Welcome to Jaco Beach Costa Rica
A world famous Central American vacation destination like no other. Playa Jaco and its stunning black sand beaches has an unparalleled reputation as one of the premier vacation destinations in all of Central America – and with good reason. Jaco Beach boasts a myriad of recreational allures for the seasoned traveler – but above all its location is arguably its greatest asset.
Jaco Beach has been home to two world surf games one was in August of 2009 and the other one in August 2016
Located just a short drive from Costa Rica’s main airport in San Jose, Jaco is the beach in closest proximity to Costa Rica’s capital city, and draws not only throngs of local vacationing Costa Ricans or “Ticos”, but also a sizeable portion of Costa Rica’s 1 million plus international visitors every year.
The most developed coastal city of Costa Rica, surrounded by mountains, jungles and ocean. Located just two hours from San José, it is the closest beach to the capital and the international airport, which has contributed greatly to its development. Great fishing, surfing, canopy tours, horseback riding, rafting, sea kayaking and ecological excursions to complete your day. At night, dozens of restaurants, sports bars, nightclubs and casinos occupy you. Of course, you can always relax and enjoy the surroundings.
The main street of Jaco is parallel to the coast for about 3 km, with several side streets that go to the ocean. Here you will find no less than 30 outdoor restaurants that serve all tastes and budgets. Sports bars dot the city with widescreen TVs and satellites so you can keep up with your favorite teams, most have pool tables, foosball and other points of interest, nightclubs and nightclubs. Casinos Rummy
Fishing is what it’s all about, at least if you are a fisherman. Everything else is just a bonus. Fishing in Costa Rica is about Quantity and size, if you have a good captain and boat catching Sailfish, Marlin, or Dorado is almost a given. Catching 10 or 20 Sailfish, a 600 lb Marlin or a 60 lb Dorado that’s something to brag about. I have fished El Octal, Flamingo, Jaco, and Quepos and while they were all productive Jaco stands out as the most consistent.
With the opening of the Los Suenos Marina 21-years ago the true potential of this area is just being discovered. The 200 slip marina is the finest on the Pacific Coast and a modern fleet of sports fishing boats and experienced captains await you.
Captains recommendation and consistently finishes the day as one of the top captains in the marina. Check out his standing in the first leg of the Los Suenos Billfish Tournament. We fished with Bill in late January this year and in two days landed over twenty sails and 15 large 25-40 lb. dorados. Believe me if you want the greatest chance at that trip you always here other brags about this is the place to accomplish it. Let Bill and I put together a trip you will never forget.
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Jaco Beach Costa Rica – A Tropical Vacation Paradise
Getting to Jaco Beach has never been easier as the Costa Rican government has invested heavily in infrastructure to support the Jaco area, and recently completed construction of a brand new modern highway leading directly from San Jose to Jaco.
The Caldera highway opened in 2010 and has drastically shortened travel time between the capital city and Jaco beach, subsequently giving Jaco all the feel of a modern day “boom town”. There is certainly a buzz in the air that the long awaited completion of this new highway will fuel the fires of additional growth and worldwide interest in this already thriving vacation destination.
Jaco Beach is uniquely positioned for major expansion over the coming years, and the excitement in the air is palatable. Travelling the Caldera Highway is an easy process, and there are several fast and affordable options that will get the job done.
Should you choose to grab a rental car at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose and make the 90 minute drive yourself, about 30 minutes outside of Jaco you will pass through a town called Taracoles – and over the famous Tarcoles Crocodiles Bridge. Make sure to stop and take some photos, at the very least they will make great fodder for your facebook page.
The Costa Rica Crocodile Tour is highly recommended. If you don’t feel like driving yourself, no worries, as the San Jose airport is always jam packed with Taxi drivers eager to cash in on a fare to Jaco. The ride will run you between 80 and 100 USD one way and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on the winding drive through mountains and rain forest on your way to the beach. Alternately there is also several shuttle bus services that runs between the San Jose airport and Jaco Beach)
Locating accommodations and Jaco Vacation Rentals is not a problem, as you will find a variety of Jaco Beach Hotels and resorts to choose from. Stay on the ocean, on the strip or in the rain forest – it’s up to you.
Rental options range everywhere from high end luxury Jaco Beach condos to budget Cabinas and everything in between.
Once you are settled in, and have made your way out into the streets of Jaco, you will immediately notice this bustling beach town has a trademark feel all of its own.
Hippies and surfers walk shoulder to shoulder with families, eco tourists, backpackers and international businessmen. Ramshackle beach bars are backed up by multi-million dollar oceanfront resorts; street vendors sell empanadas next to five star restaurants.
There is high end shopping and locally crafted goods, dollar beers at an old wooden beachfront bars and fancy Daiquiris dacqaries at high end restaurants and clubs. You may also notice a subtle “Americanized” element blended softly into Jaco’s authentic Costa Rican atmosphere, as noted with the presence of such United States standards such as Subway, KFC and Budget Rent a Car.
In Jaco Beach it’s easy to lose track of time – but it’s advisable to not spend your entire vacation sipping Pina Colada’s on the beach and shopping, as an incredible diversity of amazing excursions and Jaco Beach activities await.
If you are itching for a little more adventure, rain forest canopy tours, dolphin, crocodile or whale watching trips might be your cup of tea.
From incredible sport fishing to zip lining and hiking, kayaking, golf and horseback riding – whatever your Costa Rican vacation vice, Jaco Beach has your fix. Jaco Beach Surfing is another major draw for this recreational paradise.
Jaco Beach and nearby Hermosa Beach have hosted numerous international surfing championships and the entire Jaco costal area and its surrounding towns often frequented by professional surfers from around the globe.
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