Punta Islita Beach
Continue to the southeast of Carrillo Beach, along the coast, passing over several rivers and panoramic views of the ocean, until you get to the south of the Peninsula; Punta Islita, is 10 Km away.
It is a slightly curved beach with medium surf. There are not strong currents; you should take precautions to the south, because of hidden rocks during high tide. The beach runs from the mouth of the Javila estuary and the Coyote estuary. The mangroves of both estuaries have a wide extension with vegetation. A beach where you can enjoy the sun, beach and the sea. Its infrastructure and tourist plant are rustic.
San Francisco de Coyote
It is a village situated 4 km inland from Coyote Beach; there are a couple of Sodas, grocery stores and public telephones.
How to arrive and leave
SANSA Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .International Airport Juan Santamaría., flyer 630, departs 08:40 a.m, arrive 9:30 a.m, price 82 US$.
Nature Air Ph (506) 2299 6000. E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.natureair.com – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800 235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas. Flyer 316 departs 9:40, arrive 10:30 a.m, price 85 US$.
Transporte Arsa Ph (506) 2257-1835, a daily service that crosses the Nicoya Gulf in a Ferry from Puntarenas, and continues to Jicaral, San Francisco de Coyote, San Miguel and Bejuco Beach. The bus departs from San José 06:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m, arriving in San Francisco de Coyote at 11:30 a.m and 10:00 p.m, and at San Miguel Beach at 12:00 m.d and 2:30 p.m. The return bus leaves Bejuco at 2:00 p.m and 12:30 p.m, arriving at San Miguel beach at 2:30 p.m and 1:00 p.m, and half an hour later at San Francisco de Coyote. Buses do not run from Nicoya or via the coast in between Coyote Beach and Mal País. You can get to this beach via Cóbano.
From Carrillo Beach until you reach the village of Cóbano there is a 70 km road that is difficult to negotiate. In 4×4 the length of the journey is some four hours. Crossing several rivers, such as the Ora some 5km to the east of Carrillo, that during high season can be difficult to navigate even in a 4X4, and because of this it is advisable to find out the conditions of the road and the sea level before you begin your journey. An easier option is to continue from Carrillo Beach, passing by the communities of San Pedro, Soledad, as known as Cangrejal and Bejuco, and then going down the coast to Islita to the northeast or Jabilla to the southeast. This route is 18km long, and there are some very sharp curves. You can drive along Coyote, Caletas, Ario and Manzanillo beach with a 4×4 –and you can also camp, before you head inland along the Río Negro; from there you will arrive at Cóbano, Mal País, Montezuma and Cabo Blanco: you will also need to cross rivers. In Manzanillo there is an excellent restaurant opposite the beach, they serve international and national meals. From here, if it is low tide you can travel along the beach until you reach Mal Pais.