Alma Del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa is ideally located on the Central Pacific coast about 45 due west of the international airport in San Jose (SJO). The driving time is approximately 90 minutes on the new toll highway which eliminates the old legendary “mountain road “ which had over 25 switchbacks. The Central Pacific region is a 40 mile stretch of coast bounded by Playa Herradura (site of the Los Suenos Resort & Marina with golf course and the Marriott Hotel) and the surfing oriented beach town of Jaco Beach to the north and the eco- tourism capital of Manuel Antonio to the south.
The Alma Del Pacifico Beach hotel & Spa is in the beautiful, serene and unspoiled village of Esterillos Este, world reknown for miles of pristine and virtually deserted beaches. While Esterillos it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, it is also just a short hop to the nearby popular (and to many, too crowded) tourist destinations of Playa Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
The “must see” eco-tourism attraction of the Manuel Antonio National Park is an easy 30 minute drive to the south. After taking the 3 hour tour of the national park and a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, you and your family can be make on the beach at Alma in the afternoon.
Some of the world’s best sport fishing can be reached within 30 minutes at the marina’s in Quepos and also at the Los Suenos resort. If you hook a yellow fin tuna or Mahi Mahi, you’ll be back in time for our chef to cook your catch for dinner. If you want a little night life, the restaurants and night life of Jaco just 30 minutes to the north.
Other nearby locations include the legendary surfer haven of Playa Hermosa (15 minutes) which hosted the Billabong World Surfing Games in 2009. The local business center of Parrita is about 10 minutes away with local shops, pharmacies and grocery stores. Parrita is also the site of the Mule Festival each January which is a local county fair with a colorful rodeo.
Alma is an excellent choice for travelers wanting to combine a visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park with a few days on quiet relaxation on Costa Rica’s fantastic beaches. A wide range of other activities are located nearby including spa (on site); surf lessons (on site) horseback riding (on site); canopy zipline (15 minutes); mangrove & tour (20 minutes); whitewater rafting (60 minutes). Our staff is available to help you plan your itineraries and book reservations in advance.
Esterillos Este is a pristine and serene village ideally located within easy access of the popular tourist attractions but still offering the best of why people come to Costa Rica. We recommend that guests consider having a rental car (with GPS) while staying at the hotel.
Please feel free to contact us via phone or email at either our US office:
(866) 734-1523 (9AM to 5PM EST)
or the reservations desk at the hotel:
+011 (506) 2778 7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org