No crowds, chocolate colored beaches, and great surf best describe the beaches of Esterillos. You may never see another person as you stroll down the beaches where palms and almond trees line the forest edge and the clear blue waters invite you to go for a swim. This serene, contiguous stretch of beach is made up of Esterillos Oeste to the west and Esterillos Este to the east, appropriately, where you will find plenty of accommodations laced throughout.
This part of the Central Pacific has one of the most consistent and cleanest breaks for surfers. Waves frequently break head high and are great year round. Besides surfing, the waters are friendly towards all sorts of activities, such as horseback riding. At low tide, the size of the beach increases dramatically, creating a blemish free vastness of dark sand waiting to be explored by beach combers.
Accommodations are sprinkled throughout the Esterillos area— from those providing direct beach access, to lodgings further back through the dense secondary forest, to the lush hillside which overlooks this peaceful morsel of paradise.
Esterillos can be reached by either north or south from Highway 34 (Costanera Sur). Quepos and nearby Manuel Antonio National Park are an hours drive down the highway to the south. Just 20 minutes south of Playa Hermosa, Playa Esterillos is a great stop for any travelers seeking soothing ocean breezes and plenty of sunshine and shade.
Yes! The rates are the same if you book directly with the hotels and tours. We offer the additional value of an expert planner to ensure your trip is perfect.
We listen to your vision for your trip and ensure that your experience exceeds all of your expectations. Think of us as the “Zappos of Travel.” We do more than book your reservations — we take a holistic approach and create seamless plans.
We have planned thousands of vacations for people just like you. Our mission to redefine and simplify travel planning began in 2006 in Costa Rica, and it continues to this very moment. With over a decade of travel planning experience, we are confident that we can craft your perfect vacation for free.