Location and Driving Directions
From San Jose to Ocotal Beach the total distance is 160 miles (258 km) and requires about 4.5 hours to complete the drive. There are restaurants and gas stations along the way. You will be driving northwest on the Inter American Highway (The same road to Liberia). There are many signs to Liberia. Stay on the main road. Traveling from Liberia to Ocotal Beach you will turn left at the only traffic light in the city of Liberia. At this intersection you will find three gas stations (one on each corner) and a Burger King on the northwest corner. This is a good place to refill your gas tank. From the light you will go towards Playas del Coco, Filadelfia and Santa Cruz . Five minutes later you will see Liberia 's airport on your right, keep driving. About 7 minutes after the airport you will see a Shell Station on your left, on the right is the road that heads to Playas del Coco and Ocotal. Take that right. Stay on the main road. You are now driving towards the coast. About 6 miles (10 kilometers) later you will arrive at an intersection on a hill with many signs follow the main road and take that hill down into Playas del Coco. When entering Playas del Coco you will be driving along a boulevard. About 300 yards after the boulevard ends on your left there is a paved road this road heads to the entrance to Playa Ocotal. At this point you will be 2 miles (3 km) from Ocotal Beach Resort. There are Ocotal signs along the road. After crossing the first bridge, take a right. Stay on the main road. About 2/3 of a mile (1 km) kilometer after the second and last bridge, you will notice that there are fewer houses. Keep driving. If you are driving at night, there are no streetlights for the last mile (1.5 km). When approaching Ocotal beach, there is a guarded gate on your left hand side with a large sign that says Ocotal Resort. Drive through the gate and take the first right and you are at Ocotal Resort. Follow the road up the hill to the front desk and lobby area where the staff will welcome you.