Located 140 Km from San José, 11 Km. from Parrita, 30 Km from Quepos and 25 minutes from Jaco and Hermosa Beach. There are two entrances via the main road with signs that say Bandera Beach 3 Km from the village and travel 6 Km further and you will get to the beach. This beach is 8 Km long with black sand, the ocean currents come from the open sea and you will need to be careful if you go swimming here. It is full of coconut trees, of which Alex Castro and his father planted approximately 6000, it is a quiet place, clean and ideal to rest. Here you can see monkeys, crabs, pisotes, snake and a variety of birds. In the lagoon you can see the pink heron, which is located at the entrance of the beach 500 meters east, at the end of the beach thete is the mouth of the Río Parrita, that is special for fishing. Robalo fishing tournaments have been herld here and you can also enjoy tours through the mangroves.
Some beaches that are situated past Esterillos, are not often visited, Bejuco beach for example. It has good surf as well as Palma Beach, both are accessible via some short side roads that leave the Costanera.