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Jaco Beach

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  • Average24%
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“black sand”(52 reviews)
“surf town”(11 reviews)
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Off, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed today

Forecasted lots of rain everyday, but the weather was BEAUTIFUL :) Beautiful Beach, but bring your flip flops, lots of Rocks ... at least during September

Thank jacee26
Reviewed yesterday

We were driving through the Jaco Beach area and saw these Scarlet Macaw's just after the Jaco Beach sign. Amazing birds. Really great to find them and apparently they are typically in that area. No need for a guide on this one, but you may...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live in San Jose and went there for the weekend. Great place with many beautiful beaches nearby. Plenty of good restaurants, good prices and friendly locals. Nice weather, even in the rainy season. This place captures the Pura Vida vibes well. Would definitely return.

Thank Naga T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Liked it so much the first time (feb., 2017), we went back for Christmas! Rented a condo at Paloma Blanca. Perfect condo on perfect beach! Great selecti n of restaurants in town. Tons of activities available! Can't wait to return

Thank Jodie-Poonchka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at a lot of beaches up and down the west coast of Costa Rica. Jaco was the most touristy of them all. The main road was full of expensive high end stores and restaurants found in America. If your visiting Jaco to shop...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best shopping place for girls cause it has variety of clothing line as well as all basic neccessary things for women.from all branded to local Columbia and jaco products. Excellent customer service and unbeatable prices..

Thank Connector485271
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is lovely and the trees and views were great . Great waves for surfing . There was trash one day lots of it but it was gone the next day

Thank anastasha l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great surfing. Good shopping. A ton of resturants with a great variety. Friendly helpful people. Pura Vida.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Straight to the point, the beach is not the best but then it depends on what you looking for, the town has everything restaurants, grocery stores, shops, hotels, it’s really nice and not everyone knows some of the hotels rent lockers and have shower stalls...More

Thank lviola68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great beach for surfers who have experience otherwise I would say it is probably the ugliest beach in Costa Rica with the combination of the litter, built up rear of the beach and little vegetation.

Thank huntforgoodtimes
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May 8, 2018|
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Response from captpaul2014 | Reviewed this property |
Tourism tapers off so you get a lot of special attention yes
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
For our week there it was mid 80s each day and one day of rain for about two hours after lunch time.
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January 6, 2018|
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Response from SueNov2010 | Reviewed this property |
All the transport companies in Costa Rica are good