61) WEST PLAYA ESTERILLOS:
It has moderately good waves, which are generally, which are generally fast. Access: By land. Tide: Works with up coming tide. Swells: Attracts all swells coming from different directions. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to 8. Season: All year. Stars: 3.
West Esterillos, Central Esterillos and East Esterillos
Located respectively 22, 25 and 30 km to the southeast of Jaco; all of them are 2 km from the coast. Among them, the Esterillos has an extension of several deserted areas, and at some points you can go surfing. The Esterillos area has hotels, cabins, camp sites, restaurants, supermarkets, Internet, disco, bars, soda and public telephone. The three Esterillos have a combined length of 24 Km.
How to arrive at West, Central, and East Esterillos.
From the international airport Juan Santamaria, when leaving here by car, take the route that goes left towards Puntarenas, until you get to some large petrol tanks that read Recope. In Costa Rica we call this point the (’Manolo’s Turning Point’). Then take the road to the right in order to cross the bridge turning left and passing by La Garita, Atenas, the Aguacate hills, San Mateo, Orotina, Tarcoles, Herradura, Jaco and at last you will arrive at Esterillos. The three Esterillos comprise of an extension of 24 kilometers. These towns can be found 22, 25 and 30 kilometers southeast from Jaco. These are all 2 kilometers from the road that borders the coast (Costanera). Esterillos is located in the Central Pacific Coast, 20 minutes east from Jaco and 40 minutes west from Quepos. People have to be very careful when swimming in any of these three beaches. If you are a beginner, don’t swim here.
Ph + (506) 2643-3135 in Jaco and Ph + (506) 2777-0318 in Quepos. These buses pass by Esterillos at 05:30 a.m, 06:00 a.m, 06:30 a.m, 07:30 a.m, 08:30 a.m, 11:30a.m, 12:30 p.m, 01:00 p.m, 03:30 p.m, 04:00 p.m, 04:30 p.m, 05:30 p.m, 06:00 p.m and 08:00 p.m. Take the bus Station with route to Quepos and ask the driver to leave you at the bust stop in Esterillos. The trip lasts 2 ½ hours.
If you board a taxi at the airport. The total charge is an average of: 120 US$
WHERE TO SLEEP & EAT?
Sunset Del Mar Resort Ph + (506) 4001-5430. Location; Esterillos Este Beach at The West End Canton Parrita. Boasting 8 acres along the Esterillos Beach, experience a true Costa Rican paradise overlooking the Pacific Ocean from one of our 24 luxury villas & suites.
Encantada Costa Rica (Encantada Ocean Cottages) Ph + (506) 2778-7048. Location; Beach Front Esterillos Este, Puntarenas. 7 clean, spacious and simple ocean front cottages on the expansive, secluded chocolate sand beach of Esterillos Este. Rent an individual cottage or rent the entire property. Great for groups and retreats or just a room to relax in paradise as a family, couple or by yourself. Swimming Pool, Restaurant, A/C, Hot Water, Free Wireless Internet, Laundry Service, Free Secured Parking, Concierge Services, Massage & Spa Services by schedule, Surf Lessons, Yoga Lessons, Beach Horseback Tours, Surfboard & Boogie Board Rentals.
Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa Ph + (506) 2778-7070. Located along beautiful Playa Esterillos Este, in Costa Rica’s breathtaking Central Pacific región. Spacious, 20 private beachfront villas, designed by original owner and architect Sherrill Broudy, feature a variety of delightful amenities and special touches. Two swimming pools, Outdoor Jacuzzi, Full-service spa, Open-air restaurant and bar, Daily complimentary breakfast, High-speed Internet, Laundry service, Art gallery, Artisan shop.
Hotel Pelicano Ph + (506) 2778-8105. Located Esterillos Este on the pristine unpopulated beach of Esterillos Este, beautiful paradise. Our perfect Costa Rican getaway!(90 min from San Jose Airport). Our boutique hotel with 14 rooms and two private homes sits on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Central Pacific Coast. Our 11 mile beach front runs east & west. It’s one of the few places to watch beautiful sunrises and amazing sunsets. Its where the jungle meets the sand, and you’re right in the middle of it! Swimming Pool, A/C, Free Wireless, Restaurant, Bar, Laundry Service, Free Parking, Tour Desk, surfboard rental, boogie boards available.