The Central Pacific Coast and of Costa Rica is small in size but big on activities whether they are in the water or in the mountains. The beach resort towns of Puntarenas, Jaco and Manuel Antonio are famous for their fantastic beaches, delicious restaurants and nightlife so your time in this little corner of the country is bound to be fun!
Thanks to its size and convenient location, the Central Pacific is just over an hour from the International Airport and a bit more if you are coming from or going to San Jose. Distances between the multitude of vacation opportunities within the area are also short so you can fit in a lot in just a few days.
Maybe the zones most well-known coastal claim to fame is Manuel Antonio National Park, a small yet beautiful representation of what Costa Rica does best! Spectacular tropical forest filled with wildlife that embraces pristine white-sanded beaches. This country favorite is complemented with outstanding mountain-top hotels and a range of eateries and bars to spend time at between visits to the National Park and the other fantastic beaches nearby.
Jaco Beach is not only one of Costa Rica`s most visited beaches, it is also a hub for activities, nightlife, restaurants and shopping. A perfect combination of beach during the day and partying in the evening makes Jaco a preferred draw consistently. So much so, it is on the top of the list for retirees and snowbirds which means that the cultural diversity of locals and visitors keeps Jaco fresh and vibrant.
And from the ocean to the mountains, this dynamic region is also home to our mountaintop mystical of Monteverde. The precious cloud rainforests are the main attraction here although the views down onto the Pacific Coast are spectacular too. Hike into the misty lush forests alive with wildlife and greenery that will inspire you. While exploring Monteverde, treat yourself to a stay at Enchanting Hotels, El Establo Mountain Hotel with its spacious rooms and views that invite you to sit back and immerse yourself into the serenity of this magical mountain
Enchanting Experiences preferred supplier and partner in this exciting part of Costa Rica is Tucanes Tours and they will show you the best way to enjoy the Central Pacific. Their secret; they were born and grew up here and love their home.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the beach and ocean with a wide range of fun water activities including kayaking, surfing, banana boating and catamaran rides, but the rainforest laden mountains that run down the coast are also full of adventure opportunities as well!
White water rafting, zip-lining, ATV`s, waterfall catching, hiking and horseback riding are just a few of the fun close-to-nature opportunities these beautiful mountains have for the adventurous at heart and those looking for an amazing adrenaline-rush experience. All this, and you can still back on the beach with a refreshing drink to catch the breathtaking sunsets!
The further north you will come across the famous port city of Puntarenas which was Costa Rica`s first beach vacation destination. It is now the gateway to the beautiful Nicoya Gulf that is dotted with tropical islands, many of which are wildlife refuges.