Playa Cocolito

Playa Cocolito north of Montezuma

Playa Cocolito is probably the most deserted beach in the entire Montezuma/Malpais/Santa Teresa area. It’s inaccessible by car, and so the only way to get there is to hike in. Tourists come here for two reasons… first because it’s an amazingly beautiful hike and for those who want to go farther than Playa Grande it’s the next obvious destination. Second, it’s for people who are trying to find a deserted tropical beach.

From Montezuma town, you can reach Playa Cocolito by hiking north along the beach for about an hour, past Piedra Colorado and Playa Grande. You can also reach it from the pubic road that goes to the Tango Mar area near Tambor, by walking south.

Once there, you’ll find a very long beach with only a couple of shacks on it, and no one around except for an occasional hiker or groups of people on horseback, heading towards the El Chorro waterfall.

Just north of Playa Cocolito is a small cove with the El Chorro waterfall, pouring off a cliff edge and splashing into the ocean. The sand in this small cover is whiter and the water is more turquoise, making it a spectacular spot to spend a few hours.

See also:

El Chorro Waterfall
Horseback Tour to Playa Cocalito and El Chorro

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