The streets of Jaco Costa Rica seem to be a never ending
line of bars, clubs and cheap souvenir outlets. And if
you spend any amount of time here - especially during
spring break - you may need as many souvenirs as possible
just to remember exactly what happened the night before.
Once a sleepy resort town whose main draw was the immaculate
surfing, tourists have transformed the city into a mecca
of beach parties, surfing, and club hopping - this is
the wildest Costa Rica gets. Jaco Beach Costa Rica is
just south of Puntarenas,
on the city's yawning Pacific coastline, but the beach
and city are interchangeable. If you"re staying in Jaco
Costa Rica, you are there for the beach or the nightlife,
two other things that seem pretty much interchangeable
Despite the overwhelming popularity of the surf here,
though, the beach is fairly pedestrian and uninspiring.
The sand - if not the sky - is grayish and a bit unnerving
in such a tropical location. But that"s neither here nor
there for the many surfers who descend onto Jaco Beach
Costa Rica throughout the year, especially during the
city"s winter months. Along with the nearby Hermona Beach
to the south, surf lessons and rentals are plentiful on
Jaco Beach, and anyone can try their hand in the rumbling
ocean for only a few dollars an hour. For those interested
in Costa Rica sport fishing Jaco Beach is the place to be. With ships sailing in and
out of Jaco and up to the Golfo de
Nicoya, there are a number of different locations
to chase that prize catch. For other adventures, Jaco
Beach Costa Rica offers hiking, kayaking, horseback riding
and scooter rentals.
One of the most convenient things about staying here is the overwhelming amount of Jaco Costa Rica hotels. Since the city is designed for the wealthy tourist as well as budget travelers looking for a party, there is a wide range of hotels and restaurants here. The city's main thoroughfare offers a patchwork collection of hotels to choose from, and any side street can leave you just steps from the ocean for about the same price. The further south you travel, the quieter it gets and only the most exclusive require reservations in advance (as long as it"s not spring break). Many of these establishments will also offer a variety of tours of the area, the most popular being a short jaunt over to the Carara Biological Reserve, well known as the nesting ground for the country"s scarlet macaws. The reserve also features a number of other wildlife there, from armadillos and otters to kinkajous and hundreds of species of tropical birds.