A hidden gem above Santa Teresa, Puerto Coyote is located where the river runs past the little town of San Francisco de Coyote into the Pacific Ocean. The sleepy village has a couple of small grocery stores and restaurants, but do not let that fool you. Puerto Coyote is home to many fantastic vacation rentals with incredible ocean views.
Rent the second home of one of the many European and American’s who have built in the hills around Coyote and drop into one of the peaceful restaurants in town. A favorite is Rufino’s on the beach. This family owned restaurant has been cooking fresh fish and shellfish caught in Coyote as long as anyone can remember.
A visit to Coyote is ideal for those looking to get off the beaten track . This is not a tourist destination, but has been found by people around the world who live there to enjoy the sleepy atmosphere.
Once a year the city is filled to the top for the Tope, the annual horse parade followed by a small rodio, but otherwise Coyote is a relaxed area with long, mostly empty beaches where you can find only a few other people.
Arrive in Coyote in the dry season by taking the coastal road to the south from Samara and Carrillo, or come across from the main Nicoya Peninsula highway from Nandayure in rainy season.
You will want to stay a couple of nights at minimum to enjoy the area and be sure to plan to have sunset cocktail daily. The sunsets from the homes in the hills of Coyote are some of the best in the world.