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  • 58%
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  • Jaco

    Contact the crew at Jaco VIP .com for the best vacation planning and hosting services in Jaco They have the best vacation rental properties, concierge services, tour discounts, airport transfers, fishing boats and everything to make the best Costa Rica vacation experiences available! www.jacvip.com

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  • Jaco

    Jaco is a little beach town , about 5 blocks long , you can walk everywhere to get around easy, Jaco is lined with shops, Restaurants, Ticos Sodas, Pharmacy , Movie theaters, Night life, Fishing, Surfers-waves 24-7, Tours, many Hotels, 13 Towers of Condos, 4 kil. of Beaches, looking for Condos, Farms, Homes, contact us.

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  • Jaco

    Jaco is consider the #1 vacation place in Costa Rica. Good food, waves, parties, tours, etc. Makes this place a piece of paradise.

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  • Jaco
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    This town was cute but definitely not my favorite part of the Costa Rica trip. I thought the beaches and surfing was actually better Punta Banco and we ended up getting sick from one of the restaurants in town. I love Costa Rica but I'd recommend picking a different spot!

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  • Jaco

    Jaco would be best characterized as a tiny beach town that's grown up. The tourism infrastructure is pretty well in place such that there are many hostels, a different bar hosting ladies night every night of the week and a couple of nicer high rise hotels along the beach. At the resort level, this place is still "under the radar" and quaint, yet still has most amenities gringos are used to (coffee shops with internet, clean restaurants, buses in and out). The main draw here is the beautiful beach, consistent surf, great for beginner level. It's very easy here.

    Jaco is known as the place to come get your surf gear; they boast a lot of surf shops and I ran into several people here for that purpose alone - from a pair of German girls starting a long surf tour of Central America, to hostel owners from Nicaragua, to a foreign exchange student from Denver studying in San Jose.

    There is one real gem here (besides the beaches). There is a walk up the mountain to the south that goes up to an abandoned restaurant that a Dutch millionaire started building but didn't finish. It's about a 5 mile hike round trip from Jaco and includes a walk through the jungle up a road to this eerie, ornate but abandoned Victorian style outdoor structure. Very cool, but make sure you start your trip before 3pm - you don't want to get caught up there in the dark. EEEK! Ask the locals for specific directions.

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  • Jaco
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    Being from San Diego, California and used to white beaches, we're really disappointed on coming here because we feel our beaches are better. There's not a whole lot of selection on food besides casados. We most likely won't come back here again.

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  • JacoPro 2014
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    Endless back sand beaches, and a fair amount of tourism. If you want to hae some beach to yourself just head out of town in either direction and you will soon find solitud. Beach goers who prefer white sand beaches may be a bit dissappointed, surfers will not be though. Tons of breaks including playa hermosa.

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  • Jaco
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    This pic is of a Jaco beach covered with palms.. Minutes from the beautiful Los Suenos Marina, just inside of the hill in the back ground.What a crazy place C.R. Is! I love it but things you must know before going. Car ins. If driving, they don't add it in your rental total at booking state side. They add it when you pick up the car, on top of your rental total and wow is it $$!! But you need it... Pitch black, narrow and winding roads with people riding bikes home from work with no lights or reflective clothing, gear...yikes! More departure taxes after you've paid it in your airline ticket, as you need to plan on that line also at departure chk-in. Hopefully that changed. 18% tax on everything. Rustic and quaint I like to refer it as. The coast and rainforest are extremely beautiful. A great excursion and the people are so nice... Loved it.

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  • Jaco

    interesting place... more of the party spot. just watch out for all the prostitutes at the beetle bar!

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  • Jaco

    Jaco is a great Costa Rican surf town on the Pacific Coast. Close to Manuel Antonio park and resorts ranging from the Marriott Los Suenos to the local Punta Leona. Lots of places to stay near the beach, variety of restaurants, bars, t-shirt and souvenir vendors (usual touristy-beach stuff).

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  • JacoPro 2014
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    Wild and touristy surfer town. Great place to get some grub between sets, but otherwise we tend to stay downcoast in Playa Hermosa. Lively social scene if you're looking for a good time...

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  • Jaco

    Jaco Beach is a black sand beach with some famous waves that you can surf or body board. The cove around the beach is lush green forest offering a picturesque view. The quaint town of Jaco is a great place to explore, eat, and shop.

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  • Jaco

    Jaco is a great small town with plenty to do. You can walk to anywhere you want to go or catch a cab anyplace in town. From Jaco you can do many day trips both inland and coastal. All the locals are very welcoming and U.S. dollars are excepted everywhere though I recommend you have local currency whenever possible to avoid confusion with conversions. Not every business uses the same rate.

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  • Jaco

    My favorite part of this town was heading south a few miles to the black sands beach. The town itself is very touristy, catered mostly to American surfers. The water is pretty murky right off the coast.

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    The view is beautiful and listening to the waves hit the rocks was so calming

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersAdventure TravelersLocal Culture
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    A nice beach especially for parties and surfers. lots of attractions in the area.

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  • Jaco

    Sure makes me want to go there!

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