Coco Beach Hotel & Casino Coco Beach Hotel & Casino
Playas del Coco
If you are looking to experience the heart of Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Hotel Coco Beach is the place. My daughter and I visited Coco Beach in late August of 2017 as a gift from my mother who had to cancel at the last minute due to health issues. She had made arrangements for a weeks stay at Coco Beach Hotel and Casino overlooking the main street through the town, and just 2 short blocks from the beach. The accommodations were modest but very comfortable and the staff was amazing! We were there during the rainy season so the humidity and temperature were high and we were ever so grateful for the excellent air conditioning in our room. When we checked in we were welcomed at the front desk by Paula, Maria, Luis and Katherine with a complimentary ice cold passionfruit smoothie. The restaurant(Marisquiera), bar and pool area are all built in a fine rustic woodworking fashion and look out over the main street, which is quite an active place at night, especially on the weekend. We never made it to the casino or spa, but we did enjoy lounging at the pool drinking lots of batidos(fruit smoothies) when we were not out meeting the locals(Ticos) or swimming in the ocean. We ate at several other restaurants while we were there to experience different atmospheres, but in the end, nowhere else rivaled Marisquiera restaurant for the traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Dinner is a little more expensive than other nearby restaurants but definitely the nicest dining atmosphere on the main street. The restaurant staff was incredibly kind and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Adrian with his big smile kept the reggae music bumping for us whenever we were at the pool(SOJA!) and Gustavo and Ivannia we're so humble and kind in every moment of service that they were like a part of our family by the time we had to leave. Thank you as well to Fabiana, Armando and especially Gloria, who was always encouraging my daughter to practice speaking Spanish with her when we were dining, although all of the servers speak good English. We were even blessed by the kindest room cleaning staff imaginable. The day we left, the two cleaning ladies presented my daughter with a small gift to say farewell to her. I would definitely return to Coco Beach Hotel again...thanks for the memories!