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Esterillos Beaches

Quick Facts

  • Location : 14 miles southeast of Jaco
  • Altitude : Sea Level

The deserted beaches of Esterillos Beaches, about 13 miles south of Jaco, are definitely worth exploring. Divided into Esterillos Este, Centro and Oeste -- Esterillos East, Central and West -- each section offers long stretches of palm-fringed coastline and both right and left beach breaks with long rides.

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The waves along Esterillos Centro and Este are strong, and quite similar to those in Playa Hermosa. Esterillos Oeste has a beach break that is especially fun during a big swell. Swimmers should stay closer to the northern end of Esterillos Oeste, where a calm tidal pool offers shelter from the area's dangerous riptides. All three villages have a handful of hotels, cafes and vacation rentals for travelers of all budgets.

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