SCUBA and snorkeling in Los Suenos and Jaco Costa Rica
March 31, 2008 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Looking for SCUBA and snorkeling spots in Los Suenos/Jaco Costa Rica area...and other fun things/places to do/go!

We will be staying at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort next week and are looking for good snorkeling and SCUBA diving spots in the area. For snorkeling, preferably someplace we could drive to a beach. For SCUBA, a reputable company to dive with for maybe three days or so.

I found some time ago a really great place for diving in the area...a "not to miss" spot, but I can't find my notes on it.


posted by Jackie_Treehorn to Travel & Transportation around Herradura, Costa Rica (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The only place that I know for diving in Costa Rica is Isla del Coco. Definitely a "not to miss" spot, but it is a 34 hour boat ride from the mainland. Lots of sharks. Sorry if this isn't helpful, but Costa Rica isn't really known for their diving.
posted by bolognius maximus at 1:22 PM on March 31, 2008

Though about it, trying to come up with helpful info. I don't stay at resorts when I am in Costa Rica, so I have a different perspective. Snorkeling isn't so great either. Costa Rica has virtually no reef systems. Jaco is in Puntarenas province, which, outside of the resorts on the coast, has a lot of farms and ranches. I don't know what your idea of fun is, so I will throw out ideas. If you are interested in resort-y sort of things (not that this is bad) stay on the coast. There are fantastic national parks in Costa Rica, but directions can be a little tricky. Guanacaste is interesting. The south by Panama has rain forest galore. If you like, you can send me a message, let me know what kind of stuff you like to do, and I might be able to suggest something more up your alley.
posted by bolognius maximus at 3:47 PM on March 31, 2008

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