Luxurious three bedroom three full baths’ condo located on the Pacific coast side of the country with a great jungle view. Sleeps six comfortably, one and a half hour drive from the San Jose airport, five minutes from miles of beautiful, nearly deserted beaches, and just steps away from a beautiful pool. Great nightlife, world class fishing, surfing, outdoor adventures, national parks and restaurants all located nearby.
This condo comes with a granite counter topped kitchen, fully furnished suitable for a gourmet cook.
All three bedrooms are served by their own full bathrooms, with granite counter topped cabinets, and soothing showers. Master bedroom bath has extra large two person shower, perfect for that romantic get away!
When you enter this second story hideaway, atop it's two story building, you will be greeted with teak and tile floors throughout the unit. To your right, on the outdoor dinning area porch, you will enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and the jungle, perfectly situated to watch the sun and moon rise, and you will be able to watch the abundance of birds and other wildlife while you sip a refreshing beverage and enjoy a meal or snack.
The condo comes with cable TV, and high speed internet for your convenience. There is great connectivity for you cell phone, so you will never be far from home if you need to call.
Each room has a ceiling fan, and there are stand up fans and central air conditioning for your comfort.
The local bilingual manager can assist with planning outings.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Del Pacifico
From San Jose:
The drive from the San Jose airport (Juan Santamaria International Airport) to our condo at Del Pacifico will take about one hour and 45 minutes and is fully paved with the new highway in place. We suggest exchanging at least $5 US dollars into Costa Rican colones for the tolls on the highway although US Dollars are taken for all tools. Ask the rental car agent to send you off in the right direction, which should be west on Route 1, past the airport. Drive defensively and be aware when two lanes become one, “CEDA” means “Yield.”
Note: the first 13 km uses the same “old” route to Jaco and Manual Antonio which is the route to follow to get to the condo. GPS devices might not be updated and will likely still have the “old” route so do not rely on them to follow the complete recommended route.
Once on Route 1- follow signs to San Ramon, and continue straight ahead for about 10 km. After passing under the second bridge crossing, get in the right lane and take the next exit to the right (Route 3) for Jaco/Quepos/Manuel Antonio, just before the turn you will see a field of large circular oil and natural gas storage containers on your left. There is also a sign here for Punta Leon and Atenas. Turn left at the stop sign, crossing back over Route 1.
Follow Route 3 for about 3 km. Look for a large Christian church on the left and then a soccer field and make a left on the road immediately after it. You are on the road to Turrucares. There are no signs and it’s a secondary road, so don’t think you’ve made a mistake. It’s currently the best connection to the toll highway from the airport.
Drive for another 3 km through this somewhat winding road. When you arrive at the highway intersection and just before you pass underneath it, turn left, BEFORE the highway. Head up the steep hill and proceed about three to four hundred meters until you reach a roundabout and bearing to your right, enter the toll road following the highway signs to Orotina/Atenas.. Again, there are no signs here yet, it seems that Costa Rica is not a big believer in directional signs. Be careful as it’s a narrow two-way access road, and you will be using it when you return to the airport.
Drive on the highway through two toll booths. Then, take the next right exit to Route 34, follow signs for Jaco/Quepos. This exit forms a loop underneath the highway and then you use a roundabout to continue straight to the crocodiles lurking in and around the river some thirty or so Km on down the road.
***NOTE shortly after you loop on this road there is a large truck stop on the left. There is a great fruit and vegetable stand located there and is a great place to stock up on melons etc. The folks there are great, speak English and will introduce you to some wonderful fruits we never see here, just ask for their recommendations. In addition, they usually have avocados when no one else does***
Follow Route 34 to the Tarcolas River Bridge. This is a great place to stop for a break and grab a cold Imperial Beer and a snack. The Soda, (small restaurant) on the left has some of the coldest beer on the planet, and also great food. The Fried Patacones with black beans, salsa and slow cooked pulled beef is to die for! Also, walk out on the bridge and check out the crocodiles, very cool, but heed the below note.
***NOTE Throughout Costa Rica you will see folks with yellow construction vests assisting people parking at such places as this restaurant and other tourist destinations. I always give them an US dollar or 500 to 600 colones (one dollar) as I exit my car. They watch your car and will assist you when you back out. It’s tradition and it’s cheap insurance. ***
Shortly after you cross the bridge, you will enter a National Park Zone, do not speed here or anywhere else in Costa Rica. This area is usually filed with police happy to give you a ticket. Remember, your in Costa Rica, sloe down and relax, it’s not New York! Soon, you will see the ocean on your right-hand side. Pass Punta Leona and at Herradura you will see the Automercado supermarket on the right-hand side of the road, you are now very close to Jaco.
Continue to follow the signs to Jaco and Manuel Antonio.
***NOTE On the part of the highway past Jaco, you will see a large fenced in market (Maxi Pail) on your right midway. Stop there to shop. Get your ice (hielo) at the truck stop noted below. Also, buy bottled water, the water is safe in Costa Rica, not like Mexico, but you are not used to it and you will get the runs. I either buy ice or make it from bottled water. ***
Once past Jaco, you will start up an incline and on the right there is a pull out with a great view of the ocean and Jaco Bay, nice place for pictures now or later. Follow the signs to Paritta and after about 20+ km you will see a truck stop and restaurant on the left, buy your ice there so it does not melt before you get to the condo. In four or so more km you will see a large cluster of white buildings on the left side, you’re there! Del Pacifico! The manager will see you to the condo #23.Get the full listing »