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Jaco Beach, Jaco

(2.5/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • Not impressed with Jaco beach. Too many tourists and peddlers of crap that won't leave you alone. The surfing is hyped up. Small waves made for beginners only. 
  • When coming to Costa Rica for my Christmas Vacation, I read a lot of mixed reviews about the beach in Jaco. Many said the beach was dirty and crowded but I did not find the beach that way at all. We s...  more »
  • We usually go way off the beaten track, and that is not Jaco. But I had just had oral surgery in San Jose and we didnt want to be too remote. Jaco is a surf town, a party town. The beach was fun but t...  more »