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Local Attractions

Things to Do, Places to See

Esterillos Beach

Sand, Sea, & Surf

Jaco

Shop, Dine, & Dance

Horseback Riding

Connect with Nature

Outdoor Activities

Get Ready for an Adventure

The
Sunset Del
Mar Resort
Sits on
a Stretch
of Beach
Known as
Playa
Esterillos

Famous for its surfing and lack of crowds, this beach is perfect for travelers seeking space and relaxation. You can stroll sections of this beach without ever seeing anyone, with palm and almond trees lining the forest edge on one side, and clear blue waters on the other.

If you’re into surfing, this part of the Central Pacific is known for consistent and clean breaks, with great waves all year round, frequently head high. If you enjoy other activities, like horseback riding, this is a prime location. Also, at low tide, the size of the beach grows dramatically, revealing a vast expanse of beautiful, dark sand.

Jaco, Costa Rica

Jaco is located about 20 minutes from the Sunset Del Mar Resort, and is a popular beach town for visitors. The town’s main strip runs along a long, arching beach and features palm trees, surfside hotels, and boutique shops. It’s also known for a thriving restaurant scene, with expert chefs, wine bars, vegan restaurants, sandwich shops, authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and much more. The bar scene is also strong, with local craft beer, live music, margaritas, and the Hotel Villa Caletas (featuring a dramatic outdoor amphitheater built into the side of a cliff, perfect for a sunset cocktail).

Things to Do During Your Stay

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Canopy Exploration
  • ATV Adventures
  • Carara National Park
  • Damas Island Wildlife Tour
  • Manuel Antonio Catamaran Rides
  • Poas Volcano National Park
  • Horseback Riding
  • White Water Rafting

Manuel Antonio National Park

This tropical rainforest is located on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, surrounded by clear Pacific water and white sand beaches. The main attractions of this park are two white sand beaches: Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio. There are many mammal species such as 3 different species of monkeys, agouti, three-toed sloths, two-toed sloths and over 180 species of birds.

Our professional, experienced and bilingual nature guides teach you about the resident fauna and the distinctive plant life of this beautiful park in the extensive trail system that takes you through a variety of ecosystems.

Location: 30 minute drive from Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: Full day tour

Difficulty: Easy

Pick-up time: 8:30 a.m.

Includes: Bilingual guide, transportation, park entrance fee, continental breakfast, bottle of water and lunch.

What to bring: Walking shoes, swimming suit, towel, camera, hat, sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent.

Canopy Exploration

Canopy exploration is one of the most exciting activities in Costa Rica. Canopy exploration is one of the most exciting activities in Costa Rica. As you fly through the top of the trees, you will have the chance to glimpse exotic flora and fauna such as white face monkeys and exotic birds, among other species of animals.

Soar through the jungle secured to a safety system of cables and platforms. An experienced and friendly bilingual staff will guide you to the location in the Jaco area.

Location: 10 minutes from Jaco

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Pick-up time: Various

Includes: Transportation, an experienced bilingual guide, safety equipment, fresh fruit and water.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes & clothing, sunglasses, insect repellent, sun block, camera and binoculars.

Minimum age: 4 y/o

ATV Adventures

Enjoy the trails at your speed with views of the beach, mountains and mangroves. Trails lead riders through the rainforest while presenting the breathtaking vistas of the Costa Rican countryside.

Location: Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Pick-up time: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Includes: Security equipment, new ATV equipment, bilingual tour guide, & bottled water.

What to bring: Closed-toed shoes, sun block and camera.

Carara National Park

Carara National Park is located in the Conservation Area of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. This park is the setting to the four different types of forest in Costa Rica and is a complete bird sanctuary with more than 400 of species, including the beautiful red macaw. This park offers a Universal Access Trail of 1.2km long and is accessible to handicapped visitors.

Location: 40 minutes from the Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: Half day

Difficulty:  Easy

Pick-up time: 7 a.m.

Includes: Park entrance fee, transportation, bilingual guide & bottled water.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing & shoes, sun block, insect repellent, hat, camera.

Damas Island Wildlife Tour

This tour allows you to navigate through the wonders of the Damas Island mangrove ecosystem. Make sure you keep your eyes wide open so you can spot the bird species, reptiles, anteaters and of course white faced monkeys.

The boat trip takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe many birds such as herons, kingfishers, ospreys and frigates birds. As you navigate through the brackish waters you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree growths, and admire this small sanctuary of nature.

Location: Damas Island Mangrove, 20 minutes from the Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: Half day

Difficulty: Easy

Pick-up time: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, & bottled water.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing & shoes, sun block, insect repellent, hat, camera.

Manuel Antonio Catamaran Rides

Come aboard as we cruise into the open sea, in search of spotted dolphins, migrating humpback whales, sea turtles and manta rays. While aboard the modern Catamaran boats, you will enjoy the sight of frolicking dolphins in the boat’s wake, or the inimitable sound of a whale’s song.

While touring the coastline, the captain will host the sails, wind permitting, and you will delight in the feel of the catamaran cutting quietly through the blue waters of the Pacific.

Our knowledgeable, onboard guide will be ready to answer any questions you have, and will point out sights of interest while giving a brief history of the area. After touring the coastline, we will anchor in a protected cove for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in the warm pacific waters.

Location: 30 minute drive from the Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: 3/4 day tour

Difficulty: Easy

Pick-up time: 12:30 a.m.-05:30 p.m.

Includes: Bilingual guide, transportation, park entrance fee, continental breakfast, & bottled, dinner onboard, snorkeling equipment and beverages.

What to bring: Walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, camera, hat, sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent.

Poas Volcano National Park

The Poas Volcano is among the most visited national parks in the Costa Rican National Park System. The Poas Volcano is among the most visited national parks in the Costa Rican National Park System. It features two extremely impressive craters, one of which holds a lovely blue lagoon.

At 2,704 meters high, you will find the first crater 1.3km wide and 300m deep where you’ll have a great oportunity for a snapshot from the observation deck!

We will also visit The Doka Coffee Plantation or La Paz Waterfalls. At Doka Coffee Plantation you will have the opportunity to observe all about the different ways of processing the coffee. In La Paz Waterfalls you can enjoy different areas like a giant and exuberant butterfly farm, a snake zoo, natural attractions such as beautiful and majestic waterfalls. In both options you will enjoy an excellent tour and a Costa Rican lunch.

Location:  Alajuela province, 2 hours drive from the Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: Full day tour

Pick-up time: 7:30 a.m.

Includes: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, park entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, and insurance.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing & shoes, a jacket, bathing suit, hat, camera and sun block.

White Water Rafting

Get ready to live a great and extremely adventure! With the white water rafting tour, you can experience the rafting in white wild waters in our class 2, 3, 4 or 5 rapids. Stopping along the way for great swimming spots and cascading waterfalls is another extremely way to enjoy the river. When floating in the waters, you will see the rainforest and its beautiful wild life, commonly birds such as egrets, osprey, toucans, parrots and more. Experience the unsurpassed beauty, luxuriant vegetation and powerful white water of the Savegre River.

A highly experienced guide will take you along this amazing trip, This river is safe for the beginner yet challenging enough for the experienced rafting enthusiast. The Naranjo & Savegre Rivers begin in the coastal mountains near Quepos. You will be astounded by the awesome canyons, waterfalls and rainforest.

Location: 30 minute drive from the Sunset del Mar Resort

Duration: 3/4 day tour

Difficulty: Easy

Pick-up time: 12:30 a.m.-05:30 p.m.

Includes: Bilingual guide, transportation, park entrance fee, continental breakfast, & bottled, dinner onboard, snorkeling equipment and beverages.

What to bring: Walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, camera, hat, sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent.

Resort Information
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Sunset Del Mar Resort
Esterillos Este Beach at
The West End Canton Parrita,
Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
Toll Free: 1-800-921-0139
Locally: 506-4001-5430
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