The quaint village of Playa Ocotal is located a few minutes south of the popular beach town of Playas del Coco, where visitors can find numerous restaurants and nightlife options
"More populated than the rain-forest so not as clean. Ocotal was quiet & not a lot happening there - Coco is about 3 km away & that is where you find the restaurants, stores, bars etc. Do the Sunset Catamaran Tour!!! Husband went scuba diving & gave it great reviews!! "
"Looks safe. People are friendly. Great for country exploration."
"Lovely, in terms of nature, and the locals too (but not that many in Ocotal). Too many North Americans...but Playa Coco was interesting (tho too touristy). Felt a bit 'out of my element' in terms of exclusive clubs, etc. but the beach and views and people were nice. LOVED staying at the Villa Casa Blanca! Wonderful staff, location, architecture - and so cool to be able to cook and relax there!"
"The coast is amazing here. However, the Ocotal beach has black sand. There are many other beaches with white or gold sands around and I would recommend to stay at these places (Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, Playa Conchal). We had good food, good places to eat. However very expensive"
"Ocotal was scenic and the people were extremely friendly "