Playa El Coco
Playa El Coco (or Coco Beach) is one of many excellent examples of the enormous potential of Nicaragua’s numerous surf beaches on the Pacific Coast. Spanning over one mile long, Coco Beach is one of the most spectacular beaches you can find in southern Nicaragua. It is located approximately 16 km south of San Juan Del Sur; Nicaragua’s surf hub – where you can find more than half a dozen fantastic surf breaks only a few miles away.
Like for most areas slightly removed from San Juan Del Sur, the 25 minutes drive to Playa El Coco is exquisite. Nicaragua’s countryside is truly wonderful to witness and a trip to Playa El Coco Beach is a chance to see the glorious landscapes Nicaragua has to offer like its gorgeous mountains and meadows where farms animals and horses roam freely.
Playa El Coco is certainly one of the most stunning beaches in the area and you can find everything there; luxury townhomes, restaurants, protected maritime park, beautifully preserved flora, dreamy sandy beach and fun surfable waves. The respect for Nicaragua’s rich wildlife and flora is obvious at Playa Coco and the local communities seem to be working together to preserve this exotic beauty. The results of such collaboration and planning are a modern comfort surrounded by peaceful and exotic wilderness.
For those searching for real estate opportunities in Nicaragua, Playa Coco has many interesting projects to offer. One of these developments is Playa Coco Townhomes; a community of luxury residences in a tropical setting situated right on the beach. The development offers ~200 square meter homes with roof top patios, terraces and lush gardens; all of it only steps away from the beach. Each townhome his appointed with modern conveniences and has easy access to the beach and the community oceanfront pool. Playa Coco Townhomes is a great opportunity to own a retirement home in Nicaragua; one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. For those looking to invest in a property to hold as a vacation home, it is good to know that tourism in Nicaragua has been growing faster than any other country in Central America in recent years; making Nicaragua a smart investment.
The Parque Maritimo Playa El Coco is another wonderful project to consider. It is a resort community where visitors can enjoy a peaceful stay in direct contact with nature. The resort prides itself in its mission to preserve the natural surroundings in order to encourage tropical vegetation growth and help sustain the wildlife nearby. From the comfort of a rental home surrounded by tropical forest, visitors can spy on many wild animals such as squirrels, iguanas, howler monkeys, hummingbirds and woodpeckers to name a few. Many activities are also available at Parque Maritimo Playa El Coco such as bicycling, horseback riding, boat trips on the Pacific Ocean and visits to the wildlife refuge “La Flor.”
The Wildlife Refuge “La Flor” is a nature sanctuary near Coco beach covering more than 3000 hectares where you can go for a hike and witness the Olive Ridley Turtles lay their eggs in the sand on the beach. If you are lucky and happen to be there just at the right time, you might also be treated with the sight of hundreds of newly hatched baby turtles waddling their way to the Pacific Ocean.
The surf at Playa El Coco might not be the most consistent in the area, but when it works, it is a fun beach break that goes left and right. Because the beach is very long, this surf break has a number of different surfable peaks so you never have to worry about crowds here! The ideal swell direction to surf Playa El Coco is south-southwest at a mid to high tide. Playa El Coco is situated in the Rivas Province where the wind blows mostly offshore due to the effect of Lake Nicaragua nearby, so in general, it is surfable all day long. So if you are looking for the whole package, Playa Coco offers an exquisite mixed of beautiful sandy beach, protected wilderness and fun surf, what’s not to love?