Arguably the most popular tourist hot spot in Costa Rica, the country’s Central Pacific resorts are easily accessible. From the San Jose International Airport it is only a short twenty minute drive to the capital. Planes can take tourists from the airport directly to the Central Pacific coast, but car transport is also available. Stunningly beautiful beaches with superb water sport facilities, vibrant coastal resorts and lush, tropical vegetation. The resorts of Jaco, Manuel Antonio with the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park and Dominical provide a plethora of vacation accommodation for every taste and budget.
The coastal vacation resorts of Jaco, Dominical and Manuel Antonio combine vibrant night life, relaxed sunbathing on white, sandy beaches with some of the finest surfing, sports fishing and snorkelling opportunities in the world. The provincial capital Puntarenas City is a bustling seaport worth a visit with some wonderful seafood for gourmets and tourists’ gift shops. Further south the town Dominical has great surfing for water sports enthusiasts with waves some 10ft high along a long strip of quiet beach. Sunbathers will love deserted beaches like Playa Uvita, located south of Dominical with tropical forests and palm trees for walking tours.
Costa Rica vacations to Jaco in the Central Pacific region are the best starting point for exploring San Jose, close to the resort, and the west coast with its stunning beaches, lush green vegetation, tropical wildlife and bustling surf towns like Playa Hermosa, staging an annual surfing contest for surfers from around the world. Restaurants in the area offer local and international cuisine with a warm Costa Rican welcome. All Jaco hotels offer modern amenities in spacious, comfortable rooms. Staff are happy to advise guests on regional attractions. Some hotels organise tours into the forests or organise car and boat hire.
Vacations to Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica's Central Pacific region are not complete without a visit to the wonderful Manuel Antonio National Park. Dense forests invite bird watchers and nature enthusiasts to their hiking trails. Surrounded by hotels and restaurants serving local delicatessens while providing unrivalled views across the Pacific Ocean, the Manuel Antonio National Park attracts huge numbers of tourists during the peak season. Home to many indigenous species of birds, howler and squirrel monkeys, the park is a wonderful way to learn more about Costa Rica’s rich wildlife and volcanic origins. Swimmers are welcome to try out the shallow lagoons.
Vacations to Dominical in Costa Rica's Central Pacific resorts offer fantastic value for money. Dominical offers lodges, hotels and vacation accommodation at various budget levels. Hotel staff are happy to recommend attractions like a canopy tour high above the tropical tree tops or car hire to visit the Talamanca Mountains or the coastal towns Hacienda Baru or Quepos for a shopping trip. Horseback tours to nearby Nauyaca Waterfalls can be pre-arranged or booked at the hotel’s tour desk. Be sure to visit the Marino Ballena National Park, home to turtles and visiting whales, when booking vacations to Costa Rica´s Central Pacific.