Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
Feel the beginning of a new resort experience at Sunset Del Mar Resort, where you’ll see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world while sitting on the serene beach of Esterillos, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Costa Rica may appear tiny on the map, but visitors quickly realize this is a destination that must be savored slowly. With 25% of its territory under protection in the form of national parks and reserves, designated wetlands, wildlife refuges and national monuments, there is plenty to see, do and experience in the land of “Pura Vida.”
Famous for its surfing and lack of crowds, Esterillos beach is perfect for travelers seeking space and relaxation. You can stroll sections of this beach without ever seeing anyone, with palm and almond trees lining the forest edge on one side, and clear blue waters on the other.
If you’re into surfing, this part of the Central Pacific is known for consistent and clean breaks, with great waves all year round, frequently head high. If you enjoy other activities, like horseback riding, this is a prime location. Also, at low tide, the size of the beach grows dramatically, revealing a vast expanse of beautiful, dark sand.
Jaco: Costa Rica’s Booming Beach Town
Jaco is located about 20 minutes from the Sunset Del Mar Resort, and is a popular beach town for visitors. The town’s main strip runs along a long, arching beach and features palm trees, surfside hotels, and boutique shops.
It’s also known for a thriving restaurant scene, with expert chefs, wine bars, vegan restaurants, sandwich shops, authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and much more. The bar scene is also strong, with local craft beer, live music, margaritas, and the Hotel Villa Caletas (featuring a dramatic outdoor amphitheater built into the side of a cliff, perfect for a sunset cocktail).
Things to Do During Your Stay
Create new memories, experiences and adventures and
explore some of the close by tours, parks and activities. Our front desk staff will help you book your perfect adventure.
Just bring yourself, your walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, camera, hat, sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent.
Manuel Antonio National Park
This tropical rainforest is located on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, surrounded by clear Pacific water and white sand beaches. The main attractions of this park are two white sand beaches: Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio where you’ll encounter different species of monkeys, agouti, three-toed sloths, two-toed sloths and over 180 species of birds.
Learn about the resident fauna and the distinctive plant life of this beautiful park in the extensive trail system that takes you through a variety of ecosystems.
Experience one of the most exciting activities in Costa Rica. As you fly through the top of the trees, you will have the chance to glimpse exotic flora and fauna such as white face monkeys and exotic birds, among other species of animals.
Soar through the jungle secured to a safety system of cables and platforms. An experienced and friendly bilingual staff will guide you to the location in the Jaco area.
Enjoy the trails at your speed with views of the beach, mountains and mangroves.
Trails lead riders through the rainforest while presenting the breathtaking vistas of the Costa Rican countryside.
Book your ATV adventure at the front desk.
Carara National Park
Carara National Park is located in the Conservation Area of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, a 40 minute drive from Sunset del Mar Resort.
This park is the setting to the four different types of forest in Costa Rica and is a complete bird sanctuary with more than 400 species including the beautiful red macaw. This park offers a universal access trail of 1.2km and is accessible to handicapped visitors.
Damas Island Wildlife Tour
Navigate through the wonders of the Damas Island mangrove ecosystem, only 20 minutes from Sunset del Mar Resort. Make sure you keep your eyes wide open so you can spot the bird species, reptiles, anteaters and of course white faced monkeys.
The boat trip takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe many birds such as herons, kingfishers, ospreys and frigates birds. As you navigate through the brackish waters you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree growths, and admire this small sanctuary of nature.
Manuel Antonio Catamaran Rides
Come aboard and cruise into the open sea, in search of spotted dolphins, migrating humpback whales, sea turtles and manta rays. While aboard the modern Catamaran boats, you will enjoy the sight of frolicking dolphins in the boat’s wake, or the inimitable sound of a whale’s song.
While touring the coastline, the captain will host the sails, wind permitting, and you will delight in the feel of the catamaran cutting quietly through the blue waters of the Pacific.
After touring the coastline and anchoring in a protected cove, you’ll experience an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in the warm pacific waters.
Poas Volcano National Park
Experience one of the most visited national parks in the Costa Rican National Park System. Poas Volcano National Park features two extremely impressive crater, one of which holds a lovely blue lagoon.
During this tour you’ll visit The Doka Coffee Plantation where you’ll observe the different ways of processing coffee. Alternate tours include La Paz Waterfalls where you’ll enjoy different areas like a giant and exuberant butterfly farm, a snake zoo, natural attractions such as beautiful and majestic waterfalls.
White Water Rafting
Ready for an extreme adventure? With the white water rafting tour, you can experience rafting in white wild waters in class 2, 3, 4 or 5 rapids.
Enjoy the river by stopping along the way for great swimming spots and cascading waterfalls. Experience the beauty of the rainforest, luxuriant vegetation and its wild life while you float in the water. This river is safe for the beginner yet challenging enough for the experienced rafting enthusiast.