5 Best Ocean-view Properties In Playas-del-Coco

Exploring the serene beauty of Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, becomes even more enchanting when you stay in one of the stunning ocean-view properties. Once a quaint fishing village, Playas del Coco has transformed into a sought-after destination for digital nomads, retirees, and expatriates, offering an array of well-priced properties, including breathtaking ocean-view villas, family homes, and apartments.

On our latest vacation, my husband and I rented a charming ocean-view home, which became the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience with our parents and children. The sheer variety and beauty of ocean-view properties in Playas del Coco left us in awe. In this article, I will share our top recommendations for ocean-view properties in this beautiful beach town.

The convenience of fully equipped kitchens, access to exclusive beach clubs, and the tranquil ambiance of these properties make them ideal for any traveler. However, navigating the property market in a foreign country can be daunting, so let me guide you through some of the best options available.

Keep reading if you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica and considering an ocean-view rental in Playas del Coco. I will provide insights and tips to help you find the perfect place to stay and ensure your visit is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Key Takeaways From This Article

Playas del Coco is home to some of the best ocean-view properties in Guanacaste province. Whether you are looking for a small place to stay with an ocean view or a luxurious villa, Playas del Coco has various properties. Here are my key takeaways on ocean-view properties in Playas del Coco.  

  • Most of the properties offer fully equipped kitchens with sitting areas. 
  • The properties within the Pacifico gated community offer paid access to the Pacifico Beach Club. 
  • Casa Barranco requires you to have a rental car or contact a taxi driver. 

5 Ocean View Properties In Playas Del Coco

Rentals are the way to go if you want to retire to a quiet place away from the bustle of holidaymakers. Fortunately, Playas del Coco has several beautiful ocean-view rental properties. I have reviewed five excellent properties that will make your stay comfortable.

Jeannayas Home -Private Infinity Pool

It’s a single-floor house 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport. The house is on top of a mountain in Isabella’s gated community. Playas del Coco is 10 minutes away. All the rooms in the house have spectacular ocean views. The house offers the following. 

  • Master and second bedroom: Both rooms have a full bathroom and a terrace with two-person seating. They also have closets, air conditioning, and a remote. 
  • Kitchen: It is next to the living and dining rooms. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment, such as an electric kettle, microwave, rice cooker, dishes, pans, and all utensils. Provisions such as salt, pepper, and cooking oil are available. 
  • The living and dining room has a half bathroom.
  •  BBQ area: It’s next to the pool and has gas and charcoal options.
  • The laundry room has a washer and dryer exclusively for your use. 
  • Infinity pool: The pool is used only by guests at the house. Around the pool, outdoor furniture includes seating for 8 people and 4 long chairs. 

You won’t have access to the garage, but there is a parking space for three cars within the property. Amenities include cable T.V., WiFi, fibre optic internet access, a safe deposit box, beach towels, clean sheets, towels, beach chairs, and pet-friendly. However, the pet must be small or medium in size.

Security is sufficient since the house is in a safe gated community. A fence surrounds the house, and you can control the gate using a remote. The bus stop is five minutes away from the main entrance of the gated community. 

Nearby attractions include Numu Taproom restaurant, which is a 6-minute walk away, and Zi Lounge and Coconutz, which are 12 minutes away. 

Villa Mariposa-Private Beach

Villa Mariposa-Private Beach
Villa Mariposa-Private Beach

It’s one of the eight Bahia Pez Vela Resort Villas in a secluded cove. The fully equipped three-bedroom villa is next to Coco Beach. From the villa, you’ll have a great view of the Papagayo Gulf while listening to the quiet waves of the Pacific. You can request for paid pick-up/drop-off services.

The primary bedroom has a walk-in shower, while the two guest bedrooms are spacious. The open-concept kitchen, as well as a living and dining room, are also present. Amenities include cable TV, internet access, air conditioning, a patio, and a laundry room. However, the villas’ management does not allow pets. 

The eight villas share amenities such as an infinity pool, a private ebony beach, a Picante restaurant, and maid service (optional). There is a children’s pool within the resort. 

Casa Barranco- Between Two Beaches

Casa Barranco is a four-bedroom house in Coco Bay Estate, a gated community between Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal. It has an ocean view of Playas del Coco and a sweeping view of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Below are the facilities in Casa Barranco. 

LevelsFeatures
Main levelIt enters an open-concept indoor/outdoor living space, dining room, and kitchen.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar that seats four people and features stainless steel appliances.
The covered terrace is on this level and has a lounge area, a pool/hot tub combination, and views of Playas del Coco.
The primary bedroom is on this floor and has a private balcony with a chair and conversation set.
There is a bathroom in the primary bedroom that has a shower room with a free-standing tub.
Lower levelIt has a den with a smart TV and a sofa bed.
On this level are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies.
Pass through a courtyard to access the laundry room.
There is a separate one-bedroom casita that you can access from the laundry or parking areas. It has a lounge area, a small kitchen, and a bedroom with a full bathroom. 

 

There is covered parking for four cars. You should get a rental vehicle or have a driver you can call, as taxis and Uber are not readily available. The pricing for Casa Barranco starts at six people, though the spacing is for 11. When booking, indicate the number of people for correct pricing. 

Pacifico C-306-Condo

Pacifico C-306 is a two-bedroom condo on the third floor with an ocean view overlooking red tile roofs. It is eight blocks from Playas del Coco. The property’s management can arrange airport transfers or car rentals. 

The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and a bar for three people. A welcome basket contains coffee, shampoo, conditioner, salt, pepper, cooking oil, and the famous salsa Lizano (Costa Rican sauce).  

One of the bedrooms has a king bed, TV, and an ocean view. The second bedroom has a queen bed. Both bedrooms share an attached bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The living room has a sectional sofa.

The condominium complex’s shared amenities include four swimming pools and a poolside bar/restaurant. A grocery store is outside the gates. Check-in is at 3 PM, and check-out is by 10 AM. 

Villa Serena -Wet Bar

The private luxury villa is in a gated community with 24/7 security. You’ll have paid access to Pacifico Beach Club, a gym, and a restaurant bar. 

  • Bedrooms: Three bedrooms and three bathrooms accommodate around eight people. 
  • The living room has a comfortable sitting area with vaulted ceilings. 
  • Kitchen: The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and a dining table. 
  • Outdoor area: The terrace has an infinity-edge pool and enough space for sunbathing on the loungers. There is also outdoor dining, a wet bar, and a BBQ. 
  • Amenities: Wifi, laundry area, smart TV, and a comfortable workstation.
  • Garage for two cars. 

Walk or use a golf cart to the various local restaurants or shops. 

Conclusion

We had a great time at our rental ocean-view property. I recommend booking a rental vacation property when you have a bigger group, as it is more affordable and comfortable, especially if you have kids. 

Have you ever stayed in any ocean-view properties mentioned in this article? Please share any of your experiences and recommend others. 

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Born in California, Michelle traveled extensively through the USA and Europe before moving to South Florida during the pandemic. Her career in Marketing has taken her all across the world. Her favorite country is France but she'll never turn down a beach vacation!

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