We were visiting our Canuck friends, Diane and John, who had rented a beach front cabina at Estrillos Este for a week. They were staying at Encantada Ocean Cottages and their cottage had a king size bed, two single beds, bath of course, and a small kitchen area. The ocean was just steps away. This is a great place to stay.
I made a video of the beach, which you can see here: Estrillos Este. It's not the best video but you can see how uncrowded the beach is. The waves were quite strong and can be dangerous for swimming but one can walk for what looks like miles along the beach.
For lunch, we went to the Backyard Hotel, a surfer bar in Playa Hermosa. The food was good, although a bit more pricier than in Atenas. I ordered appetizer fish tacos and it was full meal sized - four fish tacos and I took two of them home for the next day. Playa Hermosa, 10 km south of Jaco, is where sea turtles lay eggs from July to December and it is well known for its great surfing waves.
We also drove through Jaco to check it out - it seems like a vibrant place albeit for surfers and tourists.
To finish off a great day, we stopped at Villa Caletas to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. What a wonderful place this is. We had drinks in the amphitheatre and admired the view. This is one hotel I would like to stay at one day.
I love going to the beaches but they are more hotter and humid then what we experience living here in Atenas so we both agree we could not live there full time but for holidays - great!
|Almonds fresh picked from the beach almond trees. I'm just not sure when they actually ripen and can be eaten.|
|The beach at Playa Esterillos Este, the tide was out.|
|Watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean from Villa Caletas|