Punta Cocles, Costa Rica, is an area of land that juts out between the beaches of Cocles and Chiquita on the Caribbean coast in the province of Limon, Costa Rica.
The beach of Cocles extends a long expanse with a paved road which winds its way from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo, Costa Rica. In between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo, and at the end of Playa Cocles you will find Punta Cocles. The point of Cocles contains great views of both the ocean and the tropical forest, and the small beaches, which are like hidden gems, can be found in tiny inlets around Punta Cocles.
The pace of life on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is a bit slower than the rest of the country. The people are laid back, and the food is different from that which you might find in San Jose or along the Pacific coast. The Afro-Caribbean roots have marked the country with its own unique culture and traditions. There are also many great carnivals and festivals in the area that are noted for their costumes and pageantry.
Surfing, snorkeling, cycling, horseback riding, wildlife tours and more are all part of the activities that you can find in the Punta Cocles area. There are howler monkeys in the trees, and many species of fish in the sea. Fishing in the area can be done with local fisherman, as well. A packing list might consist of a swimsuit, snorkeling gear, a fishing pole, a folding bike, sun screen and a surfboard.
Punta Cocles can be reached via plane with Nature Air and Sansa Air through the city of Limon, Costa Rica. The flights are generally twenty to forty minutes in Costa Rica, and there are domestic airports in many places throughout the country. Other than flights, Punta Cocles can be reached by rental car, bus, private shuttle or taxi, and the place to access Cocles from is Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
Punta Cocles is four hours and fifty four minutes from the capital city of San Jose. It is seven hours and twenty two minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica, and four hours and three minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Some of the area hotels and lodgings consist of Hotel Punta Cocles, Hotel Cabinas El Tesoro and Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort.
Location: Playa Punta Cocles
Items to bring: a swimsuit, snorkeling gear, a fishing pole, a folding bike, sun screen, a surfboard
Distance from San Jose: 4 hrs 54 mins
Distance from Liberia: 7 hrs 22 mins
Hotels nearby: Hotel Punta Cocles, Hotel Cabinas El Tesoro, Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort
Ways to get here: Plane, Rental Car, Bus, Private Shuttle