Playa del Coco, or Coco Beach, is quite popular with the country’s younger crowd. It’s also a favorite among partying tourists, making it one of the more lively beach destinations in Costa Rica.
Situated in a horseshoe-shaped bay, it offers white-grey sand and blue-gray waters, in contrast with the blue-green that’s normally seen in the area. The beach stays pretty crowded, especially during late November and December when many locals come there on holiday.
The town center has plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as casinos and discos. There are also a number of shops and supermarkets, although most look rather rundown compared to the more luxurious amenities found elsewhere along the northern coast of the Guanacaste region. As a result, most things in Playa del Coco are also more affordable.
You can see what kinds of available properties we found when surveying the current listings. Note the large number of condos available in Playa del Coco.
Homes and land in Playa del Coco are considerably less than the national average, with a median price of under $250k for single family homes. With a median price of only $210k, the large number of condos available are also easily affordable.
To give you an idea of what that $250k or $210k might buy you, here’s how much the average home costs based on the number of bedrooms it has.
Playa Coco is also an affordable beach destination for those who want to buy a lot to build their dream home, without paying a fortune like in some of the more developed areas.