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Colono Beach Hotel

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Colono Beach Hotel

3 star hotel
Coco, Playa Del Coco, 50503, Costa Rica
34 rooms
FREE Internet

Rocket Frog Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance Show address

Playa del Coco, Playa del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Package highlights

  • Colono Beach Hotel offers cost-effective, airy accommodation and an enviable position close by Rocket Frog Divers, so you spend less time traveling and more time diving
  • Loads of marine life on offer - including sharks, rays, macro life and moray eels - in more than 22 dive sites, including local locations and further afield to the Bat Islands
  • It's a short walk to a white sand beach, so you also get the seafront experience before you head back and enjoy meals in the open-air poolside restaurant
  • Get picked up from your hotel to dive in the Catalina Islands, home to giant mantas, bullseye rays and devil rays - you'll get there quickly too in the fastest boats in the industry
  • Break up your diving bucket list - and round off your Costa Rican cultural experience - with sailing tours, quad biking, ziplining and rainforest treks
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 15% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Colono Beach Hotel

Best dive sites in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

There are approximately 20 dive sites near to the Playas del Coco shore. You’ll find additional sites at the Catalina, Bat and Tortuga Islands. The dive sites at the offshore islands are the most famous. In particular, Cueva del Tiburón (a.k.a. Shark Cave) near the Catalina Islands is home to several, sleeping reef sharks. Also, Big Scare near the Bat Islands offers up an adrenalin-filled Bull Shark encounters. Closer to shore, Cabeza de Mono is a superb site for watching rays pass by. Punta Gorda and Punta Argentina are other superb dive sites in the area with a healthy variety of tropical fish life.

Snorkeling in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

Because of the poor visibility and lack of coral immediately surrounding the shore, Playas del Coco is not known for its snorkeling opportunities. However, Playa Guacamaya and Nacascolo are both within an hour’s boat ride and feature coral reefs with plenty of marine life. The snorkeling at both of these destinations is the best in the region.

What to see

Playas del Coco is particularly popular for its abundance of pelagic species. You won’t have to wait long before you find something big in the water.

During the rainy season, plankton blooms occur in the Pacific, attracting dozens of Giant Manta Rays, mobulas and migrating humpbacks and pilot whales. Occasionally, a whale shark may float past. Fantastic arrays of sharks, including the Bull Sharks of the Bat Islands also arrive from May to November to feast on offshore bait balls. Nurse sharks hide out in the caves of the Catalina Islands.

Throughout the year, colorful fish and endangered sea turtles cruise along the Guanacaste coast, stopping to lay eggs on the area’s beaches.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Best dive vessel in the Guanacaste region (36ft, 2x 300 HP Yamaha engines)
  • Daily dive trips to 22 local sites, fresh fruit on board
  • Regular diving around The Catalina and Bat Islands 
  • Recreational and professional PADI training
  • Experienced, multilingual dive masters and instructors
  • Maintenance station, rental equipment, WiFi
  • Free pick up in new van

Description

Rocket Frog Divers is a PADI 5* IDC based in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. 

The dive operation is proud to offer their customers the absolute best dive vessel in the area. Built with the sole purpose of diving in mind, the Pacific Express is 36 feet long and is fitted with two 300 HP Yamaha engines.

Dive trips depart daily to local and specialty dive sites (The Catalina Islands and The Bat Islands) in less than half the time of other local dive boats. Refreshments and fresh fruit are available during the surface interval. 

PADI recreational and professional courses are offered, including night, Nitrox and wreck specialties. Divemasters have in depth knowledge of the local marine ecosystems, and training is provided in English, French and Spanish. 

Facilties include a shop, gear maintenance station, rental equipment and storage space, air-conditioned classroom, filling station, WiFi and fish ID book selection.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 100% Aware

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Activities

  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Colono Beach Hotel is located in Playas del Coco, a stone's throw from Rocket Frog Divers. 

Diving in the Guanacaste region provides the chance to swim with turtles, moray eels, sharks, large rays, reef fish and a diversity of macro critters including nudibranchs, shrimp, seahorses and frogfish. 

The hotel offers a pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by thatched-roof sunshades, loungers, palm trees and vegetation. The guestrooms are within a double story building with large balconies. Rooms are spacious and air-conditioned. 

The in-house restaurant serves local and international breakfast, lunch and dinners in an open air setting. 

Activities include a walk to the beach, sailing tours, zip lining or trekking in the rainforest and quadbiking.

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Liberia. 
  • You can catch a taxi from the airport, ask for 'Hotel Colono Beach' (approx 40/50 USD per car)
  • A private transfer can be arranged via the hotel for an additional cost.

Departures

  • A return taxi can be caught back to the airport, or a private transfer can be arranged for an additional cost. 

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