Category: Travel Guide

Platinum Gym – Jaco Beach

Platinum Gym is located 5 Minutes North of Surf Inn Hermosa on the south-side of the main strip in Jaco Beach.  This new modern gym features state of the art fitness equipment and a fitness room in which spinning classes are held. Platinum gym is located 300 meters south from Mas x Menos grocery store, in front of El Mar on the second floor. The hours are Monday to Friday from 6am to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm. Passes are available daily, weekly or monthly.


Backyard Bar & Saturday Surf Series

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.

Jaco Beach

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!

Los Suenos Marina & Resort

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.

Costa Rica Birding Tours

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.