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Costa Rica's
Mid-Pacific Coast:


Los Suenos/Jaco &
Punta Leona

Selected Hotels, Optional Tours,
Suggested Itineraries

Punta Leona Beach on Costa Rica's Mid-Pacific Coast - Los Suenos-Jaco

This thin strip of coastal land descends from the port of Puntarenas to the Esterillos Beach and is separated from the Central Costa Rican territories by the country's highest mountain range: the Talamanca Cordillera. Offering the closest beaches to San Jose (2 - 2 ½ hours driving), and a dramatic coastal drive through the mountains, beaches such as Los Suenos, Punta Leona, Jacó, and Esterillos have become a haven for surfers and city dwellers alike searching for the perfect weekend paradise. With a golf course at Los Sueños, horseback riding, sport fishing, canopy tours in Jacó and an array of beaches and natural landscapes the region is ideal for an active traveler.

Famous for its large American Crocodiles, the Tarcoles River forms the Northern border of Carara Biological Reserve. The Tarcoles is full of crocodiles, scarlet macaws, Jesus Christ lizards, and over 120 species of birds. But everyone comes to see the huge crocodiles - so big they have names like "Saddam Hussein" and "Mike Tyson!"

Carrara Biological Reserve is an amazing array of aquatic and sometimes toothy fauna that inhabit the Rio Tarcoles, impressive trees that tower over the paths, and rich wildlife. Travelers have reported personal experiences such as having nearly been charged by peccaries, watching majestic scarlet macaws and other exotic birds soar overhead, and very close encounters with Jaguarundis. Combine these with the humanistic white-faced capuchins and howler monkeys, as well as the vibrantly colored poison arrow frogs, one is sure to discover a natural wealth like few other places.

Our Selected Hotels
Standard
Punta Leona Resort
The important nature reserve of Punta Leona is in Puntarenas province. This reserve is one of the most vital in Costa Rica's Pacific sector both from a geographical and conservation point of view. Punta Leona is actually home to one of the last remaining forests that are found in the transitional life zone between the rainforests of the Southwest and the dry forests of the Northwest. Located near a pristine white sand beach, Punta Leona has three varied walking and hiking trails, all of which are easily accessible and prefect for bird watching. Though a hotel/beach resort actually operates on this reserve, Punta Leona still manages to provide tourists with an environment that is both distinctive and enigmatic.
Punta Leona Resort Hotel will sweep you away by the natural beauty of its private tropical rainforest and beaches.
First Class
Club Del Mar - Jaco
Jacó Beach is a large tourist center with a straight four-km. beach with open sea, strong surf and yellowish gray sand. On both ends there are rocky promontories with heavy vegetation mixed with buidings. The Club Del Mar Hotel, Condominiums & Spa is nestled in a quiet cove surrounded by mature gardens at the south end of Jaco Beach. A tropical rainforest serves as a backdrop, with gentle waves breaking on a pristine beach.
Club Del Mar Hotel, Condominiums & Spa, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Deluxe Class
Villas Caletas - Jaco
Villa Caletas is a truly unique combination of mountain and seaside resort. Looming 1150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Villa Caletas shines like a jewel among resorts, prized not only for location, design and decor, but also for outstanding facilities, including a boutique, gym, business center, restaurant and two bars. Villas Caletas makes the perfect romantic hideaway.
Villas Caletas overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Deluxe Plus Class
Los Suenos de Marriott - Herradura
The Los Suenos de Marriott hotel features magnificent colonial architecture set on the Pacific Coast, (1 hour, 45 minutes from Juan Santamana International Airport) on a 1,100 acre rainforest with an 18-hole championship golf course.
Los Suenos de Marriott Hotel, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Alma del Pacifico - Esterillos
No crowds, chocolate colored beaches, and great surf best describe the beaches of Esterillos. You may never see another person as you stroll down the beaches where palms and almond trees line the forest edge and the clear blue waters invite you to go for a swim. Alma del Pacifico on Playa Esterillos Este, is situated between Jaco Beach and Quepos, with beachfront villas plus the architecture, art, hospitality and amenities guests have come to enjoy at the original Xandari Resort & Spa in the Central Valley.
Alma del Pacifico


Suggested Optional Mid-Pacific Day Tours

December 01, 2017-November 30, 2018
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