"Jaco Beach, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica" Top 5 Page for this destination Jacó by happyhourkid

Jacó Travel Guide: 181 reviews and 385 photos

The Relaxation Part of the Trip

We flew to Jaco Beach from San Jose on a Monday, after 2 days of absolute chaos and mayhem. It was here that we were going to sit by the pool, drink in our condo, sport fish, and hit the nightlife.

After my visit, I will say that Jacó Beach is the ideal starting point for those who want to enjoy an exciting and thrilling experience in the Pacific Coast. Passing through the mountains planted with coffee (we did so on our way back to the airport), enjoying a fascinating scenery and a great tropical weather, Jacó is just one and a half hour from San José; and here you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Central America. I only have the beaches in Mexico to compare this to but I can't imagine many better beaches than in Jaco.

In Jacó Beach, you will find a good number of accommodations, restaurants, bars, tour operators and facilities that will perfectly fulfill your most demanding needs. You can have lunch in open-air style restaurants with a fantastic views, enjoy a night out in the discos or smaller bars, by the seaside or if you prefer just have a walk across three miles of beach known for its water sports, surf and the beautiful sunsets.

A Jaco Street Scene

Another Jaco Street Scene

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Scenery, Very Inexpensive, Great Nightlife
  • Cons:Gets somewhat crazy on the weekends because a lot of whores come down from San Jose, and add to the ones already there.
  • In a nutshell:A perfect place for relaxation, good restaurant versatility, great nightlife, and a great staging point for excursions.
  • Intro Updated Sep 6, 2005
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  • Oct 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    The best Canopy Tour in the Jaco area is Vista Los Suenos. Contact the Jaco Tour Desk at jacotourdesk@yahoo.com for the best discounted rates,

  • Mar 10, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Hapyhour Kid, What company did you use to go deep sea fishing? Thanks, great info on this page!

  • Nov 28, 2007 at 9:52 PM

    We're going down to Jaco in January. Sounds like a great time. Do you happen to remember the name of your boat? born2ron@aol.com

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    Sep 6, 2006 at 7:36 PM

    The Pollos Krispy looks like an excellent choice.

  • Jul 20, 2006 at 6:13 PM

    you mean there is no chance of just meeting a local girl that is not a ho for dinner, drinks and dancing?

  • Jun 9, 2006 at 6:41 PM

    they have your jaco page ranked as #2, it should be bumped to the top, brother. thx for the tips... i'll leave my dress shirts at home. ha.. i gotta try that canopy tour!

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    Sep 6, 2005 at 11:42 PM

    looks like you had many happyhours mate, good stuff

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