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Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach

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The Basics

Whether you’re looking to unwind on the sand or burn some energy swimming or riding the waves, Jaco Beach offers the best of both worlds. Inexperienced surfers can sign up for a private or group lesson in the clear ocean waters just south of Jaco Beach. Travelers wanting to take in the diversity of Costa Rica’s ecological landscapes can tour nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, the Carara biological reserve, or the Damas Island Estuary.

Other options for outdoor adventurers include rain forest all-terrain vehicle excursions, hiking trips, ziplining, and beachside horseback rides.

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2 Hour ATV Jungle Adventure Jaco
2 Hour ATV Jungle Adventure Jaco
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth every penny!!
Alex is AMAZING! He was patient and professional and charismatic. Would highly recommend this tour!!
Amy_T, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Jaco

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Fabulous sights
Geoffrey_P, Apr 2022
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from Jaco
Excellent tour guide, delicious lunch, wonderful sights, perfect schedule. Saw loads of animals and beautiful coastal views. Pleasant walks. Outstanding.
star-5
The keen eyes of the tour...
Luke_S, Feb 2022
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from Jaco
The keen eyes of the tour guides. If you didn't know where to look you would miss a lot of the wildlife
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Awesome Experience
Damon_D, Dec 2021
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from Jaco
This is an absolute must see in Costa Rica. We scheduled a private tour. Our tour guide, Jacob, helped us experience the park in ways we could not have imagined. We had perfect weather, saw exceptional rainforest wild life, and finally enjoyed the most perfect beach we’ve seen during our stay. Our December trip to the part was exceptional.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Jaco Beach has a strong riptide—swimmers should be cautious.

  • For a more relaxed atmosphere than Jaco’s, head to Playa Herradura, a 15-minute drive north.

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How to Get There

Jaco Beach is around an hour and 45 minutes from San José by car. Shuttle buses regularly depart the airport for Jaco Beach; taxis are also available. Alternatively, take a bus, but the journey lasts about three and a half hours.

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When to Get There

For fewer crowds, visit Jaco Beach on a weekday morning. If you’re looking for nightlife, the town of Jaco is the place to be after dark.

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Jaco Walk

After soaking up the sun and surf, make your way behind the beach to Jaco Walk, an open-air shopping center where you’ll find most of the town’s top eateries. Serving everything from sushi to pizza, the majority of restaurants offer outdoor seating with views of the concerts and other performances that often take place.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Jaco Beach?
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What else should I know about attractions in Jaco?
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As well as visiting the Jaco Beach, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: