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Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

1. Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Sail along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on a 4.5-hour sunset cruise, passing Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink in your hand as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and enjoy a swim. Snorkel in the bay or take a walk down a deserted white sand beach. While you’re enjoying the sun, sand and sea, the crew will prepare a lunch of chicken or pasta salad, fruit, chips, pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As the sun sets, you’ll see the ever-changing colors of the sky, while enjoying your favorite drink from the boat’s open bar. Capture the moment to show your family and friends the wonders of a Costa Rican sunset.

Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

2. Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Gulf of Papagayo on a half-day adventure tour for certified divers. Starting at Playas del Coco, transfer to the Papagayo Gulf by comfortable dive boat. After a short briefing and equipment assembly, submerge into the beautiful waters with the bilingual dive masters, who will then guide you through the reefs to see eagle rays, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks. Thousands of fish will accompany you as you explore the diversity of species on offer. You will visit 2 different dive sites for 2 separate dives, with no time limits - except by your breathing! Back on the surface, drinks, fruits, and snacks will be served on the boat. Locate your encounters on the fish chart, or just relax on the boat ride to the next dive site. You will sail back to Playas del Coco by 13:00, where you can get a stamp for your log book.

Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

3. Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

Start your journey to become a confident diver on a full-day Discover Scuba Dive program in the Gulf of Papagayo. Suitable for complete beginners, the dive program requires no previous experience and includes a training session in a controlled environment. Start with an introduction to diving techniques in confined water, and learn the basic skills and how to handle your scuba equipment. Then, travel by boat to 2 different dive sites in the Gulf. Here, your instructor will lead you safely around the reefs, where rays, turtles, jacks, and snappers are often seen. Each dive takes approximately 40 minutes, with only your breathing limiting the dive time. Dive to maximum depths of 12 meters (40 feet), and experience the extraordinary sensation of breathing underwater. During the break between dives, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit will be served. The dive boats have lots of shade to shield you from the tropical sun, while a boarding ladder and swim platform makes getting in and out easy.

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What people are saying about Playa Hermosa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The tour is very well organized. The team is motivated and very professional. Pura vida also on board! We drove mostly with motor drive, but that didn't bother us. There is enough space on the boat. Even when it's full, you can always find a quiet spot. For me the price-performance ratio is right. There is always enough to drink and the food on board is local and good.

The crew was great, drinks were strong, and lunch was good. Our group did struggle to find the meeting place but besides that we had a fun time being able to tan, snorkel, and relax for a few hours!

It was amazing. Emanuel was an amazing guide. Super patient and informed. Being underwater was amazing, there are no words.

Amazing trip around the coves. Great guides, good food and drinks. The end was a beautiful sunset. Perfect!

Great staff, friendly, good organization and fabulous sun set. Highly recommend