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108 km (67 miles) W of San José; 9km (6 miles) NW of Playa de Jacó.

Playa Herradura is the first major beach you’ll hit as you head south along the Southern Coastal Highway. Playa Herradura is a long stretch of brown sand that is home to the massive Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort ★★ and its attached marina. North of Herradura, you’ll find a few other small beaches and resorts, including the elegant boutique hotel Villa Caletas ★★★.