Budget Car Rental at Hotel Dreams Las Mareas, Jobo Beach
La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
- La Cruz is the tenth city in the province of Guanacaste. La Cruz bordered with Nicaragua on the north and the main border crossing is Peñas Blancas. La Cruz is located on the shores of what is now known as the Mirador de La Cruz. This view and the Santa Rosa National Park are its main tourist attractions, where stands the Casona de Santa Rosa, preserved from the mid-nineteenth century
Budget Agency at Hotel Dreams Jobo Beach, Guanacaste
The office is located at a strategic point within the Dreams Las Mareas Hotel, where the national and foreign tourist can enjoy luxury facilities and great attractions as well as various white sand beaches and activities including swimming, surfing, diving, cattle tours and other attractions in the area. Jobo beach is located 65km from Liberia, about an hour and 10 minutes.
El Jobo beach
El Jobo is a pristine white sand beach with less than 1KM extension, with Dry Forest Vegetation located in Bahía Salinas in Guanacaste province.
How to get to El Jobo beach from San Jose?
From San José drive north to Puntarenas on the Interamerican Highway to Liberia. In Liberia continue along the highway 55km, turn left towards Jobo 11 km, then to the right you will find different beaches such as Coyotera and Cocos, among others, continue 5km more to reach Jobo beach. The entire route requires a total of 5-6 hours from San José.
From Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR)
Located in Liberia taking internal flights from the Juan SantaMaria Airport either Sansa or Nature Air you have to travel 71 km to reach the Jobo beach, this is about one hour and 20 minutes.
To access the area is advisable to go by car or rented vehicle preferably double 4×4 traction. During the winter season you can only travel with 4×4 vehicle. In the area there are not any shuttle buses to Playa El Jobo only to La Cruz and Puerto Soley.
|Arenal Volcano||3h 26min.||186 km|
|Guanacaste National Park||47min.||34 km|
|La Casona||48min.||42 km|
|Las Pailas Hot Springs||1h 35min.||91 km|
|Las Pumas||1h 40min.||111 km|
|Liberia||1h 8min.||68 km|
|Liberia Airport||1h 20min.||79 km|
|Llanos de Cortés Waterfall||1h 27min.||91 km|
|Marino Las Baulas National Park||2h 12min.||143 km|
Blue River Resort, Rincon de la Vieja. +506 2206-5000.
One day tour $55 discounted rate (includes lunch).
Hacienda El Cenizaro, La Cruz. +506 8367-1692.
Horseback riding 2hrs $50 discounted rate.
Buena Vista Lodge, Liberia. +506 2690-1405.
25% discount on the rack rate.
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin,
10% discount on the rack rate.
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa,
Steam room, mud baths, pools, hot springs, lunch $39.
Things to do
Junquillal Wildlife Refuge: Is located at 46 miles north of the city of Liberia, taking the Interamerican Highway to the checkpoint at the entrance of Cuajiniquil, from this place continue 8 km to Cuajiniquil community and from here 4 kilometers north on ballast road until you reach the main entrance of the Refuge.
Visitor Opening schedules every day from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, this varies in times of high visitation where you can attend from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wildlife Refuge Bolaños Island: The national Wildlife Refuge Bolaños Island is located in Salinas Bay in Guanacaste province. The Bolaños Island is located about 3 km northwest of Soley Port, and have 25 hectares and 81 meters high. This refuge is not as big as others who are in the country but it is very important for the conservation of wildlife on the island.
The Bolaños Island is a rocky mountain, 81 meters high and 1.5 kilometers from Punta Descartes, in the north-western part of the Costarican territory, near the province of Guanacaste. Its rugged terrain consisting of sedimentary rock layers dating from 40 million years ago.
Camp: Murciélago Station ($2), covers the northern part of the Peninsula of Santa Elena, provides access to several beaches and the National Park of Santa Elena. North of the park, Junquillal Wildlife Refuge (Phone. +506 2679-96-92), $4 entry, camping ($2 per person, children under 6 free).
Diving: Remote in Murciélago Islands. North Reef (Phone: +506 2679-12-52).
History: La Casona, rebuilt after the last destruction by fire. In 1856 there were a victory over the American troops commanded by the invader William Walter. It is open from 8 am to 4 pm.
Surf: Naranjo beach.
Turtle watching: Nancite Beach is ideal for nesting sea turtles in the months of August to December instead. During the rainy season, the beaches are inaccessible by car. Should coordinate visits to the beach with the park headquarters. (phone: +506 2666-50-51).
Windsurfing: Ventosa Salinas Bay, is the second largest place fo windsurfing after the Arenal. For lessons: Kite Surf Centre 2000 (Telephone: +506 2672-0218).
Kite Surf Centre: Telephone: +506 2672-0218 on west direction to the Salinas Bay, Copal beach, 13 km. (Road) of La Cruz, rooms ($15 / person), shared bathroom, kitchen, cabins ($45).
Santa Rosa National Park: The Santa Rosa National Park in Costa Rica is located in the province of Guanacaste about 50 miles north of the city of Liberia. It has a land area of 38,674 hectares and 78,000 marine hectares. It is located in the Guanacaste Conservation Area.
Today its total area integrates 43,000 marine hectares and 38,000 hectares of land. Visitation to this protected area concentrates on two tourism sectors: Santa Rosa and Murcielago sectors.
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