In addition to its hotel rooms, the Los Sueños resort has scores of condominium units for rent. All come with kitchens, access to swimming pools, and the right to use the golf course here. These are excellent options for families who want to do some cooking, and for longer stays. If you want to rent a condo here, contact HRG Vacations (tel. 888/490-4582 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2637-8484 in Costa Rica). Rates begin around $500 to $650 nightly for one- and two-bedroom units, to well over $1,000 for some of the more luxurious three-bedroom and larger units. Be sure to check Airbnb and VRBO, too, as owners of these condos will often advertise there.

For something a little farther from the beach, Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel (tel. 800/410-8018 in U.S. and 2643-5678 in Costa Rica) is a boutique hotel and spa, located on a hillside a bit inland, between Playa Herradura and Jacó.

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.