Making the Most Out of Playas del Coco

Jennifer Zollo

In a beach town that doesn’t believe in real addresses (good luck at customs lol), it can be difficult to figure out where you should go and where some basics like a grocery store and bank are. I’m here to help!

  • Rich Coast Diving

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    • vagariouswanderer

      This is where I personally did my Open Water cert. Every time I mentioned to someone familiar with the area that I was diving with them, they all said “OMG THEY’RE THE BEST!” If hostels are your thing, they have a hostel that only houses people diving with them. It worked out well for me, but if you want a reliable air conditioner…maybe stay somewhere else😂

    • stillontheroad 😍😍
  • Heladeria El Coco

    • vagariouswanderer

      I almost don’t want to add this place because as soon as you go you’ll become addicted…seriously great ice cream that is the perfect reward for a day spent diving (or a reward for making it through another day in the suffocating humidity!)

  • Súper Compro El Coco

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    • vagariouswanderer

      It’s not the biggest grocery store, but they’ll have what you need

  • Banco Nacional

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  • Le Coq

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    • vagariouswanderer

      Don’t let the modest facade fool you, this place has some of the greatest Mediterranean food I’ve ever eaten! It’s not on the menu, but ask for the half schwarma and half souvlaki on a plate. Thank me later.

  • Coconutz Brewhouse

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    • vagariouswanderer

      It’s a brewery…it’s a restaurant…it’s a bar…it’s Coconutz! Good beer, super cool vibe, really yummy lobster fries, and some great music as long as it isn’t karaoke night lol

  • Zi Lounge

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    • vagariouswanderer

      Instead if Taco Tuesdays, this place does Taco Wednesdays! $3 tacos and they’re the size of your face, so only start with one.

  • Rich Coast Diving

    This is where I personally did my Open Water cert. Every time I mentioned to someone familiar with the area that I was diving with them, they all said “OMG THEY’RE THE BEST!” If hostels are your thing, they have a hostel that only houses people diving with them. It worked out well for me, but if you want a reliable air conditioner…maybe stay somewhere else😂

    May 11, 2022
  • Heladeria El Coco

    I almost don’t want to add this place because as soon as you go you’ll become addicted…seriously great ice cream that is the perfect reward for a day spent diving (or a reward for making it through another day in the suffocating humidity!)

    May 11, 2022
  • Súper Compro El Coco

    It’s not the biggest grocery store, but they’ll have what you need

    May 11, 2022
  • Banco Nacional

    A real bank with an air conditioned, indoor, guarded ATM

    May 11, 2022
  • Le Coq

    Don’t let the modest facade fool you, this place has some of the greatest Mediterranean food I’ve ever eaten! It’s not on the menu, but ask for the half schwarma and half souvlaki on a plate. Thank me later.

    May 11, 2022
  • Coconutz Brewhouse

    It’s a brewery…it’s a restaurant…it’s a bar…it’s Coconutz! Good beer, super cool vibe, really yummy lobster fries, and some great music as long as it isn’t karaoke night lol

    May 11, 2022
  • Zi Lounge

    Instead if Taco Tuesdays, this place does Taco Wednesdays! $3 tacos and they’re the size of your face, so only start with one.

    May 11, 2022