Location: between Bahia Pez Vela and El Coco beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Ocotal beach GPS Coordenates: 10.545587,-85.721340 (10°32’44.11″N, 85°43’16.82″W)
District: Sardinal, canton: Carrillo, province: Guanacaste.
Zone postal code: 50503.
Ocotal Beach is the most clean and quiet beach of the area, of volcanic origin, less than 1 km in length with rock formations, dark sands, almost black, and blue waters, located south of the popular town of Playas del Coco, in Guanacaste province. Ocotal Beach is surrounded by hills and cliffs, in fact, very near the coast are several islands, including the beautiful Ocotal island, whose waters are full of marine life, making it a great place to dive next to a wide variety of tropical fishes as well as turtles, rays, sharks and even some octopus. In addition, Ocotal beach is also popular to practice some water sports such as surfing and fishing, especially Sailfish.
Ocotal Beach is the ideal place to spend a relaxing and peaceful vacation, enjoying some swimming, snorkeling, horseback riding or just relax in the sun. Ocotal Beach also offers a variety of accommodations and restaurants that gives the tourist all the facilities and entertainment.
Getting to Ocotal beach in Guanacaste:
From San José
Drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the Pan-American highway until you reach Liberia, turn right and continue for 8 km (5 miles), after the DO IT Center take the next exit to Sardinal on your right. Once in Sardinal, continue on the road to El Coco Beach for about 7 km (4 miles). Turn left at the Super Compro Supermarket, following the signs to Ocotal beach for about 3 km (2 miles). This route requires a total of 4 to 5 hours from San José.
From Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR)
Drive south to Santa Cruz, after the DO IT Center take the next exit to Sardinal on your right. Once in Sardinal, continue on the road to El Coco Beach for about 7 km (4 miles). Turn left at the Super Compro Supermarket, following the signs to Ocotal beach for about 3 km (2 miles) until you reach the entrance to Ocotal Beach.
There are no buses arriving to Ocotal beach, however you can take a bus from the route San José – El Coco Beach, which takes about 5 hours (Pulmitan Liberia, 2222-1650 / 2666-3818). From El Coco you should take a taxi or walk about 4 km (3 miles) to Ocotal beach.
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Daniel Oduber airport at Liberia, either with Sansa or Nature Air airlines every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Ocotal beach, which takes about 20 minutes.