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Jaco is a small, yet extremely active town geared towards surfers, parties and nightlife. As you walk down the “strip,” you will find countless surf shops, restaurants, bars, discos and a variety of accommodations. This is the ideal destination for surfers or young travelers looking to be in the middle of the action. A yearly international surf contest is also held in the nearby Playa Hermosa that attracts a huge number of surfers from all over the globe to this beach. You need to be careful about swimming here, as riptides are quite common along the beach shore. Other local activities include fishing, canopy tours, kayaking and horseback riding. Jaco Beach, Hermosa Beach and Esterillos Beach are some of the beaches closer to San Jose (2-hour drive) and connect to each other by cliffs and small reefs. All of them are long black sand beaches with good waves. Not ideally for swimming you must be aware of strong tide currents. For a more relaxed stay and more beach time, you can stay outside Jaco. Here beaches are more clean, and you will be surrounded by nature. Hermosa is a golden-sand beach stretches 1,500 meters before meeting the blue-green waters of the Pacific. It’s a typical beach on a small, semi-open bay with great waves all along the coast. Lush vegetation borders the beach, with hills on both sides, offering beautiful scenery. Esterillos are serene beaches with very few hotels and private houses. All basic services such as emergency centers, convenience stores, gas stations are also available nearby.

Daily Tours from Jaco / Playa Hermosa Surroundings

Click - Bijagual Waterfall Horseback Riding

Bijagual Waterfall Horseback Riding $95 p/p

A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel and drive 45 minutes through scenic panoramas to the Jaco tour site. Upon arrival you will receive a safety briefing from your guide and ...

Click - Carara National Park Tour

Carara National Park Tour $80 p/p

Transportation from your hotel and drive 20 minutes to Carara National Park. This incredible protected area measures about 4,700 Hectares and is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species. This Jaco tour ...

Click - Jungle Crocodile Adventure Safari

Jungle Crocodile Adventure Safari $60 p/p

Know and explore a unique tourist destination in Costa Rica. The Tárcoles River offers the visitor the opportunity to observe American Crocodiles with sizes over the four meters long, iguanas and more than a 120 ...

Click - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour $79 p/p

This national park is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the country. It is a combination of a paradisiacal beach of crystalline waters with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant vegetation and the ...

Click - Rainforest Aerial Tram Pacific

Rainforest Aerial Tram Pacific $81 p/p

The Pacific Rain Forest Aerial Tram is an eco-tourism project with 222 acres (90 hectares) of rainforest, showcasing small waterfalls and scenic views of the Pacific Coast. Our Rain Forest Aerial Tram - Pacific flies ...

Click - Savegre River Rafting Class III-IV

Savegre River Rafting Class III-IV $115 p/p

This adventurous, family-friendly, full-day trip is a unique white water river rafting adventure!Starting with a 4x4 ride into the “wilds” of Costa Rica ’s tropical jungle with breathtaking scenery of more remote areas of the ...

Click - Tortuga Island Cruise

Tortuga Island Cruise $151 p/p

Aboard a yacht at Puntarenas and enjoy the Gulf of Nicoya, and its beautiful archipelago, admiring the many sea birds, while cruising to Tortuga Island. Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate white sand beach ...