Hostel in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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Get to know Playas del Coco (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Playas del Coco. To help you make friends with Playas del Coco before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, is a popular tourist destination on the Pacific, located on the beach at the northern end of the Nicoya peninsula close to border of Nicaragua. Like the name implies, the beach here is magnificent and the main attraction of both this town and the peninsula in general. Playas del Coco offers a wide variety of water activities from surfing, to snorkeling, diving, sailing, and kite boarding. The town is exceptionally touristy and Westernized -- don't expect a great deal of Costa Rican feel or culture, but the town is a great place to visit for wonderful beach, water sports, and rowdy nightlife.

The hostels in Playas del Coco are generally geared for young, partying backpackers. Therefore some research may be required in order to find the right fit for you. Due to extreme popularity (especially in the high season), it is highly recommended to arrange your accommodation ahead of time as most of the more popular Playas del Coco hostels get booked quickly. Since the town is relatively small, all the amenities from banks to grocery stores are all within walking distance, and thanks to the high amount of tourists, most products are fairly easy to find because the town caters to visitors.

Getting to Playas del Coco is rather easy from most locations in Costa Rica. Most shuttle companies offer direct shuttles, and the bus from the airport in Liberia goes to the town. Playas del Coco is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to relax on the warm beach, try out some water sports, or have a night out on the town.

Written by local enthusiast for Playas del Coco hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Playas del Coco hostels Fro

FAQ about Playas del Coco Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Playas del Coco. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Playas del Coco. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Playas del Coco

Your Packing List for Playas del Coco

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Playas del Coco and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Playas del Coco Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Playas del Coco, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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3.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Matapalo (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Playa Potrero (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Playa Flamingo (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Rincón (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Guanacaste (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Playa Grande (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Liberia (30 Km / 19 mi.)

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