Lets face it. Most locals and tourists have at some point or another visited Jaco beach. It is the closest and prettiest beach from San Jose and it offers everything you might need for a comfortable stay. But have you every heard about the secret ruins that are hidden in the Jaco mountains? We bet you haven’t!
Hidden on the far south end of Jaco Beach are the surreptitious ruins that are characterized by its white arches and pillars. Although you are able to see them from the actual beach, not many know that these ruins exist and that you can actually hike up here for a crazy beautiful panoramic view.
In order to get here, you need to take the highway towards Quepos and make a left just after the Gas Station. Here is where you will start you hike upwards to this amazing place!
The hike up is quite steep, however you will be distracted by the beautiful wildlife which you will meet on the way. From monkeys, parrots and even macaws; you will be amazed by the area’s beautiful flora and fauna. About halfway there, you will come to a rest stop that has some of the ruins’ characteristic arches. This is a great place to stop and get hydrated, as the climate here tends to get pretty humid.
After some more hiking, you will finally arrive to the impressive Miro ruins! It is said that this structure was initially intended to be a hotel or a mansion built by a very wealthy man who wanted to have view of the entire Jaco coastline. However the structure was never completed and was abandoned to the ruins you see today. Although the structure is far from finished, the massive balcony with its three stories of white pillars is far more than impressive! And what’s even more extraordinary is the view you get from here! Simply by standing on the balcony, you will be able to appreciate the breathtaking view of the 2.5 mile long Jaco beach!
Sunsets are particularly amazing to see from up here. So make sure you bring your camera and maybe a drink or two!
On your next visit to Jaco Beach, make sure to visit this great hidden spot!
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