Playa del Coco has such a “Pura Vida” pace of life, that golf carts are a perfect mode of transportation. Golf carts have really grown in popularity over the last few years. They are easy to drive, better for the environment, less expensive, and fit just about anywhere!
Since Playa del Coco is a relatively small town, a golf cart can easily get from one side of the beach to the other without running out of battery or gas. You can spend the entire day cruising around! Visiting the local bars or grocery stores without any worries. They have plenty of space to fit a few friends along with your cooler to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach.
Playa del Coco has a plethora of options for Golf Cart Rentals. Here are a few:
- Coco Golf Carts
(80 feet (25m) west from Super-Compro at the main intersection in town)
- Island Golf Carts
(Across from the soccer field in town, next to The Palms at Coco Beach, near the Catholic church)
- Coco Rentals Scooter and Golf Carts
(In front of the Pacifico Residences entrance)
You can rent golf carts for a day, a week, or a month. The price to rent an electric golf cart for a day is $30, a week is $150-$200, or a month is $500-$600. The price to rent a gas golf cart for a day is $40, a week is $200-$250, or a month is $600-$750.
If you would like to purchase a golf cart, the rental places will be happy to assist you. They often have golf carts for sale. Another great option for finding a golf cart for sale is Facebook Marketplace. You can also ask on local Facebook social media groups such as Coco Chit Chat or Coco Hermosa Beach Buzz.
To recharge an electric golf cart will only cost you around $2 in electricity and you will be able to travel about 56 kilometers/35 miles. A gas golf cart with a 4 to 6 gallon fuel tank will average 100 to 180 miles. The top speed of an electric golf cart is 20 MPH and the gas golf cart is 25MPH. These efficient little vehicles are much better than hopping into a gas guzzling car only to travel the short distance to the beach or store.
In Costa Rica, a golf cart must have a license plate. and the driver must have a valid driver license to operate. Your US/Canadian driver license is valid for 90 days while in Costa Rica. Golf carts are usually limited to paved roads that are less than 50 kilometers per hour or 30 MPH.
Additionally for those who would like to own a golf cart, keep in mind that they are required to pass the mandatory yearly inspection called RITEVE. The RITEVE inspection can be done in Liberia but you will need to tow your golf cart there. Many of the golf cart rental companies can assist you with getting your golf cart to RITEVE and making sure your golf cart will pass inspection for a fee.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions! I would be happy to assist you. I hope to see you cruising around Playa del Coco and enjoying the beautiful weather from the driver’s seat of your new golf cart!
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