: Saturdays
  • Time:  6:00 pm
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: Free — plus food, drinks & tips

DJ Palms

If you wanna harass a DJ to Pon de Replay one more time, then visit you can that too.

  • When: Fridays
  • Time:  6:00 pm till closing
  • Where: The Palms
  • Cost: Free — plus food, drinks & tips

Fitness

We all could use all little more bounce in our steps, dance in our lives, and it’s great to see we can do it again in Coco

Zumba Class

Who doesn’t need to get their dance on these days as we Zumba away our troubles while dancing to the beat?

Aquafit

Strap on your gills and get ready for a wet-and-wild morning as you paddle, stroke, waddle your way to burning those calories.

Shopping

It’s so also nice to go shopping and see what the local artisans have been up to this week, while we’ve been slaving away at the beach, constantly perfecting our tan with the utmost due diligence.

Sunset Market

All the normal vendors are here waiting for you at the Coco Sunset Market, hocking their wares, and sharing their smiles.

  • When: Thursdays
  • Time:  4:00-8:00 pm
  • Where: Hotel Puerto del Sol
  • Cost: Free — plus whatever you want to buy

Sunday Market

For those who like to get their market shopping done early, or simply want to get a head start to the week, there’s the delightful treats and trinkets that await.

  • When: Sundays
  • Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: The Garden Bar
  • Cost: Free — plus whatever you want to buy or brunch

Calendar

Now that high season is nearly upon us, the event calendar is starting to pick up steam again, and more and more people are venturing out on a daily basis.

Monday

The community clean-up starting at 8 am, our fine beach starts to look normal again (thanks everyone!). The meet-up is at Island Golf Carts, which is just beside The Palms hotel.

Then head back to The Palms at 2:00 pm for GVA Bingo (₡10000) and be sure to enjoy that nice clean beach afterward for sunset!

Tuesday

The Palms once again has Bingo Night on Tuesdays starting at 6:30 pm, while dance lovers can get their Zumba on at 7:00 pm at the Communal Hall (₡1000).

Wednesday

If you’re an early riser and want to hit the pool early, The Palms has Aquafit at 8:45 am which also includes smoothies ($10).

Then it’s back to The Palms for Trivia Night at 6:30 pm or the Communion Hall at 7:00 pm for Zumba Class (₡1000).

Thursday

Start your Thursday off by checking out the latest artisan goods and food products at the Sunset Market by Hotel Puerta del Sol. Then take a seat at The Garden Bar next door for some live music starts at 6 pm.

You can also head over to The Palms for Beer Pong at 7 pm.

Friday

Aquafit is back again on Friday mornings at 8:45 am at The Palms with smoothies included for $10. Then at 6 pm, you have the choice of checking out the band playing at The Garden Bar from 6:00-8:00 pm or listening request some DJ music at The Palms from 6:00 pm onward.

Saturday

The usual suspects again appear on Saturdays with live music at The Garden Bar from 6:00-8:00 pm, as well as another band playing music at The Palms from 6:00 pm onward.

Sunday

Start your day off by visiting the Sunday Market at Hotel Puerto del Sol on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, then cue up The Palms for the Pool Tournament ($20) which starts at 2 pm.