Costa Rica fishing from the marina in Herradura Beach is some of the most spectacular fishing anywhere in the world. Some of the biggest private yachts in Costa Rica anchor in the bay of Herradura Beach. Due to its central location and proximity to San Jose this is a popular beach for day trips. Many vacationers that come for fishing to Costa Rica stay in Herradura Beach and have a fishing boat within walking distance. Jaco, with a lively nightlife, is just minutes away by car.
The ocean is calm in Herradura Beach and good for swimming. Taxi boats commute daily between Herradura Beach and Montezuma Beach.
The movie 1492 with Gerard Depardieu as Christopher Columbus was filmed on the beach of Herradura Beach. The movie was filmed on the Pacific coast but in reality depicts a place on the Caribbean coast. Several buildings and an Indian village were constructed for the movie, filming lasted 10 weeks at this location.
In the past Herradura Beach was a sleepy fishing village, this has changed a lot. The bay is dominated by luxurious condominiums and a golf course. Many condominium owners are from North America and Europe.
With its calming waters, Herradura Beach is still a great place to spend vacations for those who are looking for a quiet environment.