South of Puerto Viejo lays the small village of Playa Cocles with its fabulous beaches and stunning luxurious scenery. The area here is laid back and stress free and is a perfect place to chill out. This beach looks as the ones you see on the post cards of a Caribbean tropical paradise.
Playa Cocles is a great place to surf with fast, hollow, short ride waves especially suited to the experienced surfer . There is a right and left beach break with fun powerful rides. There waves here are been known to reach twelve feet and over. With an easterly swell and southerly wind direction, the surfing conditions here are outstanding. This beach has been awarded a blue flag which means that it is clean and safe. It can get quite busy with locals so it would be best to visit here during the week. There are numerous small hotels and restaurants in the area which makes it perfect for a family get away.