A view of Zancudo, looking north.
The entire 6-mile stretch of land known as Zancudo Beach is bordered on the west side by the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). The southern three miles of the beach has jungle and farmland on the east side. Down by the Sol y Mar, the eastern side is bordered by mangrove waterways. The northernmost mile or so is where most of the local residents live. There is a school, a couple of churches, a soccer field, some Tico restaurants and bars, three sportfishing operations and a large store. This last section is where the mangrove waterways feed into the Rio Coto de Colorado, which in turn feeds into the Golfo Dulce. The banner photo at the top of this page shows that from the Sol y Mar, if you look due west, you can see the Osa Penninsula about 12 miles away. The ocean view goes forever if you gaze southwest ...
Aerial view of Zancudo, looking southeast.