Jaco Beach, Jaco

3.6
#1 of 10 in Parks in Jaco District
Beach · Nature / Park
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 Edition.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Jaco Beach
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Jaco Beach reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
1,599 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • There are so many beaches in Costa Rica...this isn't that great. the sand isn't pretty and it's the closest beach from San Jose, so it's popular with Costa Ricans who want to get away for the...  more »
  • This is not one of Costa Rica's best beaches. First of all there are very few public access points to the beach. Other than the beach there is pretty much just souvenir shops. Worth a stop but I...  more »
  • Black sand isn’t my favorite as it is not pretty light and soft. This beach is really great once you get the hang of it. The tide goes out so far it’s unbelievable! Great to walk the day away...  more »
Google
  • Average beach nothing special. It is clean and close to city
  • Cool beach in a cool town. Great surfing spot. Highly recommend staying near here if you go to west coast of Costa Rica.
  • Great place to stay and relax 👍
  • To be sure, this beach is famous for a reason. Breathtaking beauty, excellent restaurants and hotels nearby. I highly recommend.
  • Hot

Plan your trip to Jaco

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. 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.

Popular things to do in Jaco

See all ›
©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
©
Zipline
Zipline
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Jaco

©
Beach
Playa Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Quepos
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Quepos
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Manuel Antonio
4.8
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Jaco

©
Spa
Spas
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Waterfall
Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Jaco

©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bikinis Love Designs
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Shopping Mall
Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fruity Monkey Poop
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Carton the Surf Shop
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Jaco

©
Zipline
Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park
4.8
Duration: 3h 30 min
©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Costa Rica Waterfall Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
ATV Adventure Tours Costa Rica
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
AXR An Xtreme Rider
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Jaco

See all ›
©
Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours

Trips to Jaco Beach by other users

60 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 57 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in San Jose BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Jaco BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in Costa Rica, David & Boquete BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Manuel Antonio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Mexico & San Jose BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium