Central Pacific

Central Pacific Costa Rica

The Central Pacific of Costa Rica  is one of the most easily accessible regions in Costa Rica. It is no wonder the region remains one of the country’s most frequented destinations. Along Coastal Highway 34, the incredible landscape features beaches, national parks, nature reserves, and exotic flora and fauna. World-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park is just one of the region’s many points of natural interest. Additionally, ocean stretches along the Central Pacific provide the ultimate setting for water activities such as surfing, sport fishing, and scuba diving.

Lined with stunning mountainous coastline, the Central Pacific Costa Rica generally maintains a more arid climate then on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. (Nevertheless, bring a rain jacket, as showers in the tropics are always a possibility.) The Central Pacific is also less humid than the Caribbean Coastal region or the South Pacific. However, it is more humid than Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula on the northwest.

Cities & Towns

  • Puntarenas
  • Jaco
  • Manuel Antonio


  • Playa Blanca
  • Jaco Beach
  • Playa Hermosa
  • Esterillos
  • Manuel Antonio
  • Playa Linda / Matapalo

National Parks:

  • Carrara National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

Destination name

Central Pacific Costa Rica