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.


Discoteca Azul Ph + (506) 2778-8205. Located next to the restaurant azul on the main road, opening hours from 07:00 p.m to 02:00 a.m, everynight. Free entry. There is a light show, dance floor, liquor and beer.

Where to shop

Super Sol Supermarket Ph + (506) 2778-8648.Located on the main road. Open from 06:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m, everyday. Good selection of groceries, dairy products, tin cans, icecream, fruit, vegetables, sunblock, cream, cereal, beer and licqor. There is a public telephone that accepts Colibrí telephone cards. English spoken and dollar exchange.

Súper Market Lorena Ph + (506) 2778-8148. Located opposite Hotel Sirena. Open everyday and holidays 06:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. They have general groceries, dairy products, tinned products, icecream, DIY section, sandals, fruits, vegetables, sunblock, cream, cereal, first aid medication. Attended by the owners Mario and Lorena, personalized attention. There is a publica telephone that accepts Colibrí credit cards.

How to arrive at West, Central, and East Esterillos.

By Car

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.

By Bus

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, 11:30 a.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 at the Coca-Cola 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. 

By Taxi

If you board a taxi at the airport. The total charge is an average of: 80 US$