Spot #1 – OLLIE’S POINT (BAHIA POTRERO GRANDE)

Spot #1 – OLLIE’S POINT (BAHIA POTRERO GRANDE)

1) OLLIE’S POINT (BAHIA POTRERO GRANDE):
It is one of the most well known places in the North Pacific; many surfers agree that this is the best right in Costa Rica. It is a completely perfect right point, with off-shore winds almost all year round. Access: Only by boat from Playas del Coco. Tide: Works very nicely with low tide and up coming tide. It also works with high tide, depending on the movement of the sand produced by the mouth of the river and the rain. Swells: North and Northwest. Bottom: Sand and rocks. Feet: 2 to 8. Season: December to March. Stars: 4.

GPS Latitude 10.843508, Longitude -85.818109 

 

Santa Rosa National Park

Santa Rosa, is the oldest national park in Costa Rica, it was founded in 1970 to safe guard the vast extensions of tropical dry forest and the scene of the two most important battles of the country. The Murciélago section was added in 1979 thanks to the country acquiring land from the Nicaraguan Dictator Anastasio Somoza. The president Oscar Arias declared the land situated between Murciélago and the park property of the park at the end of the 80’s, so that Santa Rosa could occupy all of the Santa Elena Peninsula, some 50.000 hectares in total. It is a park of historical interest, with large extensions, coral reefs and several kilometers of virgin beaches in the Santa Elena and Papagayo Gulfs. The beaches in Santa Rosa are nesting areas for three species of marine turtles. This is an area where the largest amounts of Lora Turtles arrive from the American Tropics.

Information

Ph + (506) 2666-5051 ext 125, https://www.acguanacaste.ac.cr/turismo/sector-santa-rosa. Email: acg@acguanacaste.ac.cr The forest post, leaving the Interamerican opens daily from 08:00 a.m to 04:30 p.m. Entry is 6 US$ and to camp it is 2 US$ extra per person. The offices and the camping area are 7Km from where the buses arrive you can walk or ask for the bus stop. It is also possible to accompany the forest rangers on their routes around the park. The administration of Santa Rosa is also run by the Conservation Area of Guanacaste (ACG) and offers information about the Rincon de la Vieja and Guanacaste National Parks and other protected areas.

Surfing

Naranjo is the next most important beach of those that are in the south of Nancite.  Close to the extreme south of the park, it is known for its good surf, especially close to Witches Rock. It is a popular place to camp and practice sports.

 

Costa Rican 116 Surf Spot Guide Destination

Camping areas 2 US$ per person, close to the park offices, with installations that include drinking water, picnic benches, barbeques and bathrooms. Beds 20 US$ per person. There are eight bedrooms, each one with a capacity for 8 people and with shared bathrooms. The price does not include meals; each meal costs between 3 and 6 US$, and you will need to ask for them in advance, as well as accommodation. A café sells drinks and some snacks, some there are simple meals or they make lunch.

How to get Here?

Car or Taxi

The entrance is found west of the Interamerican road, 35 km. north from Liberia, and 45 Km. south of the border with Nicaragua. Access to the entrance is next to the Interamerican road. The park’s administrative offices can be found in La Casona, which is a big, old, wooden house, situated 7 km. west of the Interamerican road. After a trip by foot that might last 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the tide, there is chance to row boats along the estuary, (keeping in mind that crocodiles might emerge). Another good option is to take a 4 x 4 cab from Liberia, which is worth 45 US$ one way and 45 US$ on the way back.

Eladio´s Place & Nature Adventures Ph (506) 2691-0303/ Ph/Cel (506) 8706-8977 E-mail: eladiopenabruja@yahoo.es https://www.eladiosplacecr.com/ How to come: intersection with the road to Cañas Dulces. At the intersection keep left on the Pan-American, the entrance to the property is 800m ahead on the right, at the bottom of the hill, through the short stone wall. From Liberia Airport (LIR): Travel 10 km east to the first stoplight, which will be the main intersection of Liberia. Turn left on to the Pan-American highway and continue with the instructions above. SURF TRIP TO WITCH’S ROCK. Have the ride of your life, with Eladio´s Place is a pleased to offer the trip of a lifetime to Witch’s Rock (Peña Bruja), in the company of Eladio Castro. Eladio has more than 30 years of surfing experience, the last 15 years of which have been dedicated exclusively to Playa Naranjo and the Peña Bruja. His knowledge of the area is unrivaled as a result of years spent living on Playa Naranjo. Will travel to Playa Naranjo in a Land Cruisier 4 WD. The Land Cruisier is fully equipped to handle even the worst roads, and the experienced drivers guarantee your safe arrival ANY time of year. Offer different tours: 1) One Day Tour/ 2) Two Days Tour/ 3) Extended Tour (more than two days).With the option to depart from the offices in Irigaray or the nearby city of Liberia. Trips start from 90 US$ to 130 US$ per person. Two person minimum. Lodging and Pool, offer two rustic cabins, a swimming pool, and barbeque facilities. One cabin is two stories, with a common area and kitchen on the first floor. Private detached bathroom and shower. Two bedrooms with fans on the second floor for up to 8 guests. The second cabin is one story with space for up to 4 guests. Room has fans, a half kitchen, and private detached bathroom an shower. Also offer meals and laundry service. Cost $15 per person. Group discounts available.

Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Ph 1-888.318-SURF (7873) or (506) 2653-1262.  E-mail: witchsrocksurfcamp@gmail.com www.witchsrocksurfcamp.com  Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is situated on Tamarindo best beach break and is ideal for families, couples and singles alike.  The accommodation at the camp offers the unique combination of Costa Rican craftsmanship and Costa Rican surf culture.  All rooms share ocean views of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande, with the water’s edge only a few feet away.  Witch’s Rock Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is famous for its American and Mexican cuisine.  The surf school consists of in-water instruction, surf seminars, video analysis, beginning and intermediate surf lessons, and more advanced surf tours to neighboring beaches, including the famous Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point surf breaks.  The camp caters to both the novice and the hardcore surfer looking to surf Costa Rica’s best waves.  Transportation is available to/from San Jose, Liberia and Tamarindo airports.

 

 

WHERE TO SLEEP & EAT COCO BEACH?

Hotel Restaurante y Casino Flor de Itabo Ph (506) 2670-0438 / 2670-0292/ 670-0455, Ph/fax (506) 2670-0003. E-mail: info@flordeitabo.com www.flordeitabo.com. Located 900 meters before you get to the beach Coco. Bungalow for two people with a fan, Satellite TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water single/ double/ triple standard with fan, Satellite TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, mini fridge with air conditioning 55/ 75/ 90 US$, deluxe room / suite for 4 and 6 people with a fan, Satellite TV, private bathroom with hot water and Jacuzzi apartments for 4 and 6 people with a fan, Satellite TV, telephone with a private bathroom with hot water and a equipped kitchen There is a swimming pool with a  sport bar, restaurant with Italian and international food and a casino. Horse hire, organizing scuba diving and fishing from to 3.360 US$, transport from the Juan Santamaría International Airport for 1/ 2/ 3/ 4 people for 240/ 120/ with a capacity for 15 people. Internet and laundry service.  

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Hotel & Restaurante Pato Loco Inn Ph + (506) 2670-0145. E-mail: info@PatoLocoInn.com http://www.patolocoinn.com/. Located of the Hotel Flor de Itabo, 75 meters to the West. It has 4 rooms with bathroom and conditioned air 63 US$, air conditioned hill 10 US$ additional. A small hotel of European style, fan, desk and private bathroom with hot water. Also has two completely equipped apartments 842 US $ per month. There are swimming pool and pool table. Also bill with a restaurant with Italian and international food, plates to the letter, wines, national liquors and foreigners. Open to the whole public for breakfast and dinner. Surveillance the whole night. They spoken Spanish, English, French and German. Private parking. 

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Hotel Coco Palms Ph + (506) 2670-0367/ 2670-0153, Ph /fax (506) 2670-0117. E-mail: hotelcocopalms@hotmail.com www.hotelcocopalms.com. Located side south of the soccer square. It has 45 rooms with private bathroom with hot water, conditioned air, international TV, cable. Double 57  US$ from 250 US$ for person. Suite and apartments with capacity for 4 or 6 people with bed Queen ço King, private bathroom, hot water, conditioned air. Has swimming pool for adults and children. Garden International Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Sport Bar, Happy Hour every day, brown expresso, bar, internet Wireless free, lodging, golf packages. Supermarket and souvenirs store, Spa (massages, treatments) .Organizan tour, sportfishing, surfing, snorkeling, sunset boat, seiling, canopy tours, 5 different national parks, waterfalls, volcanos, forests, tranfers to the International Airport of Alajuela and Airport of Liberia. Private parking. Security the 24 hours. They accept credit cards and travelers check. They spoken Spanish, English, German, Portuguese, French, tagano and Arabic. 

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Hotel La Puerta del Sol Ph (506) 2670-0195, Ph/fax (506) 2670-0650. E-mail: lapuertadelsol@gmail.com. https://lapuertadelsolhotel.com/ Located near the center of the Beaches of the Coco, 200 meters east and south 50 meters of Lizard’s Lounge. Individual/ double 60/ 80 US$/ Suites 110 US$, additional bed 25 US$, includes continental or American breakfast. It has eight rooms and four suite each one with a small room, terrace, TV for cable, refrigerator, telephone, conditioned air, roof fan and private bathroom with hot water with dryer. Box of security. Has swimming pool, a mini gym, besides the bar, restaurant Sol and Luna, which serves Italian food. Its agreement with Rich Coast Diving, offers packages of diving of several days. Parking indoors and surveillance the 24 hours. They spoken Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Italian and French.

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Hotel Laura’s House B&B Ph + (506) 2670-0751, Ph/cell (506) 8819-3552. E-mail: casalauracr@yahoo.com https://www.casalauracr.com/. Located close to the center of Coco Beach, 200 mts. East of Lizard’s Lounge; a two floor construction with 8 rooms, each with a private bathroom, each one with cable TV – A/C or fan  / swimming pool – green areas –parking- full breakfast.  Offering high and low season tariffs. High season tariffs: Rooms Double with A/C 45 US$. Double rooms with a fan 35 US$. Single rooms with A/C 35 US$. Single rooms with a fan 25 US$ and 12 US$: per extra person. Tariffs for low season: Double Rooms with A/C 40 US$. Double Rooms with fan 30 US$. Single rooms with A/C 30 US$. Single rooms with fan 20 US$ and 11 US$: per extra person – Laura’s House also offers a laundry service at a very reasonable price, bike hire and a used book exchange. Organizing tours- car hire – snorkeling and fishing trips at the best prices. 

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Villa Del Sol B&B Ph /fax (506) 2670-0085, in the United States and Canada Tel (866) 815-8902. E-mail: info@villadelsol.com www.villadelsol.com. Located 1km to the north of the main road and 100 meters from the beach. Double rooms with breakfast 50/ 55 US$.  It has seven rooms with a private bathroom with hot water and air conditioning, six also have a cooker 65 US$. There is a swimming pool and a balcony with sea views and a restaurant. Long stays and all sorts of nautical activities are organized. Tariffs go down to around 12 US$ during low season. It has parking and a tropical garden of 5000 mts².

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Hotel Savannah Ph + (506) 2670- 2180. E-mail: saleshotelsavannah@gmail.com https://hotel-savannah.business.site/ Location; del Hotel Coco Bay, 100 metros sur. Is just 25 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR). Common area includes garden seating, fountain and pool, kitchen, bakery & large grocery across the street. 800 meters to the ocean. Single, Double, Triple, Quadruple rooms available. Queen beds, mini fridge, air conditioner, hot water. See our other location Hotel Coco Palms.

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Claudio & Gloria Beach Front Rooms Ph + (506) 2670-0256. Ph + (506) 8935-4099. E-mail: hotelclaudiogloriabeachfront@gmail.com https://hotel-claudio-gloria-beach-front.business.site Location; de entrada, principal calle la Chorrera, Guanacaste, Playas del Coco. Schedule of 7:00 a.m to 12:00 m.n. Service of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offers paste, variety of cocktails, fish, chicken, brown expresso, tea, gassy, juices, beer and liquors. A 9-minute walk from Hard Rock Cafe Guanacaste, Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front is located in Coco and has rooms with free WiFi. With a garden, the property also has a terrace, as well as a shared lounge. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and Latin American, as well as Italian dishes. At the hotel, the rooms come with a closet. Rooms have a flat-screen TV, and some rooms come with a sea view. All rooms have a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. A continental breakfast is served at the property. A variety of popular activities are available in the area around Hotel Claudio & Gloria Beach Front, including snorkeling and cycling. Liberia Airport is 22.5 km from the property.


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Hotel Colono Beach Ph + (506) 2670-1020. E-mail: info@hotelcolonobeach.com http://www.hotelcolonobeach.com. Location; del Super Compro 75 metros al oeste al frente del Homecente. Is located in Playas del Coco in the province of Guanacaste. We have 32 spacious rooms equipped with air conditioning, cable television, telephone, safe deposit boxes and hot water. We have laundry services, WI FI, restaurant and swimming pool for adults and children for a perfect rest. Just 200 meters from the beach and from where our guests if they wish can move and know other beaches, volcanoes, rivers, forest reserves, national parks and other places of tourist and cultural interest that this beautiful province of Guanacaste has.

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Coco Beach Hotel & Casino Ph (506) 2670-0494, Ph fax (506) 2670-0555. E-mail: cocobayhotelycasino@gmail.com  www.cocobayhotelycasino.com. Single/ double low season  65/ 80 US$, high season 85/ 101 US$ all included breakfast.. There are 32 rooms with air conditioning, television, telephone, bathroom with hot water, coffee maker, security Internet Wi- Fi.  There is a swimming pool and a restaurant that opens at 6.00 a.m and 11:00 p.m. In the Sport bar that has casino open of 7:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m every day transmits sport events in international TV for cable. Has parking and security for the night. They organize tours to any part of the Country. Dive and Spa, the restaurant Steak house with pizza, cooks international. National liquors and foreigners. 

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