Apartamentos Iguanas is situated in a peaceful, private & safe hideaway location in Esterillos Oeste, just 20 minutes South of Jaco Beach and 45 minutes North of Manuel Antonio.
We offer 4 quaint luxury units; a one bedroom unit attached to the main house and 3 units on the in their own separate building. The 3 ocean view units have astonishing views. They are fully furnished and include a/c, cable TV, kitchen with a range, microwave, refrigerator, and a toaster oven. The unit attached to the main house includes a/c, cable TV, microwave, mini-fridge & basic mugs, glasses and silverware. Each Ocean View unit has a queen size bed that sleeps two adults with an additional full size bed that pulls out from underneath that sleeps two children or one adult comfortably (a tight fit for two adults). Air mattresses are available upon request.
All units have access to the pool with a choice of two outdoor showers one by your room and the other pool side. A private path will lead you to the beach which is just a short 5 minute walk from the property. There are two general stores and a handful of restaurants and bars all within walking distance. And when your stomach is full, you can walk through miles of tide pools during low tide. If you’re up to it you can keep walking to Punta Judas which spans a quarter mile out into the ocean which hosts a protected turtle reserve. Once the tide starts coming in, grab your surf board, head out and enjoy the world renowned surf.
Toward the end of the day grab a chair, kick your feet up and relax in the ocean breeze with the beautiful iguanas and tropical birds on your covered balcony while overlooking the splendor of Esterillos Oeste beach through the tropical trees of paradise.
Directions from San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria, SJO)
PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS, THESE ONES ARE OUTDATED DUE TO SOME NEW CONSTRUCTION.
San Jose International Airport Departure – Take the first exit to Alejuela (exit to the right; this road double backs) then stay in left lane to San Ramon; DON'T take the second exit to the right that says Alejuela. Now follow the Panamerican Highway (Costa Rica 1) in the direction of San Ramon / Puntarenas
Take exit to Atenas / Punta Leona – Exit right then turn left on Highway 3 (going over the Panamerican Highway) You will follow this road for the next 1 hour or so. This starts your drive over the mountains toward Atenas.
Atenas – In the heart of Atenas you find the only one gas station and a supermarket next to it. This is the start of many curves and one way bridges toward San Mateo.
San Mateo – Before you reach San Mateo, you will see the sign 'Manuel Antonio 111km'
Soon after that sign the road will turn right. Go1 block and turn LEFT. Now you drive between a church (left) and the San Mateo city park (right). You will reach Orotina after 5 km or so.
Orotina – Here you are around halfway between San Jose and Manuel Antonio, not in distance but in time. In Orotina you will find restaurants, fruit shops, bathrooms and a gas station.
End of Orotina, exit to the right – 500 meters past the Orotina traffic light is a turn off to the right.
Follow the sign to Quepos / Manuel Antonio / Jaco for 10 km or so.
Highway Cloverleaf – Follow signs to Quepos / Manuel Antonio / Jaco. Exit right until you pass under the bridge. You are now on the Costanera Highway.
Crocodile Bridge – A long two-lane bridge is called 'Crocodile bridge'. Stop BEFORE the bridge at the Crocodile Bridge restaurant, lock your car, and walk to the center. You're guaranteed to see some huge (15 foot long) crocodiles below you!
Pacific Ocean – After passing the Nativa Resort at the right you reach Steve and Lisa's Restaurant. It's the first place where you can touch the Pacific Ocean. You can eat here but from here it's only 10 minutes to the Plaza Herradura Shopping Mall which has several restaurants.
Plaza Herradura Shopping Mall and Restaurants – After passing Punta Leona at the right you reach the Los Suenos Marriott Hotel exit in Herradura at the right-hand side At the corner you find the Plaza Herradura Shopping Mall with Auto Mercado supermarket and several restaurants.
KEEP STRAIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY, DO NOT TAKE ANY OF THE EXITS INTO JACO
Jaco – After the Los Suenos exit in Herradura, you reach the second and last traffic light on this trip. It's there for the Jaco school crosswalk so unless there are children in school, it'll be green.
End of Jaco – After driving thru the outskirts of Jaco the road follows a wide uphill curve to the right. Here you find a viewing point overlooking Jaco and Jaco Bay. Once you pass this point the road turns to the left and Jaco is gone!
From here it will be twenty minutes to Esterillos.
Playa Hermosa – Great surfing!
Esterillos – Esterillos is broken up into three towns, in order from North to South (traveling from Jaco to Esterillos). Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Central & Esterillos Este. You will be taking the first entrance into Esterillos Oeste on your right just past the Cabo Caletas project. You will see signs for the Las Olas development. You’ll travel roughly 1 km into town where you will see a restaurant and a small super market (Super Sol) on your right. Take a right just past the super sol. This paved road winds to La Sirena Hotel which will be on your left. From there you will go 100 meters and turn right up a dirt hill which bends to the right as you reach the top. You will see a sign for Apartamentos Iguanas along with two brick pillars. Turn right down a long driveway and you have reached paradise. Enjoy your stay!
We are family owned and operated. Very hospitable, friendly and accommodating to our guests. Marga and Russ Hanks own and occupy the property. Son James helps maintain the property and Daughter Krista manages the online inquiries from the states. Thanks for taking the time to look at our listing.
Close to the ocean with a beautiful view and yet the property is still very large and secluded.
You can't beat the beautiful private trail leading down toward the beach!