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Hotel M&M Beach House

Hotel M&M Beach House

3 star hotel
50 mts west from soccer field, Playas del Cocos, Guancaste, Costa Rica
17 rooms
FREE Internet

Rich Coast Diving

10 Reviews
5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup) Show address

Main Street, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste 5019, Costa Rica

Package highlights

  • Experienced divers are rewarded by close-up encounters with massive bull sharks and giant manta rays. The lucky ones will spot orcas, dolphins and humpbacks too
  • Challenging currents in the area mean diving is suited to certified open water divers, with the Bat Islands reserved for advanced divers able to make quick descents
  • Access to the 5* PADI dive center is quick and easy - a  five minute stroll past the natural marina and a string of bars and restaurants will get you there
  • While not totally off the grid (there's still Wi-Fi), you'll be doing your bit for the environment as the rooms are air-con free and the showers are cold water
  • Become a shark ambassador with a free Project AWARE speciality course and help to protect these magnificent creatures
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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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: 30% (downpayment)
  • 37 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Hotel M&M Beach House

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

  • PADI 5* CDC in Playas del Coco
  • Freediving, snorkel trips, Tec diving
  • Big schools of fish, pelagics, rays, turtles
  • Mantas (Nov-May), bull sharks (Nov-May)
  • Marine science, divemaster and social media internships

Description

Rich Coast Diving is a full service PADI 5* CDC in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. 

The team offer dive courses from introductory through to instructor level. Snorkel trips, freediving and Tec diving are also available.

Explore the Pacific on daily 2-tank local dives. Look out for big schools of fish, pelagics, rays, turtles, macro life and sharks.

Between May and November, advanced divers can go in search of bull sharks (30 m depth) around the Bat Islands. From November to May, manta rays are frequently sighted around Catalina. 

Rich Coast Diving offers internships for divemasters, marine science and social media. 

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Dive boat facilities

  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Toilet
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • 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
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Diving Facilities

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

For your safety

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Payments

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

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Resort Description

Hotel M&M Beach House is a tranquil hotel full of charm and good vibes, with a unique oceanfront location in the heart of Playas del Coco.

If you’re looking for a homely, authentic place just steps away from the sand and pristine dive sites, this beach house is a great option. Look out to sea as you eat breakfast on your terrace, or unwind in the same spot after a day of underwater exploration - enjoy the simple life at your new home on the beach.

Costa Rica is home to an astonishing 4% of the world’s biodiversity so you may encounter small, colorful geckos and other insects during your stay. To conserve energy and for a truly Costa Rican experience, the ocean breeze is your air conditioning and the vast ocean is your swimming pool! Cold water showers, communal kitchens and BBQs add to the simple way of life here. 



How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly into Liberia Airport (LIR). 
  • From there, the resort can arrange to pick you up for an additional cost (advance notice required).
  • Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport exit with a sign with your name on it. 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • The resort will drop you back at the airport following check out (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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