Coco Sunday Market
Every Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
No quaint Costa Rican beach town would be complete without an open-air market where local vendors can share their unique products with tourists and localsalike.
Playas del Coco in Northern Guanacaste is no different. Every Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, one can meander among enticing displays of handmade jewelry, clothing, artsy knickknacks and delicious offerings of homemade bread, honey, granola and various other temptations guaranteed to delight your visual senses and awaken your taste buds to new and unique gustatory treats.
The Coco market was started by Luis Diego Villegas, owner of the Coco Consignment shop, located in the Las Palmas area just one block west of famous Coco Beach. The Sunday market is as much a venue for ex-pats, tourists and Ticos to meet, greet and chat about local happenings as it is a place to find that special pair of handmade earrings or one-of-a-kind ethnically inspired wrap skirt, shirt or beach cover-up. One can browse through the array of gently used memorabilia or utilitarian necessities featured in the consignment shop while looking for that special treasure to pack in the carry-on as a remembrance of the sun-drenched days and balmy nights in lovely Coco Beach. Rare is the visitor who experiences charming Playa del Coco without planning to return as soon as time permits. See you at the Sunday market!
Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
The second annual Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo will be held in Flamingo Beach on July 28-30. The event aims to put fun and family back into sportfishing, while publicizing Flamingo as a world-class fishing destination. The tournament is open to all, with an entry fee of just $100 per team. Proceeds will go towards marine conservation and to a local charity called Abriendo Mentes, which is a non-profit organization that helps provide assistance to people in the Guanacaste region to access enhanced employment and education opportunities. If you’re looking for a new adventure that is also doing good for the surrounding community, check out the Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. Visit www. preschallenge.com for more information.