Jaco Beach

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If you’re looking for information on Jaco Beach, here’s the information you need. Jaco beach is located in the province of Puntarenas, just 2.30 hours from Juan Santamaria Airport and is the closest beach to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. It’s important to mention that Jaco beach is in the same way to Manuel Antonio beach. Those are ones of the most popular Destinations in our country. Jaco Beach has a great reputation worldwide by surf lovers, and its beaches have made distinguished events related to this exciting sport. This area has many hotels ranging from budget to luxury resorts, also you can find houses and villas for rent, and here you will find the perfect place to enjoy your vacations.

In Jaco beach you can find many international restaurants such as Italian food, Chinese food, besides typical Costa Rican food or if you prefer you can also opt for fast food. You will also see souvenir shops and discos that make this place one of the most entertaining nightlife in our beautiful country. Jaco beach is a very clean and quiet place. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the locals are very welcoming. The people here are very friendly to travellers. At this beach you will enjoy many activities to keep you busy throughout your visit. The beach has lifeguard stands for your safety, but visitors should be aware that in the beach there are strong waves. Swimming or long walks should be done with caution, and remember to keep your documents and personal articles safe. To view the map of the area, you can enter the following link Jaco map

Jaco Beach

How to get there

Shuttle Services

This service is definitely the best choice for your needs; you will not need to move to any bus terminal. The shuttle will arrive at your lobby personally. Interbus offers daily service from many hotels in San Jose to the beautiful Jaco beach. It is offering you a convenience two time-out, one in the morning around 08:00 am and the other one in the afternoon around 14: 30hrs; the exact time of departure depends of your hotel. Interbus offers comfortable minibuses with air conditioning to make your trip more enjoyable; no minimum of passengers is required, is important to know that you need to do a previous reservation to be sure of your seat. If you want to buy a ticket, Enter Here

Public Transportation

The official business of providing the transportation from San Jose to Jaco beach, one way or round trip, is Transportes Jaco, located in San Jose downtown on the west side of Mercado La Coca Cola ( a block of small stores of vegetables, fruits, meats, seeds, and others). This company offers a wide schedule. If you want more information or book your ticket, you can enter Transporte Jaco


Jaco beach has many options for you; in this beach you can enjoy adventures. There are a lot of tourism operators who can offer you the better option to enjoy the zone. Some alternatives are:

  • Canopy o Tirolesa
  • ATV Tours (all terrain vehicle)
  • Horseback ridding
  • Jaco Paragliding
  • Dolphin and whale sighting
  • Diving
  • Kayak and snorkel

You can also go to some nearby destinations such as Playa Hermosa, which like Jaco, has awesome waves for surfing. This beach hosts the Quicksilver International Championship every year. You can choose to visit Turtle Island in Catamaran day trips, or take the Safari tour by the Tárcoles River, where you will watch many crocodiles. Also you can go to the Carara Biological Reserve, located around 7 miles from Jaco Beach; it is home to many mammals and a huge number of different species of plants and trees. You can walk around Playa Herradura, which is only around 5 miles north of Jaco, and has a quieter atmosphere. Finally you can visit Quepos, Manuel Antonio or Puntarenas too.

So if you visit Costa Rica, do not miss this Beautiful beach, near the city and enjoy all the wonders it has to offer you...

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