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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. Plan to see Jaco Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jaco itinerary maker.
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  • The sand here is slightly darker, volcanic colour. Each end of the beach there are plenty of rocks to climb and see crabs etc. Some palm trees for shade. Perfect.  more »
  • The 2 days we visited were quite windy. Big surf. The "Downtown" strip was very commercialized. Most of the menus we looked at seemed over-priced and we bought 2 way over-priced drinks at a sidewalk c...  more »
  • Nice enough to walk along. Some short break waves which surfers were enjoying (board hire & lessons available on the beach). Manuel Antonio beaches were nicer 40km away. Jaco excels with bars, food an...  more »