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Vacationing in Jaco, Costa Rica

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About Jaco, Costa Rica

Jaco is a beach town, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  In recent years, it has grown to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central America.  The small town is located within the Canton (similar to a country or parish) of Garabito, which has just over 10,000 residents.  Despite the small population, there are plenty of things for vacationers to enjoy. Whether you want to relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the city or go hiking in the mountains, Jaco has something for everyone to enjoy.

Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach is a 2.5 mile long ocean beach that is one of the most popular attractions in the area.  Depending on the specific location on the beach, you can enjoy excellent surfing, swimming, horseback riding, and much more.  Of course, you can also put out a towel, grab your favorite drink and relax in the beautiful Costa Rican sun for a while.

For those looking for a little more excitement, there are locals who specialize in teaching a wide range of different activities to visitors.  Want to give surfing a try?  Have one of the surfing professionals give you some instructions, and then take you to some of the best surf spots in the world.  If you prefer swimming, there are designated areas just for this!  Jaco Beach is one destination you won’t want to miss if you’re vacationing anywhere in the area.

The City of Jaco

Jaco is a small city where many of the people you see will be fellow tourists or residents staying in the area only during peak tourism seasons.  The city is set up nicely to cater to vacationers, and has many great activities for everyone to enjoy.  Whether you’re looking for family friendly fun, or an exciting party scene, there are plenty of options to choose from.

In addition, Jaco is conveniently located near the center of Costa Rica, on the Pacific coast side, which makes driving to many other Costa Rican destination very convenient.  Jaco is just an hour from the capital city of San Jose, for example, making this a perfect ‘home base’ for any vacation experience.

The Mountains

Jaco’s elevation is about seven meters (23 feet) above sea level, so there won’t be any adjustments necessary for most tourists.  Just outside the city, however, there are mountains that you can drive up, hike through, or just enough the view of.  These mountains reach up to about 914 meters (3000 feet) and provide for many great opportunities for scenic photographs.

Jaco Costa Rica Tours

Jaco has so much to offer to tourists that it will be hard to pack everything into just one trip.  One of the best ways to get the best possible experience is to schedule one or more of the many different tour packages available.  These tours will allow you to enjoy ATV rides, zip lines through the rain forest, rafting, fishing and much more.

Costa Rica is well known for their diverse wildlife, and there are plenty of tours that will bring you up close and personal with some amazing plants and animals.  These are perfect for anyone who loves to take pictures, and get out and experience the natural world.  Many of the plants and animals you’ll see can’t be found anywhere else in the world, making this a perfect destination for any wildlife lover.

Jaco Nightlife

The nightlife in Jaco, Costa Rica is just as hot and exciting as the daytime.  You’ll find world-class restaurants with authentic foods and drinks for you to enjoy.  There are some of the hottest night clubs you can imagine.  Just like all the daytime activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the night.  From breathtaking sunsets to exciting dance clubs, and even nocturnal wildlife tours, you’ll never want your night to end.

Lodging in Jaco

There are dozens of great places to stay while in Jaco, Costa Rica.  Tourism is one of the primary sources of income for this town, so they do everything they can to keep all vacationers happy.  Whether you are looking for a simple room for sleeping, or a luxury beach resort, Jaco has it all.

There are major hotels available with incredible rooms with scenic views of the beach, the mountains or even the rainforest.  If you are looking for something bigger, there are full condos and vacation homes available for rent throughout the city.  Whatever you choose, you’ll love having a great place to lay your head after a day (and night) full of excitement.

Planning Your Jaco, Costa Rica Vacation

Whenever taking a vacation, it is a good idea to have a well thought out plan to ensure everything goes smoothly.  Adventure Tours Costa Rica has been helping travelers with their Jaco vacations for over ten years, and we would love to help you as well.  We can make arrangements for you to experience all the biggest and best activities the area has to offer, as well as tip you off to some of the great experiences only the locals know about!

Contact one of our travel experts to talk about your Jaco, Costa Rica vacation today!

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