Playa Ocotal

This little and romantic beach set in a cove bordered by hills, this beach has dark or black volcanic sand in other areas, with little surf. Ocotal has crystalline waters, sand and rocky shores, with magnificent views of the Papagayo Gulf from the heights of the adjacent hills.It's a hot location for snorkeling, diving, sunbathing, rest and relaxation.

El Ocotal Hotel will offer the best opportunity to see Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks both by land and sea. The Whale Sharks are more akin to that of a docile whale ranging in sizes from 12 to 35 feet in length and weigh 5 to 10 tons. This is a non-aggressive mammal that only eats plankton, krill and finger size schooling fish. It is really spectacular to see.