Esterillos Oeste, North Puntarenas

The charming beachside town of Esterillos Oeste in Puntarenas is located on a particularly scenic stretch of Route 34, a short drive west from the nearby town of Esterillos Este.

Offering stunning views of the Pacific, an abundance of luxury vacation rental homes and access to some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, Esterillos Oeste is an ideal destination for travelers hoping to experience the pura vida lifestyle for which Ticos are famous around the world.

Surfing at Esterillos Oeste

To experience everything that Esterillos Oeste has to offer, visitors spending time in the region should try their hand at surfing. The surf here is not too and it can get very good on the right conditions.

The beach and lineup are not crowded so it is a great place to surf for novice surfers who want to enjoy the thrill of surfing for the first time.

For people who would rather enjoy the ocean without getting wet, there are also a wide a range of sportfishing expeditions. This area is renowned for its abundance of fish, including black and blue marlin, sailfish and dorados, making it the perfect spot to cast a line and land a live one.

Visitors who want to remain on dry land can head out into the lush rolling hills that surround Esterillos Oeste on an ATV, or indulge in a leisurely trek through the countryside on horseback. Visitors who want to make the most of their time in this quaint seaside community should book an excursion with a local operator and experience everything that Puntarenas has to offer.

Rooms with a View

When it comes to places to stay, Esterillos Oeste has a few options. Tourists who want to experience the glorious sunset that Costa Rica's Pacific Coast is renowned for can stay in one of the many luxury beachfront vacation rentals available in the area.

Many of these luxury oceanfront apartments or hotels overlook the pristine blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at sunset on private terraces that offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by palm trees and exotic birds. Much more than just a place to stay, this beach is a gateway to Costa Rica's gorgeous Pacific Coast.

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Where to Stay near Esterillos Oeste

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Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa
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Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa
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Starting at $126 / night
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Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Starting at $211 / night

Things to Do near Esterillos Oeste

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Vista Los Sueños Rainforest Tours
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El Santuario Canopy Adventure Tour
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