Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Playa Ocotal is a wonderfully peaceful place to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the sun. Scenic hills and cliffs hem in the beach, and the Catalina Islands sit just offshore. The quaint village of Playa Ocotal is located a few minutes south of the popular beach town of Playas del Coco, where visitors can find numerous restaurants and nightlife options.

The calm waters of this part of the Pacific beckon sport fisherman from all corners of the globe

Fisherman anchor at Playa Octal, a safe haven at night away from the open ocean

The tranquil beach of Ocotal is situated in Costa Rica’s stunning Guanacaste Province on the northern Pacific coast. In Guanacaste, you will encounter an amazing world of pristine white sand beaches lined with swaying palm trees, endless summer days, and breathtaking sunsets. The region is home to a vast stretch of tropical dry forest that houses abundant wildlife and beautiful birds.

Playa Octal provides welcome relief from the otherwise inaccessible shoreline in this region. This black sand beach is an incredible pearl located within the beauty of Guanacaste. 

Activities near Playa Ocotal

Playa Ocotal is a fantastic place to scuba dive with Manta Rays, schools of tropical fish, turtles, sharks, and octopus. Sport fishingSurfingHorseback riding, and sailing are also popular activities in this area of Costa Rica.

The fish are bountiful in this part of ocean, and fishing thrives in this area

The hills of Ocotal are home to beautiful Villas with incredible views of the beautiful beach and ocean.  Bahia Pez Vela just over the hills to the south is a unique resort with ocean view and beach access villas and home to a great restaurant.  While Ocotal itself is home the famous Father Roosters with its renowned Margaritas on the Beach.  Los Almendros on the north side of the beach has great condos and Villas as well.  Great for a vacation get away or a permanent retirement home.  Do not miss the opportunity to visit Playa Ocotal when you are in Guanacaste.  Just 30 minutes from the International Airport.  You can be on the beach within two hours depending on customs and immigration.  Still the best location in the area are beaches of Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal. 

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