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typical  Guanacaste landscape during dry season

 

waterfall in the "Rincón de la vieja" national park


For its central position Coco is a perfect start point for excursions to many attractions as well as to the neighboring beaches and nearby
national parks
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Easy accessible (by car) beaches are: Playa Ocotal , Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama, Playa Flamingo, Brasilito, Conchal, as well as Playa Tamarindo and  Playa Grande.

We can  also recommend trips to the secluded waterfall "Llanos de Cortez" or to the  "Rio celeste"  with it's unique light blue water. Floating down the Corobicí river you can marvel many different birds, crocodiles and iguanas. Close to where the river tour starts, you find the "Las Pumas" rescue center with mainly big cats like Pumas, Ocelots or Jaguars.

If Costa Rica  still doesn't offer enough fauna for you, try the wildlife park "Africa mia", where you can escape to Africa for  a couple of hours.

 

Tamarindo beach


Most of the sorrounding national parks can be reached within 1 ½ to 2 hours driving.
 

The Santa Rosa Nacional Park has the biggest  tropical dry forest in Central America with mainly secondary vegetation and many hiking trails. “La casona”, a little museum gives you an insight into the former life of  the “Ticos” on the countryside and tells a bit about Costarrican history. The lonesome beaches Naranjo and Nancite can only be reached by off road cars.

floating down the Corobicí riverbig tree in the "Rincón de vieja"  nacional park

 

The Rincon de la Vieja Nacional Park with mostly tropical mountain dry forest and impressing  primary vegetation at the foot of the two inactive volcano craters "Rincon de la Vieja" and "Von Seebach" (about 1900m above sea level) is perfect for beautiful hikes to either the craters, waterfalls, boiling mud holes and hot-water springs. Besides a lush vegetation you find a lot of animals, such as white-faced and howler monkeys, coaties,  toucans, all kinds of insects and many more.

cave in the "Barra Honda" national park

 

The Barra Honda Nacional Park consists of karst hills with tropical dry forest of secondary vegetation, a marvellous scenic view point and an impressive limestone cave system, of which at least one cave can be visited with guides.

These are only a few out of many possible tours.

nearby waterfall "Llanos de Cortez"