Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

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Where to stay around Playa Ocotal, CR?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 930 vacation rentals near Playa Ocotal. From 384 condos to 210 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa Ocotal for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playa Ocotal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Ocotal. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tamarindo: 1,161 vacation rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 683 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,088 vacation rentals
  • Playas del Coco: 750 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo Diria: 43 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playa Ocotal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playa Ocotal?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Ocotal:

  • Tamarindo: 1,161 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 683 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,088 rentals
  • Liberia: 189 rentals
  • Las Catalinas: 974 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playa Ocotal?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playa Ocotal. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,730 rentals
  • Hermosa Bay Beach: 1,028 rentals
  • Coco Beach: 1,127 rentals
  • Conchal Beach: 1,746 rentals
  • Playa Brasilito: 1,745 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Ocotal listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Something different in Playa Ocotal

While the other resort towns pulse with cocktail bars and scuba touts all over the coastline of Guanacaste Province, Playa Ocotal seems happily content to carry on with those laid-back Tico vibes. It's not built-up but rustic. It's not hedonistic but chilled. It's got a smattering of homey Playa Ocotal vacation rentals hiding between the palm blooms that dress its shores, and a wide, shady beach that tumbles into a yacht-spotted bay. The town of Playas del Coco offers nightlife and gastronomy nearby, while little coves around the coast are a snorkeler's dream-come-true.

Unhurried beach life in Playa Ocotal

The pace of life in Playa Ocotal is noticeably slower than in the other beach towns of Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast. Here, you can while away whole days lost in the pages of a book, soaking up the tropical rays on the patios of those luxurious Playa Ocotal vacation rentals, or with hard-earned hammock time between the palm trees close to the shore. When action does call, snorkeling abounds in the nearby coves, and there's always plenty of beach shacks, cocktail bars, and Central American seafood joints in the town of Playas del Coco over the hill.

Plenty to see around Playa Ocotal

The draws of Playa Ocotal might be mainly low-key and Zen-inducing but there are plenty of world-class attractions just a stone's throw from the shores. Check out the enthralling provincial capital of Liberia, sat only 25 miles away inland. There, you can lose yourself between intriguing relics of Mesoamerican civilizations in the Museum Guanacaste, or delve into colorful Tico marketplaces. Further north is the acclaimed Santa Rosa National Park, where safaris include sightings of spider monkeys, capuchins, and mud-caked mangroves.

Playa Ocotal shines throughout the year

Playa Ocotal enjoys long, sunny days for much of the year, not to mention temperatures that sit steadily in the high 80s and low 90s _ talk about needing the Pacific to cool off. There are some slight seasonal changes to be aware of, though. Occasional rains drift in between May and September, but they are often light enough to keep the beach sessions ticking over. Then there's the Christmas and New Year period, when visitor numbers peak and prices in Playa Ocotal vacation rentals climb to their annual high.

Playa Ocotal is raw, Costa Rican coast

Playa Ocotal doesn't have the glimmering, shimmering light-sand beaches of the other resorts that enfold it along the coast of Guanacaste Province. Instead, it's got dusty, beige-black sand that peaks just out of the verdant clusters of palm trees that fringe the shore between 2 craggy headlands of stone. It's those rocky outlets that make Playas del Coco a veritable mecca for snorkelers. You can don the gear and hit the waters to spy out schools of colorful tropical fish and huge manta rays alike.