Because they’re so close, many folks staying in Playa Herradura take advantage of the tours and activities offered out of Jacó and even those offered out of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. See the respective sections below for more details.

Canopy Tours: Vista Los Sueños Rainforest Tours ★ (tel. 321/220-9631 in the U.S. or 2637-6020 in Costa Rica; $70) is set in the hills above Playa Herradura. This tour features 12 ziplines, excellent views, and the longest cable in the area, at nearly a kilometer (almost a half-mile) in length. Round-trip transportation can be added on. They also offer jungle and river ATV tours and horseback riding to a nearby waterfall on its 80-acre property.

Golf: The excellent La Iguana, an 18-hole golf course at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (tel. 2630-9028), is open to non-guests. Greens fees are $195. Club and shoe rentals are available. Marriott guests pay slightly less to play here.

Sportfishing, Scuba Diving & Seaborne Fun: Since the Los Sueños Marriott Resort and its adjacent 250-slip marina opened, most local maritime activity has shifted to here. If you’re interested in doing sportfishing, scuba diving, or any other waterborne activity, I recommend that you check with your hotel or at the marina. Dependable operators include Maverick Sportfishing Tours (tel. 800/405-8206 in the U.S., or 8712-9683 in Costa Rica) and Captain Tom's Los Suenos Big Game Sportfishing (tel. 2637-8994). A full day of fishing runs from around $1,800 to $2,500, depending on the boat.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.