Herradura, Costa Rica
Playa Herradura is a coastal town on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Jacó. Playa Herradura was a quiet beach some ten years ago, however today it a popular tourist destination on the Northern Puntarentas Coast. While Jaco has the reputation as a ‘party beach’, with an excellent nightlife, Herradura is ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Jaco.
There are a number of hotels and resorts at Herradura or you can head up north to the lovely Refugio Punta Leona, or down south to the wonderful Playa Hermosa.
Things to See and Do
* Hotels and resorts
* Jacó - 6 km's
* Manual Antonio National Park – one hour drive from Jaco
* Playa Hermosa
* Swimming and beach activities
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Population - 30,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506
Travel Links – San Joses Juan Santamaria International Airport is located about 80 miles from Jaco. There are local buses that circulate from Herradura to Jaco every hour.