As you embrace the dawn of a new year, consider enriching your experiences by adding Oceano Suites and Residence to your list of resolutions. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica, this luxurious retreat offers more than just relaxation; it’s a gateway to immersive learning experiences. Let’s delve into three captivating opportunities awaiting you during your stay—learning to surf, discovering the fascinating world of sloths, and embracing the concept of Blue Mind—that will leave an indelible mark on your journey.

Oceano Suites and Residences is a favorite hotel in Jaco Beach on Costa Rica´s Central Pacific Coast. Just a short and scenic drive from San Jose´s International Airport, this coastal hotel offers modern, spacious accommodations, a welcoming pool and jet tub, and delicious dining at the restaurant. It is also in the heart of Jaco, one of Costa Rica´s thriving beachside towns on the famous Jaco Beach that is surrounded by lush rainforests thriving with wildlife and unforgettable experiences. 

Let´s see 3 new experiences you will learn during your stay at Ocean Suites and Residence as part of your New Year´s Resolution! 

Surfing along Costa Rica´s Central Pacific Coast

Picture yourself atop a surfboard, riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean—an exhilarating adventure that awaits at Oceano Suites and Residence. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, the renowned surf instructors here provide personalized lessons catering to all levels. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you learn the art of catching waves, understanding the ocean’s rhythm, and finding your balance on the board. It’s not just about surfing; it’s about connecting with the ocean, gaining confidence, and experiencing a sense of accomplishment that lingers far beyond your stay.

The Central Pacific coast boasts a variety of surf breaks catering to different skill levels. From gentle rollers ideal for beginners to challenging reef breaks for experienced surfers, there’s a wave for everyone. Dominical, Jaco and Playa Hermosa are just a few of the iconic surf spots along this coastline.

Thanks to its exposure to both northern and southern hemispheres’ swells, the Central Pacific coast enjoys year-round surf conditions. The high consistency of waves throughout the seasons makes it an attractive destination for surfers seeking reliable breaks and an extended surf season.

Numerous surf schools and experienced instructors line the coastline, offering lessons and guidance for beginners and those looking to refine their skills. Whether you’re a first-timer or aiming to master more advanced techniques, these schools provide personalized coaching to suit individual abilities.

The Central Pacific coast exudes a vibrant surfing culture also. Visitors can immerse themselves in the laid-back, beach-centric lifestyle embraced by surfers. The community is welcoming, fostering a sense of camaraderie among locals and travelers who share a passion for riding the waves.

Surfing along the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica isn’t just about catching waves; it’s a way of immersing oneself in a culture deeply connected to the ocean. The combination of consistent swells, diverse breaks, welcoming communities, and stunning natural surroundings makes it an ideal destination for surfers seeking an unforgettable experience on the waves.


Sloths: Nature’s Gentle Marvels 

Sloths have become an emblem of Costa Rica’s commitment to preserving its natural treasures. Their presence highlights the country’s dedication to sustainable tourism, emphasizing the need to protect its rainforests and diverse wildlife for future generations to appreciate and cherish.

Costa Rica is home to both two-toed and three-toed sloths, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to encounter these endearing creatures in their natural habitat. These slow-moving mammals spend most of their lives in trees, making the country’s lush rainforests and reserves ideal places for sightings. These include the Carara National Park and the Manuel Antonio National Park, both of which are short drives from Oceano Suites and Residence. Ask at the Tour Desk to book your tour! 

Encountering sloths in Costa Rica offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with nature, gain insights into wildlife conservation, and foster a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of ecosystems. These gentle creatures symbolize the country’s dedication to preserving its natural heritage and serve as ambassadors for sustainable tourism practices.

Costa Rica is a haven for biodiversity, and Oceano Suites and Residence offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of sloths. Engage in educational sessions led by local experts, unraveling the mysteries of these slow-moving yet captivating creatures. Discover their habitats, behaviors, and the crucial role they play in the ecosystem. From informative talks to guided visits to sloth sanctuaries or nature reserves, this experience fosters a deeper appreciation for wildlife conservation and the delicate balance of nature.



Embracing Blue Mind 

Ever heard of Blue Mind? It’s the concept that being near water, especially the ocean, positively impacts our well-being and mental health. At Oceano Suites and Residence, immerse yourself in the healing power of the ocean. Engage in mindfulness sessions by the shore, participate in beach cleanups, or simply unwind while listening to the soothing rhythm of the waves. Embracing Blue Mind is about finding tranquility, reducing stress, and rejuvenating your spirit—an invaluable lesson to carry into your everyday life long after your stay.

This concept, popularized by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, explores the emotional, psychological, and cognitive benefits of being near, in, on, or underwater. Scientific studies indicate that being in or near water triggers a positive neurological response. It induces a state of relaxation, reducing the production of stress hormones and promoting feelings of calmness and clarity.

Immersing oneself in aquatic environments can evoke a sense of connectedness, mindfulness, and happiness. The rhythmic sounds of waves, the vastness of the ocean, and the sight of water can stimulate a sense of awe, fostering a deeper appreciation for nature.

Incorporating Blue Mind principles into wellness practices involves activities like ocean therapy, mindfulness sessions by the water, or simply spending time near the ocean to de-stress and rejuvenate. 

By embracing the concept of Blue Mind, individuals can tap into the transformative power of water for improved mental health and well-being. It encourages a deeper understanding of the intrinsic connection between humans and water, advocating for the preservation and responsible stewardship of our planet’s aquatic resources. Oceano Suites and Residence is just meters away from Jaco Beach and the stunning Central Pacific coastline. Where better than here to learn about Blue Mind and its multiple benefits to wellbeing, lower stress levels, and an increased sense of calmness.

As you contemplate your resolutions for the new year, consider the enriching experiences awaiting you at Oceano Suites and Residence. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures through surfing, a deeper understanding of wildlife with sloth encounters, or the therapeutic embrace of Blue Mind, each experience promises not just learning but a transformative journey. Make 2024 a year of exploration, growth, and unforgettable memories at this remarkable Costa Rican retreat.