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Jaco Beach

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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 1 week ago via mobile

You have to walk the beach. Many things to do. Rental chairs and umbrellas available. Surfing. Swimming. My favorite is the sunsets from anywhere on the beach.

Thank P M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a black sand beach on the pacific however very rocky once in the water. There are nice waves for surfing and easy access to everything you need but I prefer the clean and beautiful Caribbean over the Pacific Ocean.

Thank 516bobt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to go party and get a little crazy Jaco Costa Rica is the place to be. It is full of nightlife with bars, dancing, music and all things of the night seedy. It reminded us of Costa Rica's...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Jaco 5 times it is a safe place, need to use common sense like any beach back home. after dark be care full , don't go out late alone stay in a group. do not take a drink from some one...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very ugly and dirty beach. No good for families especialy with kids. The only positive thing is that it is close to many restaurants and shops.

Thank infoO4098MI
Reviewed September 20, 2018

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

1  Thank jacee26
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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 September 17, 2018 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.

1  Thank Naga T
Reviewed September 14, 2018 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

1  Thank Jodie-Poonchka
Reviewed August 31, 2018 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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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