Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Playa Jobo

  • 3-km (2-mile) walk or drive west from Ecoplaya Beach Resort Map It
  • Bahía Salinas
  • Beach–Sight

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The once barren Playa Jobo is now dominated by the massive Dreams Las Mareas Resort. Cradled within the sheltered cove is fine brown sand and calm water, making this beach safe for swimming. Motorized water sports are not allowed, so despite the resort's size, the bay remains relatively quiet. A few sailboats are anchored offshore.Playa Jobo is fringed with acacia trees that have sharp thorns, and there are rocks jetting on either side of the cove where many people begin a snorkel adventure (beware of sea urchins and jellyfish).This beach is a refuge to turtles and manta rays, which you might see in the shallow, clear waters. Windy days are frequent, so watch for blowing sand. At high tide, the beach is narrow. This, combined with the slight slope to the shore, has most people sunbathing by the pool or lounging in the grassy area between the sand and the resort. Although all beaches in Costa Rica are public, this strand is difficult to reach unless you're staying at Dreams Resort. Your other options are to approach by boat or access from around the cove. Amenities: parking (free); food and drink. Best for:snorkeling; sunset; swimming.

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Dreams Las Mareas Resort, 3-km (2-mile) walk or drive west from Ecoplaya Beach Resort, Bahía Salinas, 51002, Costa Rica

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