Jacó Beach

"jaco town from above"

Jaco Beach is a very popular lively tourist destination located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Although it may not be the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica, the town of Jaco has a lot of other things to offer that attracts a huge number of international and local tourists alike. It is known mostly as a surfing haven and for its extensive and exciting nightlife. Jaco Beach is also a great place for other water activities, such as kayaking, fishing, and jet skiing.

Some of the other popular things to do in Jaco Beach include taking a guided ATV tour, visiting the neighboring Playa Hermosa beach which is the most popular surfing spot in the country, and visiting the Carara National Park to see exotic wildlife such as scarlet macaws and crocodiles. Playa Hermosa is the only beach in Costa Rica to be named a World Surfing Reserve, so for any surfers out there this beach is a must-visit in Costa Rica.

In addition to outdoor activities, Jaco Beach offers plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to keep visitors entertained. The energetic town is especially known for its vibrant nightlife, with many clubs and bars that stay open until the early hours of the morning.

Local’s tip:
Jaco is one of the best beach towns in the country for partying, but not every bar and club is good. In Jaco each day of the week there is a specific bar or club that is the top choice where most locals will go, and every day the bar of choice changes. If you want to find out the top club of the night ask the locals around town for the info.


Plan your visit

How to get there:
Jaco is only a two hour drive from San Jose, making it one of the closest tourist destinations to the capital. If you take a bus the direct journey lasts for 2 hours as well.

Bus options from San Jose:
The buses from San Jose are managed by Transportes Jaco. The price is $5.6 for a one way ticket. You can purchase the tickets online in their official website Transportes Jaco.

Departure time options from San Jose: 6am and every two hours starting from 7am to 7pm
Return time options from Jaco: 4:30am and every two hours starting from 7am to 5pm



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