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Playa Cocles

Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Great beach but don’t ‘Surf with William’

We loved Playa Cocles. It’s a beautiful beach, great for rocking up, finding a spot in the sand and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edwin S
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
best beach

my favorite beach during my stay here. plenty of bars and restaurants near by and lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
speedysd
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San Diego, California
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (21 reviews)
“surfing beach” (4 reviews)
“lovely walk” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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"great beach"
in 21 reviews
"surfing beach"
in 4 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"strong waves"
in 3 reviews
"long sandy beach"
in 2 reviews
"yellow flag"
in 2 reviews
"howler monkeys in the trees"
in 2 reviews
"playing in the waves"
in 3 reviews
"beach break"
in 3 reviews
"rip currents"
in 4 reviews
"perfect temperature"
in 2 reviews
"long stretch"
in 2 reviews
"warning flags"
in 2 reviews
"surfers paradise"
in 2 reviews
"boogie boards"
in 2 reviews
"rent surfboards"
in 5 reviews
"surf lessons"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Playa Cocles. It’s a beautiful beach, great for rocking up, finding a spot in the sand and playing in the waves. I organised a surfing lesson with SURF WITH WILLIAM surf school. I had William, the main man so thought it would be...More

1  Thank Edwin S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my favorite beach during my stay here. plenty of bars and restaurants near by and lots of activities. was even able to lay volleyball a few times during my stay here

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You can rent surf boards of Cocles beach but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! They do scams there where they give you badly fixed boards or soft foam boards that will break when you walk in even (happened to me) and charge you! For...More

1  Thank KingKong0123
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We leisurely walked 10 mins from Puerto Viejo town to Playa Cocles for some quiet sunbathing time, but another storm kicked in. Upon arrival, we witnessed surfers riding the violent waves. It was fun watching their acrobatic moves. Sometimes it was eloquent and others, an...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Playa Cocles is a place to collect coconuts and drink from them. Hanging with friends and family is a great way to spend the day!

Thank Ursula P
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We took the bikes to Cocles for the afternoon and to watch the sunset and it didnt disappoint! We were surrounded by surfers, young couples and families.. all playing in the surf and enjoying the sunshine! Truly a beautiful spot!

Thank LaniO84
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Probably one of the more crowded beaches in Puerto Viejo, as it is the sweet spot for surfers and body boarders. We enjoyed watching people shred while we ate some take out on the beach. However, not the best spot for swimming/playing in the surf...More

Thank Julia H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to! My family and I spent a week in Costa Rica and went to this beach every single day. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Melinda K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beautiful beach, only few hundred meters outside of Puerto Viejo, with restaurant available and surfing opportunities.

1  Thank Jürg S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This beach was not our favorite, perhaps it better suites to surfers not swimmers/sunbathers. The south part we visited was not as nice as we expected, it was a bit narrow.

Thank Budapest81
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