Day 1 in Jaco Beach
Welcome to Jaco! Upon arrival at the airport, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and head out to see the city! There is so much for you to see and do!
We recommend you get acquainted with the area and explore Jaco Town along with its beautiful beach. The quaint beachside town of Jaco is lined with restaurants and bars where you can sit back and grab a delicious bite to eat and a refreshing drink. Take a stroll down Avenida Pastor Diaz after lunch and browse the shops, grab an ice cream and then head down to the beach.
Playa Jaco stretches for over 2 miles back by the verdant hills of the Costa Rican rainforests. Simply relax and sunbathe on the sand and cool off in the sparkling waters, or try out surfing, Jaco and its surrounding beaches are known as some of the best surfing destinations in the country. There are many surf schools found in Jaco where you can learn to ride the area`s excellent waves like a pro.
As evening time approaches, head north of Jaco to the Hotel Villa Caletas which sits on a tall ridge overlooking the breathtaking Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers visitors an amazing sport to watch the sunset, sit on the dramatic amphitheater built into the side of a cliff with a tropical drink in hand and take in the awe-inspiring views in this unique setting.
Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants found in Jaco Town offering mouthwatering Costa Rican cuisine.
Day 2 in Jaco Beach
Start off your second day with a visit to the local Farmer`s Market held on Avenue Pastor Diaz in town on a weekly basis. This `feria` vibrant little market is bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables and the delicious smells of freshly baked artisan bread and other goodies. Stock up on some delicious food to enjoy a picnic later on.
Make your way out to the sprawling scenic outdoor jungle of The Carara National Park covering thousands of acres of land. The massive park consists of Amazonian and Mesoamerican ecosystems with the dry Pacific north climate meets the humid south coast. There are the highest diversity of trees in the world found here along with marshland, lagoons and gallery forests filled with an abundance of wildlife.
Hike through the trails that lead through the pristine rainforest to the mountains in the north where you can spot monkeys, poisonous dart frogs, and scarlet macaws. The park is one of the best bird watching locations in Costa Rica where over 400 different species have been identified. Find a scenic spot shaded under the canopy of trees in the forest and enjoy your picnic.
Next, make your way to Bijagual Waterfalls, the glistening cascading falls tumble 600 feet into natural pools, which are great for a refreshing dip after a busy morning. Also close by is the Tarcoles River home to hundreds of huge crocodiles, there is a great viewing spot on top of a bridge. Boat tours along the river are also available and a real-life crocodile show and plenty of other wildlife.
Once back in Jaco enjoy the emerging nightlife scene of this sleepy surfer town brimming with restaurants, cafes, bars, and discos along with some amazing beach parties. Enjoy dinner at one of the beachfront venues offering delicious local cuisine, tropical cocktails and seafront views.
Day 3 in Jaco Beach
Enjoy a relaxing morning at one of the many untouched beaches along the Central Pacific Coast. Playa Herradura is just four miles north of Jaco, covered in black sand, this now exclusive seaside village boasts the Marriott Los Suenos Golf Course Resort and the spectacular Los Suenos Marina. Enjoy swimming, golfing, shopping or fishing in this fantastic location.
Playa Esterillos is 9 miles south of Jaco, a laid-back beachside community with a secluded beach trimmed with palm trees and a few beachside eateries, plus some great waves for surfing. Enjoy horseback riding along the beach or go kayaking or canoeing in the pristine waters.
Grab lunch in one of the beach locations and do some shopping in the unique beachside boutiques, pick up some local handicrafts, custom jewelry or surf gear as souvenirs to take home.
Spend your afternoon doing some sportfishing, Jaco is one of Central America`s top destinations for catching record breaking billfish, dorado, tuna, and wahoo. You can take a luxury fishing charter from the Los Suenos Marina, which boasts the largest fleet of top Big Game Sports Fishing Captains in the country.
After an incredibly exhilarating afternoon on the water, spend your last evening at the magnificent Marina Village. A unique venue boasting four waterfront restaurants, bars, boutiques, spas and more. A perfect location to spend your last evening in Jaco.
Additional Days in Jaco Beach
Should you be able to spend additional days in Jaco Beach head south and visit the small town of Parrita, which along with the Central Pacific Coast between the Tusubres and Damas Rivers. Playa Palo Seco is a secluded beach near Damas Island great for swimming and sunbathing.
Miro Mountain offers a 1.67-mile hike with several trails that give way to breathtaking viewpoints with views over Jaco and the surrounding area. A popular place to capture a sunset.
Your Last Day in Jaco Beach
Depart from your hotel to the airport for your return flight home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer to the airport if so the representative will meet you at your hotel with plenty of time to get you to the airport for your flight out.