Jaco, Costa Rica is an international tourist destination. There is something for everyone in this small beach town! Here is our insider’s guide to answer your key questions about Jaco – the Pacific paradise.
Why Choose Jaco
Jaco is the closest beach town to San Jose on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.
It is a renown vacation destination because of the wide variety of exotic and adventurous activities that are available.
People traveling to Costa Rica for vacations enjoy staying in Jaco as it is a perfect vacation base camp. Many travelers rent a large house or condo and then venture somewhere different every day. There is awesome shopping available in the small town for souvenirs. There is also an eclectic mix of restaurants that offer fine local and international cuisine. Costa Rica is also the best place for adventure tours and outdoor activities. Travelers enjoy the great variety of daily excursions available from Jaco that create a unique vacation with a mix of adventure and relaxation.
Most vacationers fly into the San Jose Airport (SJO) and drive one hour to Jaco. The drive is easy and most people take a cab or a bus. There is 2.5 miles of sandy coast in Jaco that you can walk up and down along or swim in the bath water warm Pacific Ocean. Directly behind the town of Jaco, Costa Rica are green jungle tree covered mountains that are accessible for fun outings and day trips. Learn more about our 4x4 adventures here.
The Best Time to Visit
Our Three Word Answer: Year Round Sun
Jaco is positioned perfectly between the Pacific Ocean and the Costa Rican rainforest. It is always warm outside, even when it rains, so our insider’s tip is that it is always a good time to visit!
Costa Rica has beautiful weather, even during the winter. September and October are considered the winter months as the temperature during the day drops a bit and it normally rains at night. This is the “green season” that many vacationers prefer to visit during because the weather is cooler, the town is less crowded and many of the local businesses offer seasonal deals.
Regardless of when your family or group decides to vacation in Jaco, Costa Rica you are sure to have a great time!
What to Do in Jaco
A World Renown Vacation Destination for Families and Groups
Adventurers Apply Here! From your rental condo you can find yourself surfing and swimming at the beach one day and on a 4x4 adventurous tour through the rainforest the next day. You could also fly through the air on a canopy tour or a conquer Class IV white water rapids rafting trip. Or take your family on a kayaking, snorkeling or fishing adventure.
Family Time! Jaco is centrally positioned between the high-end Los Suenos Marina and Resort and the quaint surf town of Hermosa Beach. From your vacation rental home in Jaco, your family can go anywhere! Many families find themselves booking a few tours in a 4x4 adventure vehicle for a safe and exciting jungle excursion. Your kids will love how much fun learning about the animals of Costa Rica is when they visit Manuel Antonio or Carara National Parks. All ages have fun on a crocodile mangrove tour where they can experience the thrill of the crocodiles and exotic birds. The beach is clean and ready for your family to bring a blanket and umbrella for an oceanside good time. Many families also enjoy an outdoor tour on horseback and spending a day at Tortuga Island.
Great for Group Vacations! Adventure and fun awaits group travelers in Jaco, Costa Rica. Many business groups in town for retreats or conferences choose our town for the wide variety of outdoor team-building activities that are available in the area. Families that are looking to reconnect through a destination wedding or destination family reunion have a great time bonding and making memories together in this warm paradise. We enjoy taking groups of up to 9 people on guided, safe excursions through the rainforest of Costa Rica on an adventurous day trip to see waterfalls, tiny Tico towns, countryside, flora, fauna and sunsets.
Fun Nightlife! In Jaco, Costa Rica the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. For those looking for nightlife, Jaco has something fun and exciting for every night of your vacation. The area boasts international restaurants well known for their menus and great service. There is live music, dancing and also gambling at any of the three casinos just minutes away.
Plan the Best Trip Possible to Jaco, Costa Rica?
There are so many ways to enjoy your vacation here. We suggest that your group review our inventory of Jaco vacation rentals to see what would work best for your trip. Our clients love filling their days with adventure trips and beach time and then spending nights together in one of our lovely vacation rental homes.
Adventure Tours Costa Rica is the expert on travel to Jaco and the surrounding areas. Our in-house team has years of experience in booking the best vacations that Costa Rica has to offer.
We specialize in making your family or group trip to Jaco easy to plan and fun every day. Adventure Tours Costa Rica has tours and services that offer something for everyone. Contact one of our expert vacation planners to get started on your full vacation package including rental, tours, transportation and more!
Life is good here. It shows in the sunny lifestyle of Jaco Costa Rica, the coastal paradise.