©

Jaco trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Jaco

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast. The long main beach draws surfers and backpackers, built up in places with beach bars, surf shacks, and tour company offices. North American expats abound in this purpose built coastal resort, with most of the businesses in town catering to an international audience, with souvenir shops, tour operators, and trinket stalls lining the main strip. Partiers take the trip to Jaco to sample the lively and youthful nightlife. Take stress off the schedule by using our Costa Rica attractions site .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Jaco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Jaco

It's no surprise that the picturesque, curving beach remains the best place to stay in Jaco. Backpacker hostels, surf clubs, mid-range hotels, and luxury beach resorts jostle for space along the crowded coastline, with the heavy competition ensuring that there's something for everyone. Look beachside of the main drag--Avenida Pastor Diaz--for the biggest selection of options, and the best access to all the highlights of Jaco. For something more secluded, stay in a spa retreat perched upon the hill behind the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Jaco

4 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Jaco District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in San Jose, Jaco & Playa Hermosa BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Central America BY A USER FROM PANAMA February, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans