Playas del Coco

Thanksgiving Dinner at Coconutz

Make your reservations NOW by stoping by Coconutz or calling 2670-1982. Don't be left picking up the scraps!

The new coupon book will be hitting the streets soon.....

Make sure to get your copy of The Howling Monkey Coupon & Offers book at various locatinos throughout Guanacaste featuring offers and info in Playas del Coco, Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Matapalo and Playa Panama.

10K Race in Playas del Coco - Dec. 8, 2012

Join the Lions Club, AdiCoco and many residents of Playas del Coco for the annual Carrera Playas del Coco on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 4pm. 

Registration locations in Playas del Coco are in Luperon or you may find more information & locations at .

Sign up early to participate in this Sunset 10K throughout Playas del Coco!

SCAM ALERT - Bus Rides

Letter to El Coco Beach -

We waited for the local Liberia/Coco at bus 6:00p.m. Our wait was 35 minutes. During that time is when and where we got targeted. My and I had a small suitcase and a bag. I got on the bus first and put my bag and case between my legs. My husband got on and a man helped him get his case up the stairs of the bus. The man put the case on the overhead rack. Another man thought my case should go on the rack and I went along with that. These men were very friendly and helpful. He asked me if I was going to Coco.
I was watching the bags the whole time. At the town of Communidad bus stop the two men stood up and dropped something at my feet. This was the distraction. At that moment I knew something was going down. I was on the aisle seat and jumped up and stopped them from taking one suitcase and one bag. They quickly exited out the front door. Then when I looked back a third man had taken one case and exited the back door. My husband was in the aisle seat and not really aware until I was yelling and running.
I ran out the back door after him and my case. The thief got into a 2000 Suzuki green car with the driver ready to go. (I don’t know cars but this is the same car I have at home). That car had been following the bus or that was at the predetermined stop for the theft. I got very close to the car before they left. I’m glad I didn’t catch up to him as I don’t know how aggressive they would have been towards me.
The passengers on the bus were supportive. Two women followed me off the bus. Women were yelling at the driver. I was verbalizing my frustration. The driver sat there until I calmed down and gave him the okay to drive away.
The moral of this experience is never, never, let your guard down. Protect you personal space and hold on to your stuff at all times. At the start of this bus trip I let my guard down and let their false friendliness and helpfulness cloud my better judgement. Thus, I allowed them to put our bags on the top rack.
This happened on January 15, 2012. One week later our friends had a similar ordeal. They didn’t notice their bag gone until they got to Sardinal.  This seems to be an organized scam on people returning from Nicaragua (1p.m. bus from Granada – arriving in Liberia around 6 p.m.) who are changing buses at the Burger King intersection.
In an attempt to help other travellers we reported this to the Coco police. They called in an interpreter but didn’t write down any of the details.

Playas del Coco Festival schedule - English

Wednesday 25
Reign Coronation Hall of Festivals

Thursday 26
Bullfight 6:00 pm
Group Ride: The vacant Jackson Ruiz
Livestock: Hacienda Santa Rosa de PepeChavarria
Bulls: Cabbage, Ken, Love Frog

Friday 27
 Bullfight 6:00 pm
Group Ride: The People's Jorge A. GonzalesCanero
Livestock: The Brothers Ojochal CapusEspinar and Livestock
Bulls: Fox, Cafe con Leche, Imperial, Vulture, Ometepe, Granada

Saturday 28
Bullfight 6:00 pm
Recreational Activity 8:00 a.m.
Group Ride: The Cubs Abangares Boards.(Male Carballo).
Livestock: Copal Koki Rancho Gonzales.
Bulls: Essence,  Terrorist and Chifrijo

Sunday 29
Gran Tope starting at Bar Matapalo 2:00 pm
Bullfight 6:00 pm
Group Ride: The Eagles Marcos Castro
Livestock: Hacienda La Tormenta
Bulls: White Tail Grackle and Celaje

Monday 30
Bullfight 6:00 pm
Cacique Cup Final
The Top 3 Cattle Bulls against Top 12 Montadores of the 4 dates
Bulls: The little screw, crab, Indomitable, El Moro, Calle 13, El Soldado, Model

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