Jaco Beach Hotels and Resorts: Overview
From the north end of the beach to the south, hotels in Jaco – Costa Rica’s most popular beach town – are strung along the sand like iridescent pearls.
Ranging from small cabinas to luxury resorts, few are more than two stories high. And unlike in Mexico, there are no high-rises
Jaco Hotels with an Ocean View
Most hotels in Jaco are on the beach or a short stroll away, and all are situated within walking distance of the main street.
And if you choose one that is more secluded, such as on the south end, taxi fares are rarely more than a dollar (U.S.) to any part of town.
The beach curves gracefully along the Pacific shoreline. You can walk the length of the beach in a half hour or so. A less than well-maintained road makes it easy to move around.
Set barely a block from the ocean, this two-lane street is the “main drag.” (It gets sloppy during rainy season, and pot holes are a year ’round factor)
Things to Do and Eat in Jaco
Sport fishing for dorada and snapper, tuna and more in offshore boats and charters is a great way to start the day.
Canopy tours, rafting, dining, nightlife — the vast range of entertainment options in this lively resort area are only a few of the things that put this piece of tropical on the map.
There are also nature hikes, horseback riding and parasailing.
You’ll find the country’s widest array of restaurants here, as well as the liveliest nightlife scene outside the capital. (There are tons more restaurants and popular bars on the north end, such as the Beatle Bar, than on the south.)
If you are looking for the Pacific coast town that has the most things to do, most places to stay and is most active throughout the year as well as during High Season, this is the perfect spot.
And from Jaco’s convenient location on the mid-Pacific coast, you can take day trips to Manuel Antonio, Arenal and Puntarenas, each with its own unique attractions.