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Off, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Jaco Beach is a fun little beach town southwest of San Jose- the capital of Costa Rica. My friends & I stayed three nights. We used Air BNB & got a great Beachfront Condo. Every morning I walked down the street to the market, pet...More

2  Thank CaliFloridaGirl15
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Jaco is a great beach town for travelers looking to surf and/or party. The waves are good, the beach is clean and there is a lot to do in the town, especially at night. The town can get pretty crazy though, and you'll want to...More

1  Thank Cody O
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Just gorgeous, clean, not overly busy. Just big enough. Water warm, they offer surf lessons on the beach. They have a tiki bar that has good food. Not over yet busy either.

Thank aarchangela22
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

During the busy seasons (dec- feb) Jaco beach gets a little crazy and full. The beach itself is not great but it's a beach.. so that automatically gives it some stars. Since there is a lot of people there is some trash about and it...More

1  Thank CevicheLover
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great beach for surfing. I am a novice surfer and the beach water is shallow most of the way out to good waves. As I fell...I usually could almost walk back to the breakers without having to struggle. I will come back here to surf...More

Thank dtaheel
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Spent one day here for the beach. Nice safe clean. Not the best beach in the country but worth a visit.

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Water was warm for late December early January. Great waves. Beach a little dirty compared to other places in Mexico and Florida but was safe during day. Several people urged us not to be on beach at night. Stayed next to the new Crocs which...More

1  Thank 847paulal
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I went here yesterday. It was a 1.5 hour bus ride from San Jose (beware the ride back was 3 hours with traffic and the bus was oversold and was standing room only). It was the closest beach to San Jose but the grounds are...More

Thank LeslieLorraine
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Stayed right on Jaco Beach. Great beach and sunsets. Evrything is within walking distance. Would defiantly visit there again.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 17 January 2016

My husband, two grown sons, and I have been on several trips to coastal locations in other countries. This was one of the best. We felt safe, weren't hassled, locals were friendly, lots of activities, could walk everywhere or take an inexpensive cab ride, ate...More

Thank Pam B
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Response from RaseBanun | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car but I heard from some other folks in Jaco it was around $110
2 March 2017|
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Response from chafraho | Reviewed this property |
There are several lifeguard stations along the beach. I did not inspect any of the stations, but would suppose that there are rescue/flotation aides at the stations. However, the best bet is to use rather common sense... More
11 January 2016|
Response from A_Hanzou | Reviewed this property |
By car (a rented one or with a friend). It´s at least an hour and a half drive. I´d strongly advise you not to do this by night. The highway (not such) is lone and dark. By public transportation, forget it! Even locals do... More
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