Mar Azul is located on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the sleepy village of Esterones (just 7km North of the popular destination Samara).  If it is a true “local flavor” of Costa Rica that you are searching for, look no further.  Unspoiled by high rise developments, condo communities, and mega resorts, Esterones is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  We are far enough away from the “hustle and bustle” of a tourist destination to have howler monkeys roaming freely through the tree tops, yet close enough to enjoy the nightlife of Samara if we choose.

World class beaches (many are very secluded and private) are just minutes away…  blue flag rated Playa Samara is a mere 10 minutes away (dry season) with the popular and beautiful swimming beach of Playa Carrillo just 5 minutes further south.  Playa Buena Vista and the Turtle Sanctuary are a 5 minute ATV ride from our front door.  The amazing surfing breaks of Playa Baragones and Barco Quebrado are only 10-15 minutes to the North.  Nosara is also nearby, accessible in 20-25 minutes by car.

Nearby attractions include zipline tours, ultralight flights, sea turtle rescue, kayaking, snorkling, deep sea fishing, ATV tours, nature hikes, and, of course, surfing some of the best breaks in the world.

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