Jaco Herradura Playa Hermosa



Jaco is a beach town located on the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica. It the perfect mix of a laidback local community and tourists.  The area has become the Costa Rica tourist mecca and a very comfortable living space for both retirees and locals.

Jaco is an international town with a population of approximately 20,000. Its short drive from the airport, hour and a half, makes it one of the most visited beach towns in Costa Rica. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the locals are welcoming.

The beach of Jaco Beach is 2.5 miles long and offers great surf. Catching waves is one of the most popular activities in the area. Besides the surf Jaco offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as deep sea fishing, ATV tours, horseback riding, canopy tours, hiking, biking, yoga classes and national parks.

In Jaco you find several large supermarkets and smaller convenience stores, medical services, banks, spas, shops and a movie theater. There are many different types of restaurants to find in Jaco and it has a popular nightlife. There are plenty of bars, casinos and nightclubs.

The town has experienced a lot of growth and there are a lot of new developments in Jaco. Being one of the few locations with fully title beachfront property allows for several beach front condominium developments.  In these gated communities you will find great real estate deals for a second vacation home with excellent rental income possibilities. Single family home communities are spread throughout Jaco perfect for a permanent residence in tropical Costa Rica. Jaco also offers exclusive beach front homes.

With all that Jaco has to offer it makes for a great place for sun seekers, active travelers and people who would like to life in the country of Costa Rica.


Herradura is a coastal town located 4 km north of Jaco. This Central Pacific Coast beach town is home to many Costa Ricans and expats. The beach of Herradura is located in a bay and the glistening water and black sand beach are lined with palm trees and a mountain back drop. The water is a lot more tranquil than at surrounding beaches, making this a safe place for swimming. Because of its calmer ocean the beach at Herradura is very popular among the Costa Ricans during the weekends when families come to enjoy the sun, sand and ocean. Playa Herradura has different types of hotels, condominium developments and cabins. A couple of restaurants are located ocean front from where you can watch the sunset during a nice dinner.

Herradura is home to the Los Sueños Resort and Marina. Inside Los Suenos Resort you find several luxurious condominium developments which are the perfect location for a permanent resident or a vacation home. Fishing enthusiasts have found their way to the five-star marina located in Los Suenos. The marina has the largest fleet of game fishing captains and boats in the country. Los Suenos Resort also has a 18 hole championship golf course. If you are looking for activities like sport fishing and golf then Playa Herradura is a destination with many options to keep you busy. .

Herradura offers several amenities such as a large supermarket, bank, medical services, pharmacy and several stores. .

Herradura is located an hour and a half drive from San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica and is an hour and 15 minutes from the airport. The nearby located Carara National Park has a lot to offer to nature enthusiasts. The trails in this park will allow you to see an abundance of wildlife and flora.

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is a small beach town located 4 km south of Jaco on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. This town is very popular among surfers and expats that want to live in a quiet area. Several hotels, restaurants, small convenience stores and homes are located beach front which is the center area of Hermosa. In Hermosa you find several communities and neighborhoods with condominiums and houses.

The beach of Hermosa is a big stretch of black sand and unspoiled beach, perfect for a walk. Hermosa’s main attraction is its waves and is a destination known by surfers all over the world for its consistent, whole year round surf breaks. Thanks to the great waves it is often the place for international and national surf contests. Hermosa’s Beach hotels are very cozy and many are beachfront so you can keep a check on the waves. Hermosa has a couple of small convenient stores, yoga studio and a pre-school and elementary school called Ficus Tree.

Hermosa Beach is only a 10 minute drive from Jaco. Jaco is a bustling beach town where you find all the amenities you need such as supermarkets, medical services, spas, shops and a movie theater. There are many restaurants in Jaco and plenty of nightlife entertainment such as bars and casinos.

There are plenty of activities and tours to do in and around Hermosa such as zip lining, biking, hiking, golfing, sport fishing, horseback riding and of course surfing. The beautiful scenery and its location near Jaco make Hermosa the destination for surfers and beach lovers who like the convenience and enjoy the peace and quiet.

If you are looking for more information about Jaco, Herradura or Hermosa Beach feel free to contact any of the agents at Dream Living Costa Rica. We will find the property of your dreams.

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Homes and properties in the area:

Two Bedroom Apartment in Mistico

Lot For Sale in La Estancia – Herradura

Villa Macaws in Playa Hermosa

3 Bedroom Apartment in Los Sueños

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