Jaco Beach is a famous surfing town located in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, at approximately 90 driving from the main capital city of San José. It is also well known to be a colorful party town, and the offers of hotels, restaurants, tours, condos and villas is abundant. Jaco Beach is a favorite destination of surfers. The main beach offers great surfing, but it is Playa Hermosa which is best known to have a steady and powerful swell of waves almost all year round. Jaco Beach also offers an abundance of tours and things to do, including canopy tours, horseback riding trips, guided trips, atv tours and much more. It is not necessarily one of the most beautiful beaches, but very popular for people who want to have fun on the beach.
Playa Jaco Beach is the most popular beach destination both for tourists as well as for local Costa Ricans. The beach and the beach town are located approximately 1 hour from San Jose along the new highway. There are abundant hotels, cabins, villas and luxury resorts in the region. The area is also well known for its nightlife, restaurants, bars and adventure tours, such as canopy tours and horseback riding trips. We do not really recommend it for people traveling with children. However, the area is excellent for surfers.