Dreams Resort & El Jobo

Looking for an amazing beach right beside an all inclusive resort in Costa Rica? Check out Playa El Jobo and the resort Dreams Las Mareas. This spot is on the northern Pacific side of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste Province. It’s about a two hour drive from the Liberia International Airport.

Getting There

You’ll likely be starting your vacation landing at the Liberia Airport. This is a great airport that gets you closer to the beaches in Guanacaste, skipping the traffic around San Jose. From there head north along Highway #1 towards Nicaragua. 
There are two way to get to El Jobo, the first is turning sooner off Highway #1 at Highway #14. This will take you a bit longer to arrive, but it’s worth the drive. You’ll head through several smalls towns, and have some amazing views to check out.  Be sure to stop at Mirador de Playa Bassey for an amazing view of the Gulf of Santa Elena. This road is very choppy and I recommend an SUV as there’s many gravel sections with potholes.
The second route is to stay on Highway #1 for a bit longer, and turn in a town called La Cruz. This town has restaurants and shopping which are great to stock up on items you’ll need at the beach. Items for sale at Dreams Resort are very expensive, so be sure to think about what you’ll need while you’re in La Cruz.
Either way you take, you’ll arrive on the same road leading into Playa El Jobo. This road is also very pitted out and has tire-busting potholes, so drive carefully.

If you're heading out for an adventure, you're going to need some cold watch and snacks. Pick up a backpack cooler, which has ample room for what you'll need while you enjoy the beach. There is an added benefit of freeing up your hands to carry the fun stuff!

Playa El Jobo

El Jobo is the beach that is in front of the resort. It’s a fantastic white sand beach with groomed sitting area. There’s lots of space to relax and hang out. The water itself is shallow, so it’s great for swimming. The beach is contained within a crescent bay, so you can expect at high and low tide to have calm conditions. 

Given that the beach is public, you will find vendors there. From small trinkets to fishing charters/jet skis, you’ll be able to find something to do while you’re there. There’s a restaurant called Lapa Lapa which is open to the public just on the beach as well.

For parking, just drive past the front entrance to Dreams Resort, and you’ll find a small public lot. It’s a very short walk to access the beach from there.


Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Dreams is a 4 star all inclusive hotel that has great reviews and has very nice grounds. There’s lots of pools to check out with different vibes, and really nice accommodations.

The resort has well groomed grounds which are great for your wedding venue. We saw wedding set up at the pools and on the beach.

One of the best things to see is the many monkeys that hang out behind one of the buildings. We had the opportunity to see some Panamanian white-faced capuchins. These curious creatures will come up and say hello, both at the trees and on your balcony. There’s also howler monkeys that hang out in the area. 

White Faced Monkey At Dreams

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