Esterillos Este is geographically the mid-point in between San Jose and Finca Bellavista. The laid-back vibe and seemingly endless stretch of beach make this a perfect layover for travelers looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of Manuel Antonio or Jaco.
A handful of small hotels and many private rentals dot the shoreline. Surf lessons, horseback rides on the beach, or, simply relaxing in a hammock and beach combing are readily available activities.
Encantada Ocean Cottages is a lovely place to lay over on the drive to Finca Bellavista. This boutique beach resort is directly on the beach in Esterillos Este and features a handful of darling cottages surrounding a pool, yoga classes, and relaxation.
Another lively spot with direct beachfront access and a pool in Esterillos Este is El Pelicano.