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Playas del Coco, experience the Nightlife and Restaurants.

Introduction to Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco, also known as “Coco Beach,” is a picturesque beach town in northern Costa Rica, located in the Guanacaste province. This convenient location is just a 25-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. Renowned for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant ambiance, and dynamic nightlife, this coastal gem offers more than meets the eye during the day. From dancing and enjoying cool drinks to socializing and celebrating life, Playas del Coco has something for everyone. Both locals and visitors can revel in the lively or relaxed atmosphere, making it a versatile destination.

Diverse Nightlife Environments

Playas del Coco boasts a bustling nightlife scene that caters to all kinds of partygoers. Whether you prefer an upbeat or a laid-back environment, you’ll find plenty of options to suit your taste.

Upbeat Atmosphere

For those who enjoy energetic settings with music, dancing, and socializing, Playas del Coco offers several lively venues:

  • Zi Lounge: A favorite among locals and tourists. Zi Lounge is famous for its upbeat music, vibrant atmosphere, and extensive drink menu. With a large dance floor, both indoor and outdoor seating, weekly live music, and top DJs, it’s a hotspot for fun. They also offer delicious meals and the longest happy hour in town. Additionally, they have multiple screens for sports fans.

Relaxed Atmosphere

If you prefer a more tranquil nightlife experience where you can unwind and socialize over a drink or two, the following venues are perfect:

  • Coconutz Brewhouse: Located on Coco’s main street, this sports bar and microbrewery offers a welcoming atmosphere. It might make you stay longer than planned. It’s especially popular on Wednesday nights for its unlimited pasta and pizza buffet during movie nights.
  • El Zarpe: Known for its unique vibe, El Zarpe is a legendary local bar in Pueblito Sur, offering a taste of mixology in the heart of the neighborhood.
  • The Palms: Offering delicious meals throughout the day and a variety of weekly activities like karaoke, live music, and trivia nights, The Palms provides numerous options for an enjoyable evening.
  • Cava by Bambu: This cozy bar in Plaza Zisa, styled like a classic tavern, is known for its elegant atmosphere, excellent service, and diverse drink selection. It also hosts private events and monthly live music nights.
  • Restaurante Mar Azul: Specializing in fresh seafood and offering a premium bar with a bilingual staff, this restaurant provides a great dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating options.

Additional Dining Options

Playas del Coco offers even more dining venues that cater to various tastes and preferences:

  • Santorini Greek Restaurant: This downtown restaurant serves healthy Greek, Mediterranean, and American dishes in a beautiful setting.
  • Café Corazon: A coffee shop and bistro bar located just 50 meters from the beach, offering natural food with a Latin cuisine twist, complete with A/C and Wi-Fi.
  • Buzzed Monkey BBQ & Grill: Featuring real southern smoked meats and homemade sides, this restaurant brings the flavors of Georgia to Costa Rica.
  • Guayoyo Craft Coffee House: A coffee house emphasizing the journey of coffee beans from green berries to a delicious cup, celebrating coffee’s rich history.
  • Numu Taproom and Bistro by Chef Nicolas: A casual taproom and restaurant offering craft beer, cocktails, excellent wines, and world-class food from Chef Nicolas Devenelle. It has spacious indoor and outdoor dining.
  • Restaurante Donde Claudio y Gloria: Known for its fresh seafood dishes and great breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
  • Bar el Ancla: A local beachfront bar offering great local dishes.
  • Nonna Rina: An Italian restaurant and pizzeria serving delicious, homemade thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients.
  • Tandoor Indian Restaurant: A top-notch Indian restaurant known for its friendly service and expansive menu. It stays true to traditional Indian culinary practices.
  • PACIFICO Beach Club: Ideal for beachfront dining and special events. This beach club offers a fantastic setting for enjoying the coastline.

Conclusion

Playas del Coco is a must-visit destination in Costa Rica. It is especially great for those eager to experience its vibrant nightlife. Its pristine beaches and array of attractions make it perfect for both beach enthusiasts and adventure seekers. When planning your trip to Costa Rica, be sure to include Playas del Coco in your itinerary. This way, you can fully enjoy its beauty and lively atmosphere.

Staying Near the Best Nightlife

Playas del Coco offers various lodging options to suit all preferences and needs. Our excellent vacation villas in Coco or in beautiful Playa Hermosa will enhance your stay. They provide breathtaking ocean views and convenient access to the town’s main attractions and activities. Let us know your travel plans, and we will assist you in finding the perfect accommodation.

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