Jaco Beach is located in the Canton of Garabito. Because of its closeness to the Central Valley, the 4 km long straight strech of Jacó Beach is frequented not only by tourist and surfers fom all over the world, it is also the most popular beach for the young Costa Rican crowd. The gayish-yellow sand beach has a surf with its strong waves and is perfect for surfers but only recommended for good swimmers since strong currents claim victims almost evey year. Jacó is a town that exclusivley lives from tourism but has a complete infrastucture with hospital, hardware-stores, supermakets and endless restautrants, hotels, casinos, discos and cabins, for any budget from. We recommend Jacó plainly for beach-life, sunbathing, beach-games, beach-walks, beach horse-back rides or for young families, on a small to medium budget and to surfers. For all nature tours you have to drive a little. You can enjoy some of the backlands if you take a horseback-ride up to the hills, that offer beautiful views and lots of wildlife.