Jaco Information

Jaco Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Costa Rica as well as one of the most thriving tourist towns. Statistics indicate that out of every 10 new tourists coming into Costa Rica, 50% of them have either chosen Jaco as their destination or will be stopping at Jaco during their travels.  A mere 2 hour drive from Santamaria International Airport on the Interamerican Highway, it is easy to find with well marked signs directing you to it's location.

Jaco Beach has a solid infrastructure, modern conveniences, 200 dining choices, and accommodations for every budget and taste. Your beach choices range from black sand to white, gentle coves to stretches of awesome waves, and secluded to crowded. You can easily reach favorite attractions in the area from Jaco, including National Parks, an International acclaimed golf course, marina, rainforest preserves, wildlife sanctuary's and more. There's no doubt that you will find everything you are looking for in visiting Jaco.

Things to Do

Surf Playa Hermosa, renowned for having the most consistent waves year round and only 3km south of Jaco.

Golf on the luxurious 18 hole course at Los Suenos Resort located 3km north of Jaco.

Relax and be pampered by one of the many Spa Centers you can find in Jaco. Sportfish on one of the many charters to spend an adventurous day on the water.

Visit Carara National Park to view one of the largest Scarlet Macaw populations in the country.

Take a tour along Rio Grand de Tarcoles, known for it's large population of american crocodiles and an array of bird species.

Visit Tortuga Lora and watch mother turtles emerge from the sea to deposit her eggs.


Buses run daily to Jaco from San Jose as well as many other locations around the country. See the bus schedule on our site for up to date schedules. Taxi service is available, along with private transportation and rental car services.  Pharmacy needs, grocery stores and banking can easily be found in Jaco.


Carara National Park Los Suenos Golf and Marina Resort
Playa Hermosa  Tarcoles
Tortuga Lora  


Photo Contribution by:" wytze[jaco beach, costa rica] under this CC license