Playas del Coco Nightlife

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Playas del Coco, also referred to as “Coco Beach”, is a small beach town found in the north of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste. This prime location can be easily accessed as it is only a 25-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport.

This charming coastal town is well known not only for its stunning beaches, but also for its lively atmosphere, and exciting Playas del Coco nightlife. Don’t be fooled if you think this city is too peaceful during the daytime; there is far more action here than you can encounter at night. There are various locations where you can enjoy yourself by laughing, dancing, sipping cool beverages, and rejoicing in the wonder of life.

Playas del Coco offers locals and visitors different options to have a good time, whether you like a lively or laid-back atmosphere. If you want to experience Playas del Coco nightlife, find out below about the best places to go.

Playas del Coco in Costa Rica, with the sandy beaches and blue ocean
Playas del Coco is a beautiful beach destination with plenty to do – including a vibrant nightlife scene.

Different Environments

Playas del Coco’s thriving nightlife offers a wide range of possibilities for partygoers of all kinds. These options have been classified into two main groups: upbeat and relaxed atmospheres. Read on to find out which of these two categories best suits you based on your tastes and preferences.

Upbeat Atmosphere

If you’re looking for a lively, energetic, and positive atmosphere accompanied by music, dancing, and socializing, El Coco has places that tick those boxes. The following options provide a crowded dance floor, uplifting music, and people having a good time.

Zi Lounge

Zi Lounge is one of the most well-liked clubs in Playas del Coco, renowned for its cheerful music, lively ambiance, and varied drink menu. The venue has a large dance floor, both inside and outdoor sitting areas, weekly live music, and some of the area’s top DJs. Besides offering delicious lunch and dinner options, they have the longest happy hour in town as well as several flat screens to watch your preferred sporting events.

Playas del Coco gas station and town
Zi Lounge is a great place to hang out in Playas del Coco for a drink and some food.

La Puerta del Sol Hotel

La Puerta del Sol Hotel is less than a five-minute walk from the beach and the central street of El Coco, where many of the town’s shops and restaurants are located. This hotel offers free events like live music every Thursday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Latin dance lessons (salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia) every Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. People here are encouraged to have fun, pick up new dance skills, and make new friends.

A beautiful blue swimming pool with tons of pink and green foliage.
La Puerta del Sol Hotel is a great place to swim and grab a drink with friends.

Ocean Secret Parties

Ke Buen Ride is a business exclusively dedicated to carrying out the Ocean Secret Party. This is a boat party that takes place once a month (usually on a Saturday when there is a full moon) in Playas del Coco, on a two-story catamaran with a DJ and onboard entertainment. All drinks and food are included, and the party usually starts at 2 pm or 4 pm (depending on the moon) and lasts until 7, 8, or 9 pm for a total of 5 hours. These private parties are planned one month in advance and have a 120-person maximum capacity. If you’re interested in joining one of these boat parties you must check availability here

A group of people on a dinner cruise looking at a phone.
If you are looking for a unique nightlife experience in Playas del Coco, you will have to cruise with Ocean Secret Parties.

Relaxed Atmosphere

The following options will interest you if you prefer to enjoy nightlife in a calm, intimate setting where you can have a drink or two, unwind and socialize in a more relaxed manner, listen to soothing music in the background, or even take part in a fun activity that doesn’t require high energy levels.

Coconutz Brewhouse

This is a Sports Bar and Microbrewery situated on the main street of downtown Coco. Do not be surprised if you end up staying longer than you intended, as everyone there is very welcoming, as is the atmosphere. Any day is good to go to Coconutz, but you may want to stop by on a Wednesday night as they host “movie nights” where you can eat unlimited pasta and pizza from their buffet.

The sign at Coconutz Brewhouse that says happy hour, cold beers, cocktails, hot subs, pizza, and more.
Coconutz Brewhouse is a fun sports bar and microbrewery in Playas del Coco that is the perfect place to hang out after a day at the beach.

The Palms

The Palms not only provides delectable meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also plans various activities every week. You have a variety of options for an entertaining evening, including karaoke, live music, trivia nights, and more.

Casino El Coco

If you’re feeling lucky, you should think about visiting Casino El Coco, which offers roulette, slot machines, live blackjack, complimentary house beverages, free Wi-Fi, and more. Apart from the expected fun that you usually have in a casino, they also have a Mexican restaurant called El Capricho. Here you can select your favorite Mexican dish as well as choose your favorite song to sing during their karaoke nights.

A woman sitting at a slot machine at Casino El Coco.
Casino El Coco is a fun place to go if you want to play table games and slot machines in Playas del Coco.

Cava by Bambu

Cava by Bambu is a small but very cozy bar located in Plaza Zisa on the main street of Playas del Coco. Designed under a classic tavern or pop concept, this place is known for its elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious selection of drinks (wine, cocktails, imported and national whiskeys, spirits, and beers) and tapas.

A group of people sitting inside in a dimly lit restaurant in Costa RIca.
Cava by Bambu is a cozy bar with an elegant atmosphere in Playas del Coco.

Cave by Bambu offers the service of private events where the entire bar is rented for birthdays, parties, or special celebrations. For those looking for a fancy night out with chill-out music in the background, you should visit this bar, where once a month, it hosts live music and DJs playing a wide variety of music genres.

Playas del Coco is a must-see location for tourists visiting Costa Rica, and much more so if you want to experience its vibrant nightlife. It is the ideal destination for both beach lovers and adventure seekers due to its immaculate coastlines, and wide variety of attractions. In order to enjoy the beauty and adventure that this town has to offer, make sure to include Playas del Coco on your itinerary if you’re planning a vacation to Costa Rica.

A blue wave rushing in on the dark sandy shore in Playas del Coco.
Don’t forget to enjoy the natural beauty of Playas del Coco after enjoying the fun nightlife!

Stay Near the Best Playas del Coco Nightlife

A variety of lodging alternatives are in Playas del Coco to accommodate every need and taste. Our amazing vacation rentals will certainly add up to your experience in El Coco. Many of these homes and condos provide breathtaking ocean views in addition to convenient access to the town’s main activities and attractions. Let us know when you plan on coming, and we will make sure to help you find the best place for you.

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