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Jaco Beach, Jaco
(2.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I've been to many beaches around the world and this was, in my opinion, average at best. I f you like to surf in Costa Rica, I guess this would be good. Pros: Palm trees Cons: Beach was rocky, hard an...  more »
  • I went to this beach because it was included in my tour, but I didn't. The very dark sand and very windy. In Mexico we have very beautiful beaches and it fell short. I prefer parks and ecological reserves, those are beautiful
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  • Needed to relax and unwind, and this was not going to be accomplished in downtown San Jose. Got a room in the off-season for a great price, and walked to the beach about sun-down. Jaco beach is betwee...  more »