The Backyard Hotel & Bar is located a few hundred meters South of Surf Inn Hermosa and 5 minutes South of Jaco Beach. The Backyard is widely known for their weekly Saturday Surf Series. WIth over 10 years of history, this famous bar and restaurant features a grassroots surf contest every Saturday and it is an event not to be missed. Not only will you see some of the best surfing talent in the country, but you will also hear some of the best live music in the Central Pacific zone. This is a great spot to drink a cold one, grab a bite to eat and take in the sunset. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in their open air restaurant; and they cater to surfers with a wide variety of dishes ranging from Tex-Mex to American food. Wednesday night is the original ladies night in Playa Hermosa.
One of the most popular beach destinations: Jaco Beach Costa Rica is located just 5 minutes from Surf Inn Hermosa. It is easy to daytrip into town to enjoy a day in Jaco or look for amenities you may need. Not only are there banks and ATM machines, but there are grocery stores, bakeries, souvenir stores, and even a movie theater. Named the leading beach in Central America by the World Travel Awards 2007, Jaco Beach offers a variety of celebrated restaurants, bars, boutiques, art galleries, spas and entertainment venues to check out while visiting Costa Rica; and all of this is just a drive away from Surf Inn!
The magnificent Los Suenos Marina is located just 20 minutes north of Surf Inn Hermosa in Herradura Bay! Los Suenos Marina offers fine dining, shopping,a spa, a golf course and luxury sportfishing all in one. It is a 1,100 -acre master planned destination resort community that is a great place to check out for a day while visiting us at the Surf Inn. There are several restaurants to choose from that are highly recommended and reasonably priced: Bambu which features Asian Cuisine and Sushi; The Hook Up which features American and Bar Food; Lanterna featuring Italian Food, and El Galeon Restaurant which features Canadian born Chef: Darrell Thomas’s International Cuisine and Dolce Vita Coffee Shop which has sweets and specialty coffees that are home made.
Just 25 minutes North of Surf Inn Hermosa lies the Tarcoles River area and the Carara National Park. Both places offer an incredible setting for Bird photography. Early birding is highly recommended! The lush rainforest provides a nice backdrop to view shorebirds, seabirds and mangrove inhabitants. A river boat tour thru the mangroves is a treat to bird lovers and are home to many species of birds: The Mangrove Cuckoo, Mangrove Hummingbird, & Mangrove Warbler are just a few. Spoonbills, Herons and Hawks are others not too miss.
Manuel Antonio is located approximately 1 1/2 hours south of Surf Inn Hermosa and is one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica. It features not only rainforest, but spectacular white sand beaches. This is a great side trip from Surf Inn Hermosa and highly recommended with a guide who can show you all of the wildlife of the park. This picture features one of the famous three-toed sloths that can be seen thru the telescopes of the nature guide. Manuel Antonio’s nature trails are awesome to hike and take in all wildlife ranging from toads and iguanas to monkeys, toucans and songbirds. In 2011, this park was voted as one of the most beautiful national park by Forbes.
Just 15 Minutes North of Surf Inn Hermosa, there is the Neofauna Butterfly and Serpentarium Facility that has a large buttefly garden, a serpentarium and a frog exhibit. Guests can see morpho and tiger butterflies up close, along with many of Costa Rican’s venomous snakes, and 3 different endangered dart frogs and five leaf/tree frogs. This is an awesome nature educational tour that is reasonable in price, close by and great for the entire family. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.