The Beautiful Beaches of Costa Rica. Casa de Mono Locos is located conveniently between all of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Some of the beaches are only 5 and 10 mins away while others may be 30 mins but are well worth the small drive to go to a beach like the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula below you will see information about many of the beaches along the coast of Costa Rica that are nearby this beautiful vacation rental we call Casa de Mono Locos.
Corcovado National Park. Corcovado National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Corcovado) is a National Park on the Osa Peninsula in the South West of Costa Rica, which is part of the Osa Conservation Area. It was established on 24 October 1975 and encompasses an area of 425 km (263 mi). It is widely considered the crown jewel in the extensive system of national parks and biological reserves spread across the country.
The town is named for the native Quepoe that inhabited the place in the colonial era. A picturesque town with a small bit of the colonial era wall left. Excellent area bus service. Quepos offers fishing for numerous varieties of fish, especially billfish. Manuel Antonio has the most popular National Park beach in Costa Rica. Several years ago the country’s park service imposed limits on the number of visitors to the park, to prevent this tiny natural area from becoming ‘resortified’.
Quepos Beaches. Quepos is a city in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. It is served by the Quepos-La Managua airport. It is home to approximately 14,000 people. Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the city and a vivacious nightlife. Located fewer than 100 miles (160 km) from San JosÃ©, on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, are the very popular towns of Quepos and much smaller Manuel Antonio.
You can swim or wade in the surf, stroll on golden sands, kayak through caves, enjoy a picnic under the shade of coconut palms, or watch the pelicans and waterfowl that inhabit the shorelines. Water temperatures in the Pacific are typically in the upper 70s to low 80s throughout the year perfect for water sports.
Playa Dominical offers dramatic sunrises to the southeast, as well as some of Costa Rica’s most fabulous Pacific sunsets to the northwest. Regardless of the season, you’ll be hypnotized by the beauty of this unique spot. But, there’s more. The Dominical area, from Playa Guapil to the north to Punta Ventanas to the south, provides a stretch of countless beaches, each unique in its own way, for you to explore.
The ecological variety is quite stunning. National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. Not only is the park very popular with tropical ecologists, a visitor can expect to see an abundance of wildlife.
Playa Dominical is considered by both Ticos and tourists to be the most consistent wave in Costa Rica. Wave heights rarely drop below waist-high with ideal sandbars producing quality lefts, rights, and plenty of good barrels. Playa Dominical is the focal point for surfing in the area and normally sees between ten and thirty surfers in the water in the high seasons (Dec-Mar and Jun-Aug).