Colinas de Miramar is located in the Province of Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Colinas de Miramar is about 1 hour 20 minutes from the International airport of the Capital city in San Jose, and about 1 hour 50 minutes south of the international airport in Liberia. This means that our residents can choose to arrive in Costa Rica either thru the bustling hub of the capital city of San Jose or thru the gateway to Guanacaste in Liberia
Playas de Isla Tortuga
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Blanca (White Beach) 15 miles from Colinas de Miramar
Located within the Punta Leona complex, Playa Blanca is an incredible ¾ mile stretch of soft white sand. Visitors enjoy clear warm water, gentle waves, and a palm tree frame. Because of its location within a private reserve, it’s easy for guests to see monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds too. It’s just 15 miles from Colinas de MIramar.
Jaco Beach (45 miles from Colinas de MIramar)
Jaco Beach - in the Central Pacific - is one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations. The strong undertow, and brown sand, make it a not so popular choice for sun bathers. With 2.5 miles of fantastic beach, Jaco attracts International surfers and is the home to several surfing competitions each year.
Playa Hermosa (51 miles from Colinas de Miramar).
Just 6 miles south of Jaco is one of the most hard-core surfer beaches in the country, Playa Hermosa. This area is known for consistently large waves. This consistency draws surfers from all over the world. Playa Hermosa holds a large surfers convention and competition every year. This beach is not recommend for casual swimming due to the under tow and rough surf.
Manuel Antonio (45 miles from Colinas de Miramar).
Visitors can enjoy the public beach in Manuel Antonio and safely swim and learn to surf. Vendors line the sidewalks selling food and drinks, surf boards and boogie boards are available for rental, and a nice mix of local people and visitors spend time here. If you are looking for a more natural setting, enter the National Park and enjoy 3 choices of beaches.
Playa TamborEncerrada en la Bahía Ballena, corresponde a una de las mejores playas de Puntarenas para bañistas, con suave oleaje y aguas poco profundas, en un hermoso escenario, donde se extienden 4 kilómetros de arenas grisáceas, acantilados, bosques tropicales y manglares. El pueblo de Tambor, por otra parte, es uno de los principales enclaves turísticos del Pacífico de Costa Rica, con variedad de complejos hoteleros y oferta de actividades recreativas. Además es la puerta de entrada al sur de la Península de Nicoya, albergando el principal aeropuerto de la zona.
Playas de Isla TortugaDesde Tambor, son frecuentes las excursiones a la maravilla natural de Isla Tortuga, un archipiélago de 2 islas, con paradisiacas playas de arenas blancas bañadas por aguas turquesas, rodeadas de inmensos cocoteros y exuberante vegetación tropical. Además de la belleza escénica del lugar, estas playas permiten nadar, bucear y practicar snorkel, entre impresionantes fondos marinos, con antiguas embarcaciones hundidas y extraordinaria biodiversidad marina, incluyendo rayas, delfines, pulpos e incluso tiburones.
Playa UvitaEsta playa situada en el Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, una de las áreas de mayor biodiversidad del planeta, cuenta con 3 kilómetros de arenas blancas y aguas cristalinas, con olas suaves a moderadas, ideales para nadar o practicar snorkel, en hermosos entornos de manglares y exuberante vegetación.
Playa Santa TeresaConocida como una de las mejores playas de Puntarenas para la práctica de surf, con olas constantes y consistentes a lo largo de todo el año, en un paisaje de postal, donde convergen 5 kilómetros de arenas blancas, aguas cristalinas y vegetación tropical al borde de la playa
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: (31 miles north from Colinas de Miramar). Monteverde Forest Reserve is a private non-profit reserve administered by the Tropical Science Center, and contains 6 distinct ecological zones. Called a cloud forest rather than a rain forest: because of its’ altitude, the clouds go through the forest.
The canopy is extremely rich with birds, insects, butterflies, and thousands of plants. Great bird watching, Resplendent Quetzal is usually seen in the March-April nesting season.The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is open from 7 am until 4 pm, daily. Restaurant, souvenir shop, art gallery are also open from 7 am to 4 pm.
Carara National Park: (41 miles south from Colinas de Miramar). Carara National Park is a favorite with bird watchers, as it remains one of the best places to see the Scarlet Macaw. An important Macaw rehabilitation program began in the mid- 1980s, with rangers patrolling against poaching. Rangers also built artificial nests to provide safe homes for the macaws. The population has grown substantially and the program continues today.
Carara remains one of the most important wild life corridors in Central America. The park connects the Dry Tropical Forest of Guanacaste to the Tropical Rain Forest of the Southern Pacific. Carara is classified as a Transitional Tropical Forest.
The forest is home to a huge variety of bird species, mammals large and small, and a wide array of reptiles.
Near Towns & Services
MIRAMAR: Miramar town, capital of the canton of Montes de Oro, is situated only 5 minutes from Colinas de Miramar. The population in this relatively small city is approximately 6,500 inhabitants. Montes de Oro, the canton in which Miramar town and Colinas de Miramar are located, is translated as "hills of gold," Miramar is a historical city known mainly for its gold mining.
Miramar town features a number of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants that serve traditional Costa Rican fare. Fresh fruits, vegetables and staple foods common to the American diet, including chicken, fish, eggs, bread and rice, are widely available and relatively cheap in MIramar, Costa Rica.
PUNTARENAS:The city and port of Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya. Puntarenas population is 102,504 inhabitants. Historically, it has been a recreation spot for national tourists. It provides many high quality tourism services.
There is a cruise ship port in Puntarenas, with many docks and moors, which are the departure sites for the ferry service to tourist destinations like Paquera and Cóbano, as well as islands and mangroves located in the Puntarenas Estuary.