Whilst on our way to Quepos we decided to take a look at the beaches along the way, including Jaco and playa Hermosa.
We arrived in Jaco first and were unsure as to whether to stay or not. The town is literally door-to-door bars, hotels and restaurants. So much so that signs are clambering over each other to try to get your attention.
After asking at a couple of hostels for prices, which by the way are not easy to find amongst the confusion, we discovered that it was actually an expensive place to spend the night, so we decided to move on.
Playa Hermosa, our next stop, proved to be the complete opposite. It seemed deserted in comparison to Jaco, so much so that we found a cabin across the road from the beach for $30.
Cabinas Brisa del Mar were basic but provided all we needed for our stay, including kitchen and private parking. The really nice touch was the noon check out time which gave us time to go to the beach in the morning and then freshen up before heading on.
The beach was nice to relax on but it is not a swimmer’s beach as the surf is quite strong and needless to say this attracts a fair few surfers to the region. So after a couple of hours we decided to head onwards to our main destination, Quepos, which was now just less than an hour away.