Playa Coyote looks like a scene straight from a honeymoon brochure. Its remote beaches are feature pearly white sand, luscious green jungles, and, perhaps most notably, peace and quiet. This is one of the most beautiful and most private beaches that spot the west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Approximately 30 minutes south of Punta Islita, you’ll love the dense jungle you pass through to reach this beautiful beachy resort.
Playa Coyote is great for relaxing in the sun on warm, spotless sandy beaches or taking tranquil swims through the calm, crystal crystal clear blue water. Nature loves will adore the abundance of wildlife too; this spot features a huge variety of mammal, bird, and plant species for even the most avid ornithologist will find something to love here.
Costa Rican Colón
Important dates in Costa Rica
- January 1st: New Year’s Day
- March/April: Easter Week
- April 11: Juan Santamaria Day
- May 1st: Labor Day
- July 25: Annexation of Guanacaste Day
- Aug 2: Patron Saint Day
- Aug. 15: Mother’s Day
- Sept. 15: Independence Day
- Oct 12 (entire weekend): Limon Carnaval
- Nov. 2: Dia de los Inocentes
- Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
- Dec. 25: Christmas Day
- The Nicosian Peninsula is famous for its environmental protection. Just a short drive down the peninsula you will find Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the first Costa Rican nature preserve, and an excellent place for a day trip.
- Though the water is very calm on the immediate coast of Playa Coyote, just up the beach you can find a great surf spot at Punta Coyote which is definitely worth a visit.
Good to know
When traveling with a passport, citizens of the United States, Canada, and most Latin American and European countries are allowed to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days.
Tourist visa accessibility depends on your nationality, purpose of visit, country of residence and duration of stay. Visa requirements are based on international agreements or treaties. However, the visa does not guarantee entry to Costa Rica and, as in the United States, this depends on the immigration officer upon arrival. Visa application form here: form
Don’t get caught unprepared as you very well might have to pay an exit visa fee when leaving Costa Rica. While most airlines have incorporated this cost into their ticket, some do not, so be sure to budget this amount into your itinerary. Don’t expect to see many beggars within the country, as Costa Ricans get paid at a higher rate than most Central American countries.
Culture and Etiquette in Costa Rica
The influence of the culture for this region comes from the Caribbean, North and South America. The locals, who are endearingly called Ticos, are very proud of their heritage and enjoy conversing with foreigners about family, politics, education, peace and their homeland. Speaking of interaction between locals, when asked how you are doing, it’s common to state pura vida, which translates to full of life, in this particular instance. This word, used in many contexts, is as fluid as water. Ticos use it to answer ‘how are you?’, to reply to a ‘thanks’, and just to express joy.
You won’t have a hard time making friends with the Ticos, as they are friendly humans who take pride in their piece of paradise. When it comes to punctuality, you can expect lateness, as it is just a slice of the culture. In order to conserve the beautiful nature of ‘chill’ that exists in Costa Rica, the lack of awareness and recognition of time’s importance needs to be peacefully accepted. When traveling by bus, just make sure you are planning for a possible 2-hour delay.
If you plan to venture through the rainforests it’s best to bring bug spray, long pants and a hat. Creepy crawly bugs are not strangers to this area. For those who enjoy soaking up the rays in the beach zone, relaxed attire is very much welcome here.