Hotel La Puerta del Sol | Playas del Coco, Costa Rica


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Costa Rica’s High Season is on It’s Way – Summer Time Pura Vida

Costa Rica’s high season for tourism begins in mid December and continues into late April, usually ending with the Easter Holiday. This time period harmonizes splendidly with the chill of winter in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The high season is also the dry season. In the event that you need some sunny relaxation time on a tropical shoreline, this is an ideal opportunity to come to Costa Rica. Amid the height of this period (particularly amid the Christmas occasion and Holy Week before Easter), the tourism business works at maximum capacity and ALL reservations should be made ahead[… read more]

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Playa Ocotal – Coco’s Nearest Neighboring Beach

Playas del Coco is an amazing place. While visiting people from all walks of life enjoy strolling along the beachfront path, hanging in the park or playing in the soft sands and warm waters. Often our guests ask us for recommendations of other nearby beach to explore, the nearest being the “salt and pepper” volcanic sand beach named Playa Ocotal. Where is Playa Ocotal? Playa Ocotal can be found just 3km southwest of Playas del Coco. By turning off of the main boulevard at the Super Compro supermarket one can arrive in just under 7 minutes by car making it[… read more]

Thanksgiving in Playas del Coco

Every year in late November US citizens across the globe celebrate Thanksgiving and Playas del Coco is no different. This day is a time to reflect and be gracious for all of the good times, positive relationships and goals accomplished in the passing year.  Even if you are not home for the holiday, Playas del Coco always has something to comfort your craving for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner consisting of Turkey, stuffing, Potatoes, Carrots, Pies and more. If you walk down Coco’s Main Boulevard you will find numerous restaurants serving up the classic American meal. For us at La Puerta[… read more]

Have You Heard? The Dorado Fishing is Great this Year!

Sportfishing is always the talk of Playas del Coco as the annual rain season comes to an end and the high season begins. This year the Dorado (Mahi Mahi) fishing has EXPLODED! Reports from around the area have been extremely positive and it is expected that the season will continue to boom until the seasonal winds change in mid December. If you are an avid fisherman or novice and are looking to do some Sportfishing in Costa Rica make sure you come to Hotel La Puerta del Sol in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste Costa Rica. Our low season pricing is[… read more]

Santa Rosa National Park: BIG Adventure just an Hour from El Coco

When arriving to Costa Rica and to Playas del Coco in general many of our guests frequently ask us for advice on things to do in Playas del Coco and the surrounding area. While some are inquiring about nightlife, shopping and fine dining others are in it for the ADVENTURE and that is what Parque Nacional Santa Rosa is all about. A Brief Overview of the Santa Rosa National Park Santa Rosa National Park is a large protected area located off of Hwy 1 between Liberia and the Nicaraguan border in the Guanacaste Province. In 1856 the site was home[… read more]

[GALLERY] Sunsets from Playas del Coco

The above photo was taken near Entrada Cangrejos. Orange, pink and purple hues tower behind the tropical vegetation in late October.  Our Hotel being located in Playas del Coco has it’s perks. We are near the beach, just two blocks away from good nightlife, close to the airport and many others make the list. But our favorite is the amazing Pacific Ocean sunsets we get treated to almost every night of the year! Every evening around 6PM dozens of people flock to the Amor de la Temporada Park and other parts of the beach to admire the amazing sunsets that Playas[… read more]

[VIDEO] Costa Rican Female Rafting Team Competes in Japan World Championship

La Puerta del Sol helped sponsor the female Costa Rican Rafting team and supported them as they took their talents to Japan to compete in the World Rafting competition 2017. “We are Machacas, the team created by Asociación Machacas (Women Rafting Association), proud to represent Costa Rica as the Open Women Rafting Team in Japan 2017.   Our team name, Machacas, was inspired in this kind of fish, relative of the piranha, found in our home rivers.  They are known to live and look for their prey always in groups.  They are stronger when working together. Our team will be[… read more]

Coco Beach Cleanup – Part 2

La Puerta del Sol will be helping “Rasta Recycle” (out of Filadelfia) clean up the Playas del Coco beach at 8:00 AM this Sunday morning, the 15th of October 2017. Can I help clean Playas del Coco? YES! All are welcome and we appreciate anyone who can help us out. We will be meeting at the beach entrance “Entrada Arrecifes” near the Pacifico Beach Club. There is still much work to do and if we all come together we will bring Coco back to life and better than ever before. We encourage anyone to join us in the community to help restore[… read more]

Hurricane Nate Update

October 2017 brought a fierce surprise with the unexpected arrival of Tropical Storm (which became hurricane) Nate to Playas del Coco and other locations around Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Hundreds of families have been forced out of there homes and lost their belongings. What did La Puerta del Sol Hotel do to help? Over the course of the storm, La Puerta del Sol was fortunate enough not to be impacted by the flooding. We created a wall of slabs, gravel and sandbags to stop the flow of water onto the property as the road outside resembled a river more than[… read more]

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