Jaco Beach, Jaco

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Stroll the dark sands of the long and spacious Jaco Beach, observing surfers riding the breakers at sea. As you explore the hive of recreational activities, you'll have opportunities to go horse riding along the beach or take on some surf lessons. Try your hand at thrilling sport fishing, with lots of big game fish in the ocean--especially marlin--or simply relax and watch vivid sunsets from the sand. Be wary of the sea, as the strong currents make it an unsuitable swimming spot for younger children. Jaco Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Jaco Edition.
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  • Jaco has lost the charm. At night it is a brothel where often prostitutes and drugs are seen. It is excellent if you love the party, leisure, gambling, and prostitutes. In addition, the water is only suitable for experienced swimmers. It is definitely not suitable for families.
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  • This pebbly beach was pretty quiet when I visited. I walked from my lodgings to the beach every morning just after sun up to have my breakfast alone (6 a.m. or so), and I felt very safe and secure. I ...  more »
  • I've been to many beaches and this was your average beach. Nothing spectacular about it but the crowd was ok and the water was warm. There are parts of the beach that were a bit too rocky for me.  more »
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  • Very nice beach. Much more down to earth (and less crowded) than other beaches I have been too in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, nice stip of shops and restaurants nearby on Avenue Diaz.
  • Nice area with great beach and surf possibly 👍🏼 the Avenue should be a lite more cleaned.. but you can spend a good time there.
  • One of the less beautiful beaches I saw in Costa Rica. No nice Sand but many rocks and brown soil. A bit dirty and surrounded by high ugly buildings with fences at the city side... But as always those that are willing to Walk a few kilometers will find some beautiful Spots!!!
  • Costa Rica for experts. This fantastic and unique country with it's diverse wildlife is what every explorer is looking for. Long beaches, mountains and jungle, here you can find it all.
  • Beautiful beach with black sand. The water is the warmest I've ever swam in and the beach is beautiful. It's more of a tourist area so more of the local speak English here. We drove out for the evening from San Jose and we had a great time.
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