Jaco Beach, Jaco

2.5
#5 of 18 in Beaches in Province of Puntarenas
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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  • Walked the whole beach. Was nice. Even had horseback riding. Surf was good for surfers. Many places to sit and rest.  more »
  • Recently, I had made Jaco by base for the last day of my trips to CR. It's the most easily accessible Pacific beach from San Jose and the international airport and pretty much a good hub or stopover p...  more »
  • I have never been a fan of black beaches. Jaco is one of those beaches. Locals seem to love the beach though. I haven't really worked out why yet. To me, it is an ok beach but I wouldn't get excited a...  more »

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