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Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, only 90 minutes from arriving in Costa Rica, you can be on the beach. Located halfway between San Jose and Manuel Antonio, Jaco is the spot for fun lovers and surfers. Jaco is in the top ten of Costa Rica's best beach destinations. Jaco provides lots of nightlife and easy to get to actives and adventures.

Jac� is Costa Rica's largest and most populated beach destination. It has high-rise condos, deluxe restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. The town is set amidst beautiful hills and it maintains a healthy population of Scarlet Macaws. It is a short driving distance from many less developed and pristine beaches, including Hermosa, Herradura and Esterillos. Once threatened by pollution, the Jac� beach has become considerably cleaner as the city has adopted stricter environmental regulations. It has moved forward with zoning and water treatment standards to attract more visitors and is maintaining a sustainable balance with the surrounding biodiversity.

Distances from: SJO: 102 km, 2 hours; LIR: 220 km, 4 hours; Arenal: 175 km, 6.5 hours

Daily Domestic Flights: No

Tours and excusions

  Manuel Antonio National Park
This protected area is very popular due to its wide variety of flora and fauna. An experienced guide will accompany you on this picturesque hike. Two of the main attractions here are two white sand beaches, Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio

  Outrigger Canoe and Snorkeling tour
Outrigger canoes have been exploring the warmer oceans of the world for centuries, long before Columbus came to Costa Rica; the people of Oceania were exploring the Pacific in outrigger canoes. On our tour that is exactly what you will do.

  ATV Adventure On The Central Pacific Coast
Once our personal chauffeur picks you up, the adventure in Costa Rican nature begins – first at our private Finca located just 10 minutes away from Jacó Beach. Our experienced, professional, bilingual guides will lead you through the sceni

  One Day Tortuga Island Cruise
Experience blue water, white sand, green mountains, superb cuisine and attentive personal service. Calypso’s super catamaran, Manta Raya, will pass thru more than seven islands in the Gulf of Nicoya. Her Port of Call is the enchantingly bea

  Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Adventure
Come and visit a unique tourist destination in Costa Rica Jungle Crocodile Safari offers a tour specially designed for adventurers and bird watchers, yet safe for the whole family. The adventure takes place on the Tárcoles River, one of fou

  The Tropical Beach Ride
Nothing compares to riding a horse along the deserted tropical pacific coast watching the sunset on the horizon. Drift along side the lapping water and enjoy the sea breezes. Ride early in the morning and spot the flocks of scarlet macaws t

  Savegre White Water Rafting
Starting with a 4×4 ride into the “wilds” of Costa Rica’s tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the Savegre, your journey begins at “Silencio”. This is a little local village of thatched roof dwellings where you

  Carara National Park Tour
Once you’ve satiated yourself with Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches, try something new located only about 1 hour away – Carara National Park. Although located very close to Manuel Antonio and near the Jaco area, this hiking tour

  Canopy Tour Vista Los Sueños
Los Sueños is located in Herradura next to Jaco beach on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean. Our canopy tour is set on approximately 222 acres of land and 50% of

Costa Rica Travel Planners || Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde and San Jose Tours
Costa Rica Family Adventure
7 days / 6 nights

Costa Rica is one of the world's most family-friendly destinations. From surfing lessons at Costa Rica’s famed beaches to hiking the Arenal Volcano, our Costa Rica Family Adventure will leave your family with lasting memories of family time well-spent. Whether it’s the thrill of crossing suspended bridges, horseback riding, ziplining through the jungle canopy, learning to surf or floating down the Corobici River, there’s something for every member of the family included in our Costa Rica Family Adventure tour.

Costa Rica Travel Planners || Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde and San Jose Tours
Multi Sport Vacation, Your Way
8 days, 7 nights

This is your chance to sample all Costa Rica has to offer the active traveler from an ala carte menu of exciting options! Chose from float rafting, mountain biking, waterfall repelling, horseback riding and ziplining through the canopy. There are also kayaking opportunities, hikes and an ATV Safari. Whatever your active spirit craves, you'll find a way to nourish it on our Costa Rica Multi-sport vacation!

Costa Rica Travel Planners || Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde and San Jose Tours
Wonderful Highlights of Costa Rica
8 days, 7 nights

Our Wonderful Highlights of Costa Rica tour offers a chance to sample landscape of the country's celebrated national parks. In Tortuguero National Park, where the endangered green turtle nest, you'll visit Tortuguero Village, overnight in an eco-lodge and get a close look at jungle vegetation and wildlife during a guided boat tour. At Arenal National Park there are hot springs, an night at a spa/hotel and plenty of activities including rafting, either float or white water. At Manuel Antonio National Park you'll enjoy a guided tour of the park including the white sand beaches and the rain forest where you might see such wildlife as sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a multitude of insects and birds. This tour is a great introduction to natural Costa Rica.