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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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No. Snorkeling is not possible at Jaco Beach due to waves, visibility and lack of coral.
Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna are approximately 3.5-4 hours from Jaco.
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.
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.