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Jaco Beach

Off, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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“nice beach” (65 reviews)
“black sand” (53 reviews)
“surf town” (10 reviews)
Off, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here for just a little while on our way to somewhere else. The beach is beautiful and it wasn't very crowded during the week when we went. Not really much parking in the area if you're in a car.

Thank TheBoss99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner at local restaurant in area while staying at the Zephyr Palace nearby. Area seemed bit run down, not a beach destination that I would seek out for a vacation.

Thank Suzysme
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jaco is a great alternative to the Guanacaste beaches. Flatter and with a lot more activities. While we like the laid back aspects of Playa del Cocos. And Plays Flamingo, we found the Jaco to be a bit more touristy but not objectionable very walkable...More

Thank Bud K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Jaco Beach was definitely a highlight of my trip to Costa Rica. The water and scenery are gorgeous, making it perfect for both playing in the waves or laying out in the sun. Plus, at the end of the day, it offered one of the...More

Thank ericalindsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brown volcanic sand surrounded by lush greenery that goes on forever! Lots of places to eat and shop in town, but go to the parking area before the town starts and you will find the peace and quiet in addition to beautiful water! You can...More

Thank Babs D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the beach on our first day in Jaco. And they were not very many facilities but we still had a great time. We parked our car right near the beach and found a spot to lay our towels down and relax a little...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beaches in Jaco, Costa Rica. Are ladden with trash, soda bottles, beer cans, old clothing and pretty much anything else you can think of. With this being a tourist area you would think the government would try to clean it up!!!!

Thank Calgarytraveller003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jaco beach is a great place for some excitement and plenty of night life, and great beach for surfing. Weekends get a bit busy, great for those that like crowds and action. Herradura beach to north is nice and Hermosa beach to south is world...More

Thank Terraba2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jaco was terrific...people under sold Costa Rica! We had an amazing time! We can't wait to go back! There's a lot to do...but at the sametime the country is laid back. Everyone was friendly and helpful...including the Police Officer who called us a cab one...More

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice beach, but it has some pockets with stones, rivers break up areas. loads of people but quaint town. Try neighbouring Hermosa Beach. Gorgeous, less people, nicer sand, less riptide

Thank landjforever
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
Wrapping up my first visit to CR and we rented a car. I did my research and brought a copy of my credit card’s insurance rider. This allowed me to decline the exorbitant insurance they otherwise force you to take. Driving... More
15 December 2017|
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We LOVED Los Suenos Marriott. It was amazing
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Response from Vinnie1973 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of small hotel's right on the beach area; look for ones near Avenida Pastor Diez, Main street in Jaco. We rent using VRBO; and us can locate affordable condo housing; there are surf hostels too. Christian... More