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Jaco Beach
Costa Rica

Jaco Costa Rica

Tours, Hotels & Information

Jaco Costa Rica is the best choice for an adventurous and sunny vacation in paradise. Vacationers to Costa Rica choose to stay here as it is an easy drive from San Jose International Airport (SJO) and is located on the beautiful Pacific Coast. Jaco boasts all the charm of a small town, the fun of exotic adventures, and also has a thriving nightlife.

There are many animal encounters available in this part of Costa Rica including crocodile tours, monkey tours, and relaxing horseback riding tours. There are opportunities to go ziplining, canyoning, and whitewater rafting as well. Jaco is close to well-known destinations such as Manuel Antonio National Park and Tortuga Island. If you are looking to stay in a colorful beach getaway, we are your best choice!

SJO Airport

Jaco is the closest beach town to San Jose, Costa Rica. It is located about an hour and a half away from Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose where the country’s largest airport is located. Savvy travelers to Costa Rica book their transportation from the airport to their condo or hotel in advance of their trip to ensure the safest ride to where they are staying.

Condo Rentals

Condo rentals are a great choice for accommodations. Vacationers choosing to stay in gated condo communities have access to beachfront properties with private pools and all the comforts of home. Rental units are usually well-maintained and updated with modern amenities. Private condos have fully functioning kitchens, washers and dryers, cable television, internet, and many even have private patios.

Hotels & More

There are many options for great accommodations in Jaco. The area is set up for vacationers and also has a large inventory of private vacation rental homes as well as great hotel options. There are also a handful of large casino hotels in the area for travelers to enjoy. For the luxury vacationers, the posh Los Suenos Resort is just a ten-minute drive from downtown Jaco.

bartender pouring shots on Jaco nightlife scene

Nightlife in a Tropical Paradise

Jaco is one of the best places to enjoy Costa Rican nightlife. There is something fun and exciting to do every night of your vacation. Whether you want to dance, listen to live music, try your luck at any of the town’s three casinos, or simply enjoy a great dinner—nighttime fun is always just minutes away!

Hanging Out by the Beach

Jaco is a small beach town with a variety of boutiques and shops to meet the needs of travelers. The main street is lined with well stocked souvenir stores and boutique coffee shops. There are also many fun bars to hang out and have a beer in or play pool. Travelers from all over the world enjoy the eclectic mix of experiences in downtown Jaco, Costa Rica.

The Jaco Beach area boasts a large assortment of international restaurants to suit the most discerning palate. If you prefer a more authentic Costa Rican food experience, you can also enjoy the national cuisine in any of many local soda restaurants.

Green Season or “Rainy” Season

Even in the rainy or “green season,” Jaco, Costa Rica is a great place for a vacation. The Costa Rican winter runs September through November. During this time, you can expect some rain which normally comes after dusk or during the nighttime. This leaves vacationers plenty of time during the day hours to enjoy all that the town and the surrounding area have to offer. Many guests prefer traveling to Costa Rica during the green season because the temperature is more moderate and the overcast days provide relief from the hot sun. There are also less vacationers traveling during this time so the town is less busy and airfare can be a lot cheaper!

rainforest near Jaco Beach during the green season

So come and join us for a Costa Rican vacation you will never forget, filled with all the exhilarating new experiences Jaco Costa Rica has to offer.

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Rainforest Waterfall Tour

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Rainforest 4x4 Safari
  • 3 Hours Starting From $79
  • Easy

Per Person (2 person minimum)

Naranjo Rafting Class IV
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Naranjo Rafting

  • Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Half Day Starting From $85
  • Challenging

Per Person (2 person minimum)

Los Suenos Horseback Waterfall Tour

  • Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • Horseback
  • 2 Hours Starting From $75
  • Moderate

Per Person

Del Campo Rainforest

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Rainforest 4x4 Safari
  • 3 Hours Starting From $79
  • Easy

Per Person (2 person minimum)

Three Treasures
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Three Treasures

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Condos
  • Starting From $249

Per Night (Prices do not include sales tax)

Riviera Condominiums

The Riviera Condos

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Condos
  • Starting From $189

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Riviera Penthouse

Riviera Penthouse

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Condos
  • Starting From $599

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Nativa Resort

Nativa Resort

  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Condos
  • Starting From $249

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Los Suenos Costa Rica Marina

Los Suenos Marina

With hundreds of glistening white charter boats anchored in the blue Pacific Waters of Los Suenos Costa Rica, this is easily one of the most unforgettable locations to relax and enjoy your Costa Rica vacation.
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South Jaco Beach

South Jaco Beach

As any local will tell you, if you’re looking to get away from the throngs of tourists and bustling activities in the mid and northern sections of Jaco Costa Rica, hike down to the south end of the beach for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the beach directly south of Jaco Costa Rica is the famous surfing Mecca, Playa Hermosa. The beach front here is clean and beautiful with large crashing waves that bring advanced and professional surfers from around the world.
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Is there good snorkeling at Jaco Beach?

No. Snorkeling is not possible at Jaco Beach due to waves, visibility and lack of coral.

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How far is it from Jaco to Arenal / La Fortuna?

Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna are approximately 3.5-4 hours from Jaco.

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Are there hot springs in the Jaco/Los Suenos area?

The short answer is ‘no.’ Hot springs are formed when rocks and other matter deep within the Earth’s surface become heated. These heated elements force water below the surface up, creating hot springs. In order for this phenomena to happen, there has to be a suitable heat source. In the case of hot springs in Costa Rica, more often than not, that heat source is volcanic activity. Since there are no active volcanoes in or around the Jaco / Los Suenos area, we do not have hot springs available here. The closest volcanic source for hot springs is Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, which is approximately 3.5-4 hours from Jaco.

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How far is Jaco Beach/ Adventure Tours’ Costa Rica Central Office from the International Airport (SJO)?

The trip from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose is a beautiful 1 1/2 hour drive that makes us the closest beach resort community from the International Airport.