Central Pacific Coast

The central pacific coast is the closest beach area to San José and includes two of the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica, Jacó Beach and Quepos - Manuel Antonio.

Restaurant Swimming Pool Sport Fishing Casino
Scuba Diving Golf Tennis Horseback Riding

Standard Double Room is $= Under $75 - $$= $75 to $150 - $$$= Over $150

Punta Leona Area
Distance from San Jose 269 km (161 miles) Nearest airport N/A
Driving time from San Jose 1½ hours
Only a 90 minute drive from San Jose, this is a very nice area. The Carrera Biological Reserve is only a few minutes away.

Villa Caletas - Its exceptional hilltop location more than 1150 feet above the ocean, combined with turn-of-the century style, gives Villa Caletas a unique position among the resorts, hotels and restaurants of Costa Rica. A jewel above the crashing sea.

Playa Jacó (Jacó Beach)
Distance from San Jose 106 km (66 miles) Nearest airport N/A
Driving time from San Jose 2 hours
Jacó Beach is the closest developed beach town to San Jose and is popular with Costa Ricans, backpackers, surfers and younger tourists. It has a lot of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Swimming is possible on the long, pretty beach, but be careful of rip tides. The beach has a couple of life guard stations, a first in Costa Rica.

Club del Mar Resort - (Jacó) Nestled in a quiet place surrounded by nature gardens.
The Backyard Hotel
- (Near Jacó) Playa Hermosa one of the most well-known beaches in Costa Rica.
Fuego del Sol
- (Near Jacó) An exclusive location for lodging in Costa Rica.
Los Sueños Marriott Beach and Golf Resort - (Near Jacó) Costa Rica's premier destination resort.
Terraza del Pacifico - Located on Hermosa Beach, surfers specialized hotel.

Quepos - Manuel Antonio
Distance from San Jose 177 km (110 miles) Nearest airport Quepos
Driving time from San Jose 3 hours
Please see CentralAmerica.Com Special Section on Quepos complete with activity and hotel guide.

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