Located only an hour west of Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose, lies the city of Jaco and the region of Los Sueños. Because of its close proximity to the capital, this area ha song been a famous destination for both local and international tourists looking to enjoy the famous surfing beaches, the exciting nightlife, and the nearby national parks. You can surf major waves at Hermosa Beach, explore the beauty of Herradura and discover the rainforest at Pura Vida Park. These are just a few of the many amazing things you can do in this incredible region. Here are some of our top picks:
Surf’s Up at Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Known for its big waves this beach and small town alongside it are every surfer's dream. Surfers and non-surfers alike can enjoy the powdery, sandy beach along with the beautiful ocean pier and the great selection of local shops and restaurants. It’s a great little town and is a good balance to the bigger and most bustling city of Jaco.
Set Out on an Ocean Adventure from Herradura. Like Hermosa, Playa Herradura is another coastal town just a couple miles outside of Jaco. However, Hermosa is famous for the calm waters of its horseshoe-shaped bay making it a perfect choice for swimming and a wide range of boating activities. If you are looking to enjoy wakeboarding or try your hand at a stand-up paddleboard, then it is hard to beat here! It’s also an excellent place to set out from and explore the region by charter boat and discover all that Costa Rica has to offer.
Get a Little Taste of Everything around Jaco. What most people like best about this region is that you can do a little bit of everything here. Beach lovers can enjoy Hermosa and Herradura and do some surfing and other water sports. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the beautiful places to do a little cruising and fishing while nature fans will love the nearby Los Sueños Adventure Park where you can explore the rainforest, discover a waterfall and even zipline across the jungle. All these great outdoor activities are combined with great restaurants and nightlife creating the perfect balance of activity. So experience the best of Costa Rica when you head to this great region!