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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  • I loved it and was 2016 but I for got to view it. The water was warm but not that clear being close to a river outlet.  more »
  • We had the best vacation at Diamonte Del Sol! We were there from New Years to the 10th, it’s a surfers paradise!! It’s a brown sand beach, but it is beautiful!! The pool was great! The condo was huge!...  more »
  • This is a quiet beach area. Not a lot of people. Mainly people who are staying a month or longer at some of the facilities or families  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great time. Yes there is rocks, but the people were amazing! The group I was in, they learned how to surf and the guys at tico surf lessons were awesome teachers! If you can't handle the rocks just bring water shoes. Easy fix. This is a great beach! I went in the water and it was warm. And the food in town was awesome!
  • It was nice and quiet when I went. But I went to the part that was in front of the hotels. It felt like people from the hotel could be watching you so that felt weird. However, the beach itself was quiet, not crowded and had nice atmosphere.

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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.
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