Jaco & Puntarenas

If you love to surf and love to party, then Playa Jaco, located in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, is the perfect setting for an action packed beach vacation in the sun. Playa Jaco is a busy beach town known for its excellent surf and buzzing night life. With such close proximity to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, Playa Jaco is frequented year-round by locals and tourists alike.Once a quiet and sleepy beach town, Playa Jaco is now one of Costa Rica’s busiest beach vacation destinations. Rightfully so, Jaco has earned its reputation for being one of the most fun-packed beaches in Costa Rica.

What’s Great About Playa Jaco Costa Rica?

Surf, surf and more surf! Located in Costa Rica’s province of Puntarenas, the 3 kilometer stretch of Jaco beach is home to a large community of wave worshippers, so if your passion is surfing then you’ll fit right in.

To the north and to the south of Playa Jaco, the nearby beaches of Playa Hermosa, Playa Herradura and Playa Esterillos, Palo Seco and Playa Isla Damas also offer some of the best surfing breaks in Costa Rica. Unlike Playa Jaco, these beaches having calmer waters and are considered to be safer for swimmers. Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is a real surfing mecca, but there’s more to Jaco than just the waves that keep happy tourists coming back for more.

Although Playa Jaco isn’t one of Costa Rica’s most pristine beaches, the surrounding lush tropical greenery, mountainous landscape and an abundance of exotic Costa Rica wildlife ensures that your time away from the surf will be just as exciting when vacationing here.

The ride into Play Jaco from San Jose is even eventful! While en route, make sure to stop at River Tarcoles, known locally as the Crocodile Bridge. Crocodile Bridge is located about a half an hour outside of Playa Jaco. Step out of your car and peer down to the river below where large groups of well-fed crocodiles congregate on the nearby sandbanks! Dozens of crocodiles can be seen wading in the water at Tarcoles and this free pit-stop is a great way to start your family vacation in Costa Rica!

Once in Playa Jaco, you can take a hike through the rainforest along with a zip line canopy tour through the treetops. Jump on a deep sea fishing charter out of Playa Jaco or take an eco adventure horseback ride to the nearby waterfalls. An up and coming extreme sport in Costa Rica, paragliding, is one of the recent additions to the many exciting adventure tours that the Playa Jaco area has to offer!

A large amount of restaurants and bars cater to hungry and thirsty surfers, eager to recharge their batteries after a hard day riding Jaco’s gnarly waves. As the sun sets in Playa Jaco, restaurants, bars and nightclubs really begin to come to life.

In terms of lodging and accommodations, Playa Jaco and the nearby beaches offer an excellent choice of vacation rentals. If you’re planning a Costa Rica surf trip with a group of friends then vacation rentals are, without a doubt, your best option. Vacation rentals in Jaco Costa Rica offer the best of both worlds. A variety of Playa Jaco vacation rentals allow you to get close to the action without sacrificing the all-important relaxing atmosphere that most crave while on vacation in Costa Rica.

Many of the luxury villas and vacation rentals in Jaco Costa Rica boast stunning ocean views, and private pools. A tailored concierge and adventure travel and ecotourism planning service are also available when renting a beach home in Jaco. This is the perfect Costa Rica vacation package for surfers who love to travel in style! Jaco is the ultimate beach destination for surfers in Costa Rica! For more information on PlayaJaco vacation rentals and villas, contact Escape Villas at 1-800-340-2407 or info@villascostarica.com.