Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach

With solely 2.5 hours (approx 117 km) drive from the capitol, San José, Jacó seashore or playa Jacó is likely one of the most visited seashores in Costa Rica.

The lengthy sandy seashore has a form and ocean flooring that promotes huge waves, very a lot to the delight of most surfers visiting Costa Rica.

The commonest path to take when going from San José right down to Jacó is to drive by way of Alajuela, proceed to Atenas and additional down the darkish inexperienced slopes of the west facet of Costa Rica till reaching San Mateo. Continue from there to Orotina and take freeway 34 straight right down to Jacó.

Also ensure that to peek by way of the automobile home windows when passing el rio tarcoles (tarcoles river) the place you’ll be able to see the pure habitat of the large crocodiles of the Tarcoles River and the mangroves.

The Beach

The playa is a bit over 3km in size from one finish to the opposite. It makes a pleasant stroll and in case your legs hand over on you, the native taxis will probably be extra then blissful that will help you out. You also can lease automobiles and bikes.

For studying, hold your eyes open and search for Jacó News, a month-to-month English language publication.

The surf is greatest within the wet season from May to November, however relying on what you crave in dimension of waves; Jacó actually can supply an all 12 months browsing expertise.

Sights of Jacó

Jacó is absolutely the type of place the place doers go. Not to a lot to see regionally. Things you are able to do are lease kayaks, go deep sea fishing or take a sundown cruise. Horse driving can also be highly regarded and most lodges can prepare that for you.

The newest craze to emerge in Jaco is paragliding and you may even go together with a boat-plane to non-public seashores.

Places to go when in Jacó

You can go together with native excursions to Carara National Park, La Catarata (waterfalls) and Tarcoles crocodile excursions. You must also plan for a go to to playa Hermosa south of Jacó the place you’ll be able to take the cover tour.

Some locations to sleep in Jacó are, Jacó Fiesta, Club del Mar, Copacabana, Best Western Jacó Beach Resort and Apartotel Gaviotas.


As Jacó is a fairly huge seashore and a number of tourism, you will discover a number of locations serving meals. Visit Bananas, Chatty Cathy’s, Emily’s to the north. La Fragata with pasta and fish. La Hacienda with mid priced snacks and La Ostra with fish as a specialty.

Bars & Nightclubs

They come and go on nearly a day after day foundation. Two of the most effective are Central and Los Tucanes.

Shopping as what you anticipate on a vacationer seashore and in the event you run out of cash, then go to Banco Nacional within the centre of city.

Finally, a warning

Jacó has a bit too robust surf to essentially be a great place for small youngsters. Big waves, rip tides and underneath currents may be harmful for somebody younger or unaccustomed to the ocean.

And as all the time, when dealing the ocean, watch out. The tide in Costa Rica adjustments the ocean stage many meters and may pull anybody out into the open sea.

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