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Hotel La Puerta del Sol

We are less than a five-minute walk to the beach and center street where many of the shops and restaurants can be found.
Kick back and relax in our tropical-style garden that gives you a profound feeling with nature while having a cold drink located in our hotel! In Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Playas Del Coco !

The Garden Bar at Hotel al Puerta del Sol showcases a personalized world- class experience where one feels like they are in their own back yard. The efforts towards creating a peaceful atmosphere ensures a little piece of peace. We want our guests to draw closer to their surroundings, venture beyond the ordinary and see this little piece of peace as spellbinding. Visit

It has been a team effort to make this venue a reality and it is the great privilege to host The Blues Fest 2020.

Let eat, let’s drink and let’s be merry.

Playas Del Coco

Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This region is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular destination with both local Costa Ricans as well as visitors from other countries during the traditional holiday seasons. Local Costa Ricans refer to Playas del Coco affectionately as “El Coco”, while travelers from outside of Costa Rica use the name “Coco Beach”, when mentioning this attractive locale.

Other adjacently located beach areas continue to grow as tourism related activities and the local population base expand. Popular beaches near Coco include Hermosa, Ocotal, Flamingo (incredibly popular with the locals on weekends), Panama, and a handful of remote beaches on the Papagayo peninsula (including the beach at the Four Season Papagayo). Further away, Tamarindo is an excellent surf beach for beginners, as well as a more commercialized beach town. If you’re looking for something and can’t find it in Coco, it’s probably in Tamarindo (a little more than an hour away).

Downtown Coco beach is worth a look, especially after nightfall. You’ll find drinking, dancing, and dining options, and even a couple of casinos.

Coco is also a great place to stay while exploring nearby natural wonders like the dormant volcano Rincon de la Vieja (about 1.5 hours driving time), Lllano de Cortes waterfall (about 2 hours drive time), and dozens of beaches within 1-2 hours drive (too many to mention, in fact). Jungle tours are also popular, and most of the local tour providers include a “zip line” tour as the main attraction.

Coco is fairly far away from Arenal, a recently active Volcano that is a must-see of any Costa Rica visit. Therefore, if you plan on staying in Coco, you might want to set aside two days of your trip to visit and stay at a resort near the Arenal volcano.

Deep sea fishing excursions are definitely available as well – be sure to ask around on the beach in the late afternoon to find the best deal for the following day. You can also hire a boat to take you surfing off-shore near world famous Witch’s Rock just up the coast from Coco. However, if you’re new to surfing or not willing to invest in an all-day boat tour, you might consider driving about an hour to nearby Tamarindo. The surfing there is very good for beginners and kids.

Our sponsor Rich Coast Diving is a reputable dive company with great staff who have great depth of knowledge of not only what is in the ocean but what you can find on land.

You can explore the Pacific and swim amongst big schools of fish.  All dives are in small groups and guided by a PADI professional.  They explore 2 different dive sites and hopefully encounter sharks, rays or turtles.   Local dive sites are surprising every day with big pelagics or small macro. Drinks, fruit and our famous sweet bread will  make your dive day complete. Dive Costa Rica today!