A plethora of beach resorts, world-class fishing, and one-of-the kind golf course make the Los Suenos marina in Herradura a coveted vacation destination. Only 45-minute drive away from San Jose airport, Los Suenos is a favorite of sportfishing enthusiasts as it is literally the headquarters of all the sportfishing activity in Costa Rica. The marina has the largest fleet of boats with highly experienced crew who take visitors on some of the most exciting sport fishing trips of their lives. Another top favorite at Los Suenos is the 18-hole championship golf course of Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. There are plenty of luxury rental choices, should you make Los Suenos your preferred destination.
Jaco is a beach town that attracts visitors of all kinds because it has something for everyone, be they surfers, revelers, adventure junkies, honeymoon couples, or families. The 2.5 mile beach is a haven for surfers with splendid waves all year round. The beach town owes its popularity to a lot many things other than surfing. Its nightlife is famous, with bars staying open into the wee hours of morning and so are the assortment of restaurants that serve local and international food. During the day, Jaco comes alive with numerous adventures and tours that include whitewater rafting, ATV, crocodile and monkey tours, waterfall rappelling, and so on.
Five kilometers south of Jaco, Hermosa in Puntarenas is a surfing paradise. Legions of surfers descend on Hermosa every year to enjoy surfing on its spectacular waves and others to watch the championships hosted here. Surfer or not, it’s the perfect place to sunbathe and get a tan. You can also look forward to other land adventures when you’re not surfing -- such as vrooming on ATVs through sugar cane fields, kayaking, and hiking. If you’re looking for some downtime instead, you can sign up for a rejuvenating massage at the local spa.
South of Quepos on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio is home to one of the most visited rainforests in the country. This is not surprising, given Manuel Antonio’s picturesque beauty. Though small compared to the other national parks of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio is a stunner with its idyllic beaches hemmed by rainforests, mesmerizing sunsets, and exquisite wildlife. For adrenaline junkies, Manuel Antonio and the nearby town of Quepos present a raft of adventures right from snorkeling and fishing to surfing, zip lining, and ATV rides. There is also rich variety of vacation rentals to choose with stunning ocean and mountain views, right from the 10-bedroom Royale Cosmos to the 4-bedroom Royale Hyacinth
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