The Villas of Cielo Santo overlook the west end of a mile-long expanse of sandy beach comprising Playa Espadilla. Regarded as one of the country's finest beaches, it curves gently south-eastward along the Pacific coast. One can walk barefoot through the warm surf on light café-au-lait colored sand at noon or under a full moon, eventually meeting the sheltered-bay entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park at the extreme opposite end.
As the quintessential quiet beach setting, Playa Espadilla is perfect for sunbathing, walking and swimming, especially in early mornings or evenings when the light plays off the water to accent the brilliant greens and yellow hues of the jungle-laden coastline. Because there are several uninterrupted natural jungle corridors along Playa Espadilla, every type of bird, butterfly and animal found in the national park may also be found throughout the jungle surrounding the Villas of Cielo Santo.
The warm Pacific Ocean waters provide an ideal setting for annual world-class sport fishing tournaments in Quepos. Scuba diving, snorkeling, coastal sea kayaking, sailing and some of the finest surfing in the Western hemisphere may also be enjoyed throughout the year. Golf at Marriott's Los Sueños Resort and Marina, located 45 minutes north, is available on one of the country's newest and most spectacular courses. The new "Pez Vela" marina, now in the early stages of development, will soon serve the local community, complementing access provided by the regional airport located 10 minutes from The Villas of Cielo Santo.
The surrounding jungle and region host adventure hiking, birding, river rafting, challenging mountain biking, horseback riding and perhaps one of the most unique experiences anywhere: the rainforest canopy tour.