Hang out with the animals
Costa Rica is home to all sorts of colourful and exotic creatures, so it’s no surprise that El Jobo has its fair share. The abundance of trees means that birdsong is probably the loudest noise you’re likely to hear on the beach. The types of birds you might see flying through the canopy include hummingbirds and macaws.
Monkeys are known to inhabit the trees, with howler monkeys being a particularly common sight. Other creatures you could be crossing paths with are iguanas, raccoons, the odd sloth, and a variety of butterflies. The sea is also teaming with life, with turtles and lots of colourful fish to be spotted. An even wider range of wildlife can be experienced during tours of the local area.
There are several tour operators close to the beach, where you can sign you up to activities such as windsurfing, horse riding and zip-lining. A horseback ride through the countryside in this part of Costa Rica is a fantastic way to explore the area’s sights and sounds. Don’t be surprised if you start to feel like a traditional Costa Rican cowboy as you follow the trails!
Another way to experience the area is by boat. You can enjoy a tour around the water off El Jobo Beach and be rewarded with some amazing views of the ocean and mountains. Why not get your feet wet and go snorkelling to see lots of fish and turtles swimming in the water?
Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, so an El Jobo holiday wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one. Beautiful Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge is only 20 minutes away by car. The majority of the landscape is made up of coastal mangroves and tropical forest. Follow hiking trails through the forest for the chance to spot more incredible wildlife, including monkeys, racoons, armadillos, deer and iguanas.
A 50-minute drive from El Jobo brings you to Santa Rosa National Park. It has very similar terrain to Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge but is home to an even wider range of creatures. Animals such as coyotes, tapirs and peccaries are known to roam the land, with many species of monkey living in the trees.
Nearest airport to El Jobo
Daniel Oduber International Airport – 46 miles
A taxi or hired car can get you from Daniel Oduber International Airport to El Jobo in around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Costa Rica ticks all the boxes when it comes to holiday destinations that are naturally beautiful, practically untouched and full of vibrant wildlife. The country guarantees adventure, whether you want to trek through the rainforest or explore lively cities. El Jobo offers the ultimate beach experience, along with plenty of others to enjoy nearby as well. There are few other stretches of sand in Costa Rica that are as secluded and unspoilt as the idyllic El Jobo.