The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is known for its lush rainforest that extends to its beautiful beaches. It is the closest coastal area to the Country's capital city of San Jose. Because of its proximity to the capital, it is an expanding metropolis for residential and tourist related development. Investment sources are both international and national, and are helping to make the Central Pacific region one of the most popular regions of the country. With the largest Marina in the country, Los Suenos Marina in Herradura Bay, the region has become the yachting capital of Costa Rica. Among the attractions in the region are: sunbathing, surfing, fishing, nightlife, casinos, national parks, crocodile tours, snorkeling, canopy tours, championship golf, and much more. The Central Pacific area encompasses a number of popular ocean bays, listed from North to South: Herradura, Jaco Beach, Hermosa, Esterillos.
Situated 5km north of Jaco, Herradura is an ideal location to own property. Amenities here abound, including a private bilingual school, large American style supermarket, shops, restaurants, and adventure companies to suit all of your needs. Also located here is Los Sueños Resort and Marina, overlooking beautiful Herradura Bay. This 1,100 acre oceanfront resort boasts countless luxury amenities and unparalleled accommodations, including restaurants, shops, and spa, giving this resort character, comfort and style. Located just 10 minutes north of Jaco and featuring some of the best adventure tours around! Sport fishing (in/off shore), jet skiing, scuba diving. It is also the home of Los Suenos Resort & Marina, offering amazing local restaurants and the freshest seafood.
Los Sueños Resort and Marina is a family friendly resort that offers something for everyone. With its 200-slip international marina and the signature billfish tournament series; spectacular properties; private beach club with fountains and an extensive free-form pool with showers and change facilities; challenging par-72, 18-hole eco-golf course designed by Ted Robinson, Jr.; four-star Marriott Hotel and its six restaurants; 600-hundred acre rain forest preserve; tennis court; gymnasium; Marina Village, which includes an art gallery, liquor store, 9˚North Cigar Lounge, Blush Salon and Spa, DVD rentals and internet cafe; The Terrace Lounge, Dolce Vita Coffee and Sweets, El Galeon Restaurant and Martini Bar, Bambu Sushi and Asian Cuisine, Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, The Hook Up Bar and Restaurant, Costa Brava Orchids and Flower Shop, Scotiabank, Jimmy T’s Provisions, Los Sueños Marine Supply Store, clothing boutique, and National Car Rental. Los Sueños is truly Central America’s premier destination resort and marina community.
Situated on the Central Pacific coast, Jaco Beach is just over an hours drive from San Jose, making it the closest beach town to the capital. Jaco offers an array of activities, amenities and resources to suit everyone’s interests and needs. With a vibrant nightlife, Jaco boasts a wide range of restaurants—from sushi, to Italian, American, and typical Costa Rican fare—there are countless options to please individual tastes. Numerous clubs make for fun nights out dancing, and beachfront bars that are great for enjoying food and drinks while catching the sunset, mean there’s something to do any night of the week. Jaco is a central place for those looking to feed their active lifestyle. Take advantage of hiking, surfing, horseback riding, standup paddle boarding, ATV tours and zip lining. Amenities include a weekly farmers market with fresh organic produce, large supermarkets, bakeries, health clinic, pharmacies, hotels, casinos, shops and a major bus station, all of which provide for a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle. It has a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest and beaches (well known for surfing and fishing) just minutes apart. It is also well known for its many tropical adventure tours and is one of the most popular coastal towns on the Pacific coast.
Located 5km south of Jaco, this beach is known for its phenomenal surf and breathtaking black sand beach. Home to weekly surf contests, many big-name surf competitions also make their way to Hermosa Beach to host world-renowned local and international surfers. Hermosa offers beach-front property with stunning views, as well as homes that peek out of the mountain forests to overlook the beach. Restaurants, bars and accommodations are fewer than neighboring Jaco, but with plenty of options Hermosa is great for those seeking a more low-key environment. This is truly the surfer capital of the Pacific coast. With local restaurants and excellent accommodations surrounded by lush rainforest on one side and the beach on the other, what more could you ask for?
Esterillos Oeste and Esterillos Este make up this contiguous stretch of pristine beach, enjoyed primarily by locals lending to empty beached and ample space to enjoy all that these beautiful beaches have to offer. Great surf and beach you an walk for miles makes Esterillos a surfer’s paradise, with snorkeling and standup paddle boarding among beach-goers’ favorite activities. With a smattering of bars, restaurants, and accommodations, this area is ideal for those looking for a laid-back, peaceful environment, while not out of reach of the abundant amenities available within less then a 30 minute drive north to Jaco. With private homes and condominiums being less abundant, Esterillos offers a rich streak of non-local, localism.
Brooke was born in Canada but has grown up in Jaco almost all her life, she has truly been able to see this little surf town transform into a hot spot known across the world. With a decade of working with Pacific Properties in office administration, sales, luxury rentals, as well as having created her own division of the company in property management at one point, she has been able to get to know (and is always learning) the in's and out's of the real estate market.