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Jaco Beach Vacation
Bliss out by the water and feel the sea breeze whip through your hair during your Jaco vacation. If this is your first time here, why not search for some pretty shells or stones as a reminder of your trip to Jaco? Set up your base near Jaco Beach, a popular stretch of coast just 0.2 miles (0.4 km) from the center. We also have superb Jaco packages that are closer to Herradura Beach, another excellent nearby option.
Things You Should Know About Jaco
- If you think the perfect vacation is fresh sea air and strolls along the shore, check out our Jaco beach hotels. You'll forget the headaches of daily life at these perfectly located retreats.
- Our condos, including Diamante del Sol 103N Three Bedroom Condo with Ocean View and Diamante del Sol 301S Three Bedroom Condo with Ocean View, are a hit with travelers of all sorts. Check out the amenities and get ready for your stay in Jaco!
- Jaco has a population of around 4,100 people. Why not get out and have a conversation with one or two of them? It's a terrific way to get some inside info on the place! Also look up our Jaco things to do page.
- Don't leave town without visiting Herradura Beach, Carara National Park and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park. With the money you save through our Jaco vacation deals, you can see more impressive attractions like these.
Top Pre-Packaged Vacations & All Inclusive Resorts in Jaco
Jaco was one of Costa Rica’s first resort towns, but despite the other destinations which have blossomed around it, the city manages to maintain a certain distinguishing charm. Ice-weary northerners and Costa Ricans alike book Jaco vacation packages in search of the perfect Pacific getaway, and the area doesn’t disappoint: The jungle scenery is lush and verdant, the nightlife is surprisingly metropolitan, and the local neighbourhoods house everything from laid-back beach haunts to bustling city avenues. If you’re looking for one of the best spots to experience Costa Rica’s vibrant personality, Jaco vacations are ideal for you.
Known primarily for its cocoa-coloured beaches, Jaco is also a classic hot spot for surfers. Seasoned professionals and wave-hunting beginners alike jet off on a Jaco beach vacation to enjoy the area's nearby breaks and barrels, and you’ll find an array of Jaco all inclusive hotels that cater to the activity. If surfing’s not your thing, don’t be disheartened; the region offers plenty in the way of snorkeling, kayaking, and rafting, and you won’t have to venture far from the main square to catch a few thrills. Book a family tour through Playa Jaco or the nearby beaches — Playa Hermosa, Playa Agujas and Punta Leona are especially good bets — to try your hand at several water sports in one trip.
Beyond sunbathing and adventuring, another great way to uncover the area’s personality is to browse the local shops and markets. Start in Jaco’s centre for a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhoods. You’ll see the usual cluster of trinket stores and souvenir stands, but take the time to seek out the variety of surf shops, jewellery boutiques and fabric markets. You’ll be rewarded with an array of locally produced goods, and you might just be able to chat with the vendors to get a few off-the-beaten-path restaurant recommendations.
Of course, these ideas are only the beginning. Book your vacation in Jaco to start exploring the goldmine of regional sights, sounds and experiences. Whether you’re planning a family bird watching trip or want to take off on an adventurous crocodile safari, this Costa Rican wonder simply sparkles with things to do.