The Mid Pacific Region of Costa Rica
About Mid Pacific Region
Jaco, Herradura, and Hermosa beaches are located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica and are known for their beautiful beaches, lively atmosphere, and proximity to the capital of San Jose.
Jaco is a popular surf spot, and is a great place for visitors who want to catch some waves or take surf lessons. The town of Jaco is also a hub for nightlife, with a variety of bars, restaurants, and clubs. Herradura, located just south of Jaco, is more peaceful and quieter, perfect for those who want to enjoy the beach in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Mid Pacific Region, Flora, and Fauna
The area is also surrounded by the lush rainforests of the Central Pacific Conservation Area, which is a great place for hiking and wildlife watching. The nearby Carara National Park is also worth a visit, where you can spot a variety of tropical birds and monkeys. The region tends to have cooler temperatures than those in Guanacaste and usually stays lush and green for most of the year, even into the dry season.
The average elevation of Jaco is 22 feet (7 m, s. n. m.)
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What to Do Around Mid Pacific Region
- Wildlife sighting
- Boat tours
- Kayaking & standup paddle
- Wildlife refuge visit
Types of Travelers Who’ll Enjoy Mid Pacific Region
The region of Jaco and Herradura is perfect for visitors who are looking for a mix of beach activities, nightlife, and nature.
Mid Pacific Region Weather
Where is Mid Pacific Region Located?
2 hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Liberia (69 miles / 110 km)
3.5 hour from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia to La Cruz ( 135miles / 218km)
*Times are approximate and dependent on the time of day and other factors.
Mid Pacific Region Highlights
Don't miss out on these features if you're in the area:
Surfing: The beaches of this region are famous for their waves, to the point that Playa Hermosa has hosted the World Cup of Surfing. It is one of the great attractions. You can find surf schools to learn with the experts.
Hotels: There are hotels of all kinds and of all qualities. This is why it is important to do a good investigation, we are sure that you will find the perfect one for your taste, and if not, we will gladly help you achieve it.
Nightlife: Nightlife is another factor that characterizes this area. Above all, if you go to places like Jacó, where you can find nightclubs, casinos, restaurants and sports bars. There are many options to enjoy with your friends or partner during the night.