Costa Rica, Central Pacific - Puntarenas, Jacanuel Antonio, Dominical, Playa Esterillos

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Central Pacific Puntarenas, Jacanuel Antonio, Dominical: This region holds exuberant tropical forests, beautiful beaches, an important number of protected areas and lots of wildlife and abundant marine life. The Central Pacific has abundant adventure spots and features ideal conditions for surfing, sea kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and bird watching. In ecological terms, the Central Pacific comprises an area of transition between the tropical dry forest of the North Pacific zone and the wet and rain forests of the Southern Zone.

Bordering Guanacaste, the Pacific coastal region extends south through Jac' Beach, Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park . From the rocky coves of Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula , to the crescent shaped bays of Manuel Antonio, the ideal beaches are jewels set in the crown of this Pacific paradise. Jac' beach is a Mecca for avid surfers, and Quepos and Manuel Antonio include some of the Pacific Coast 's best swimming and snorkeling beaches. Combining the beach and jungle experience, there are many trails for full day hikes, the most popular being to Cathedral Point, a wedged shaped piece of land that was once an island.

This region includes Manuel Antonio National Park, Carara Biological Reserve, Jaco beach, Hermosa Beach, Quepos and Dominical beach, among many other small towns and beaches. The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most famous of Costa Rica, due to its coastal scenery and amazing variety of flora and fauna. This area is also complemented by a diversity of hotels and restaurants for every budget.

Distances: San Jose to Jaco 2 hours, San Jose to Quepos 3.5 hours, San Jose to Carara 1.5 hours

What to do in the Central Pacific

· Sun, sea and sand · Eco-tourism · Diving · Fishing · Surfing · Bird watching · National Parks Tours from Manuel Antonio: Manuel Antonio National Park walking tour Rancho Casa Grande Private Reserve "Pura Vida" Cruis

You must visit Beach in Playa Esterillos, the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Here, there are no traffic jams or four laned highways. Just waves lapping up the shore in a peaceful, tranquil environment. As the locals say, "pura vida" - the pure life. Make your Costa Rican dream vacation a reality.

The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica offers some of the most consistent surf in the world all year long. They are a small village located on the prime spot to get away from big crowds. Our location was chosen by our clients. Our accommodations and staff allow you to enjoy great surf out of your front door Our Surf packages cater to your needs. It is the perfect program for those of you who want individualized attention. We have deluxe accommodations, transportation (in and out of the water) and most importantly, the inside scoop on surfing in Costa Rica.

Playa Esterillos, Costa Rica

Directions to get there from airport

Follow the red line.Take a right out of the airport parking lot towards The City. You will swing around a loop exit (stay right) around the runway. Go back over the way you came. This will turn you back away from going towards the traffic lights (city). If you went through traffic lights you are going the wrong way (turn around). Go towards Puntarenas. You will come up to Tanks at a Gas Starage facility. They say RECOPE on them exit right there. You will take a left and go over the highway. Pass the town of Atenas.

Enjoy the drive you will travel through the Agucate Mountains where you will be greeted will spectacular views. The next town you will come to after you descend down the mountains is San Mateo you wil be forced to take a right and then immediately take your first left. Pass through the Park. Go past the cross roads at Orotina (vendors, etc) Take a right at the Jaco exit after the restaurants. Go straight though until, you come up to a Big Gas Station that has a Castrol sign. After that you will take a right exit and go toward Jaco.

Go straight past Tarcoles and Jaco. You will come up to and see the ocean as you drive up over Jaco. Then you will come to Playa Hermosa Cabinas Brisa Del Mar is here 100 meters past the soccer field. Once you pass Playa Hermosa, keep going 10 minutes south and turn into the first entrance of Esterillos"Oeste"(paved) go towards the beach make your first left on a gravel road then your first right, you'll see our front gate and the ocean you've made it!