JACO BEACH - HOTEL ZONES
Playa Caletas is situated on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, north of Jaco and south of Tarcoles in Costa Rica. This tranquil unspoiled beach area is one of the best surfing beaches in the country and a picturesque location to relax and bask in the warm sunshine with a pleasant offshore breeze. This region of the Pacific Coast is considered a hidden treasure offering visitors luxury accommodations in the form of lodges and retreats for a lavish vacation. The lush surroundings of the Costa Rican Rainforest invite visitors to enjoy outdoor adventures such as Horseback riding, zip lining, wildlife trips, turtle tours, sports fishing, bird watching and so much more. The endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles come and nest on the beaches here, peak nesting season is from December through January.
Playa Esterillos is a beautiful beachside destination located 20 minutes south of Playa Jaco on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The area consists of three regions Esterillos Oeste, Centro and Este and consists of a small beach village offering waterfront accommodations, restaurants and an abundance of activities. The sand is chocolate colored and the ocean is a sparkling turquoise with swaying palm trees, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and relaxing are some of the enjoyable activities in Esterillo. The accommodations consist of luxurious beachfront properties such as Alma del Pacifico and Hotel Monterey del Mar boasting spacious villas and all the amenities for a relaxing vacation. Esterillos Oeste is dotted with rocky outcrops that form small rock pools and boasts most of the hotels and eateries of the area. The idyllic stretch of beach is lined by lush green rainforest brimming with wildlife and adventure such as horseback riding on the beach offered by the Savegre Rancho Monterey equestrian tour company. Enjoy this spectacular beachside community with a laid-back vibe where you can take surfing lessons in an awe-inspiring beach setting.
Playa Herradura is situated just a few miles north of Jaco, a beachside community whose Spanish name translates to `Horseshoe`, after the shape of its secluded bay. Herradura was originally a small fishing village that has transformed into a desirable beach destination for visitors and locals. The breathtaking accommodations of the Marriott Los Suenos Resort spread across 1,100 acres and the magnificent five star Los Suenos Marina are both located in Herradura. Herradura is known as Costa Rica`s fishing capital, the massive marina here is home to the largest fleet and the `Top Big Game Sportfishing Captains` in the country. The area is brimming with galleries, boutiques, grocery chains, restaurants and nightlife with an abundance of accommodations and activities. The sprawling 600 acres Carrara National Park is situated close by and the endless acres of outdoor rainforest provide visitors with a variety of outdoor adventures including zip lining and hiking.