Lush green hills, picturesque beaches and gorgeous expanses of turquoise seas surround Costa Rica’s charming town of Jacó.
Located along the country’s stunning Pacific coast, Jacó lies southwest of Costa Rica’s capital city of San José. A crescent-shaped bay seems to smile on those fortunate enough to swim along its friendly shores.
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This beautiful Costa Rica resort is nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest.
This bustling beach town offers a myriad of boutiques, restaurants and bars. Families and solo travelers looking for fun will delight in this sociable little city by the sea that caters equally to both.
Locals living near San José frequent the area, especially during the weekends and holidays. Just a short distance away, Carara National Park offers accessible hiking trails through pristine rainforest, plus one of the best birding spots in all of Costa Rica, boasting nearly 400 species of colorful birds.
Families will enjoy the playground and calm waters of Playa Herradura cove. A little further north, the scenic coves of Playa Mantas and Playa Blanc beckon.
Ride an ATV along the sand. Zipline through the rainforest. Take a sunset catamaran cruise. Scuba dive, surf and snorkel amid azure seas.
Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads, cheeses and other treats while mingling with the locals at the feria (farmers market) on Friday mornings on Avenue Pastor Diaz.
When winter arrives in North America, summer springs upon Jacó. This dry season runs from January through April. Average monthly temperatures in Jaco reach their lowest point in October, around 79 F degrees, and their highest in March at 83 F.
September and October are the rainiest, most humid months. The mountainous jungles surrounding the town can be as much as 10 degrees cooler than the beaches.