Jaco Costa Rica is curved slightly along the Pacific Ocean with an area of 7 km of sandy beach. A world–renowned surf spot because of its waves, Jaco attracts countless surfers to its beach all year. Its main attractions are the length and wide exposure of the beach at low tide.
The beach has been affected by the alteration of the basins of the rivers and the streams depositing a large amount of coarse material causing changes in grain size and overall beach profile.
Nowadays, the swimming conditions in Jaco Costa Rica are considered dangerous outside of the marked swim area. Generally, swimming on the south end is safer than the north end of Jaco Beach.