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Jaco Beach , Jaco
Stroll the dark sands of the long and spacious Jaco Beach, observing surfers riding the breakers at sea. As you explore the hive of recreatio
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Step off the tourist trail into the safe hands of Shawna and Rod and their incredible team. Every detail is taken care of, meaning you can relax and get into the Pura Vida spirit.Our award winning tour will take you through the stunning, pristine, primary forest and across the open farm land of this 1300 plus acre private reserve. Surrounded by an amazing array of flora and fauna. A perfect combination of riding, nature exploration, relaxation and fun. A completely unique experience
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Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of Costa Rica through its lush national parks, active volcanoes, sheltered bays, and tasty cu
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Zipline · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast. The long main beach draws surfers and backpackers, built up in places with beach bars, surf shacks, and tour company offices. North American expats abound in this purpose built coastal resort, with most of the businesses in town catering to an international audience, with souvenir shops, tour operators, and trinket stalls lining the main strip. Partiers take the trip to Jaco to sample the lively and youthful nightlife. Use our Costa Rica road trip planning tool to plan your trip to Jaco and other destinations in Costa Rica.

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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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