Costa Rica Central Valley with Mar 1 Sport fishing charters Quepos
Costa Rica Central Valley
The Central Valley is where you be landing if you fly into San Jose (SJO)The closest beaches to San Jose and the Juan Santamaria International Airport are found on the central Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Within a 2 hour drive you can find a variation of beaches and towns, from the rough and tumble port town of Puntarenas to fun in the sun of Jaco to the surfer's paradise in Dominical to the eco friendly tourist haven of Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
The Central Valley area of Costa Rica is also home to some of the most popular and spectacular national parks and reserves in the country allowing visitors to watch three-toed sloths and white-faced monkeys, check out the misty cloud forest and look at the disappearing dry forest join the damp, humid forests running south down the coast.
If you choice to head east from of the Juan Santamaria International Airport and San Jose, approximately a 4 hour drive will put you in Puerto Viejo on the east coast of Costa Rica. Here you will find yourself a world apart from the rest of Costa Rica, with the pace of life slower, the food spicier, the tropical heat more palpable and the sound of reggae music filling the air.