After a long period of anticipation spanning about 20 years, the dreams of the Playa del Coco community are finally becoming a reality with the announcement of the launch of the long-coveted new marina. The municipal council of Carrillo made a decisive move by approving this visionary project on November 3rd, paving the way for the project.
Although neighboring Playa Flamingo recently shone with its own project in 2022, the determination of Playa del Coco has never wavered, and both residents and investors are thrilled to see this lengthy process come to fruition.
Five years ago, representatives from the Costa Rican National Tourism Institute (ICT), armed with their plans and visions, visited Playas del Coco to endorse this bold initiative.
The project envisages the installation of a luxurious and spacious marina, capable of accommodating nearly 300 yachts, and also includes various administrative and commercial infrastructures.
Optimism was palpable when ICT officials left the site at the time, leaving behind the hope that bureaucracy would not slow down the momentum of development. The ICT’s approval came swiftly, reinforcing this ambition.
However, echoes from 2008 recall a period of global economic challenge when the American real estate market wobbled and the Great Recession loomed. Despite this, Costa Rica demonstrated remarkable economic resilience, although the tourism sector, a key industry, felt the effects of these financial turbulences, slowing projects like the Coco Marina.
Finally after years of anticipation Playas del coco is getting a new marina. This is going to boost the beaches area. Especially Playas del coco. New roads sidewalk. Great for small businesses of coco.Dean Bronizewski, owner of Emerald Vacation Rental Management in Playa del Coco
But the wait seems to be ending. Recently, signs of activity and optimism have been observed among local stakeholders and real estate experts in the Guanacaste region. They anticipate that the construction of the Coco Marina could truly take off by the end of the year, promising to transform Playas del Coco into an even more coveted destination for international travelers. The latest economic indicators show a 9% increase in new real estate development projects in the country. Read the text by Man506 on the subject.
The Marina de Playa del Coco is destined to become an engine of prosperity, catalyzing business and job creation. It will undoubtedly become an anchor point for tourism, adding to the already strong appeal of this idyllic destination.
Congratulations to this group of people who have fought for years for this much-awaited marina. Congratulations for this project that will finally see the light of day in Playas del Coco 🙏💪.Jonathan Guido, citizen of Playa del Coco
It is expected that more than 500 long-term jobs will be created by the realization of this project. Locals are rejoicing over the official announcement of the project, seeing it as a brighter future in terms of employment and quality of life.
Congratulations, this is how it’s done. You are an example of effort, work, and perseverance… Keep moving forward 💪 continue to be an example and lead the development of Coco and the Carrillo canton.
Congratulations, this is how it’s done. You are an example of effort, work, and perseverance… Keep moving forward 💪 continue to be an example and lead the development of Coco and the Municipality of Carrillo.Eduardo Briceño, citizen of Playa del Coco
And so, with a look towards the future, Playa del Coco prepares to write a new captivating chapter in its picturesque history.
The approval and formalization of this project are among the arrival of other significant real estate and tourist development projects for the Playa del Coco sector. Notably, there is the construction project of the new Waldorf Astoria which will open its doors on Cacique mountain, located between Playa del Coco and Playa Hermosa, in Guanacaste.
SEE THE VIDEO VERSION OF THE PLANNED MARINA IN PLAYA DEL COCO