Playas del Coco
This is a 15 minute drive from Playa Hermosa and has more of a tourist feel, but it still has its local assets such as Soda Restaurants. It is more mixed with both an older and younger crowd.
Activities: This area has a lot of sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, souvenir shopping, paddle boarding, beach massages, fishing, sunset cruises, etc. You can also arrange a tour to take you to one of the national parks or another fun excursion.
Recommendation: Sea Bird Sailing
Nearby National Parks:
Palo Verde National Park – Known for its wetlands and boat rides for bird and animal watching. You can also hike through its tropical dry forest. It is about an 80 minute drive from Playas del Coco.
Restaurants: There is a mix of local (soda) restaurants and tourist places to eat. I always went with the sodas!
Recommendation: Soda La Teresita
Nightlife: The partying can last all day and night here as they have great happy hour specials from 11am-7pm! Some of the most popular bars/clubs are Lizard Lounge, Coconutz and Zi Lounge which are all located by each other on the main street of El Coco. You can hop from place to place, day and night, so you are all set!