Palm trees, blue skies, sparkling blue ocean, warm sand and rainforest … our tropical paradise of Jacó, Costa Rica inspires you to be outside in the warm weather and sunshine.
Besides being one of the most easily accessible regions in Costa Rica, Jacó Beach is in the center of two famous Costa Rica national parks, world renowned surfing, gorgeous beaches, and so many tours and attractions you can’t help but have fun!
For things to do in Jacó Beach, Costa Rica, here are our guests’ most popular activities.
CANOPY ZIP LINE TOUR
Flying high up in the tree canopy on a controlled, safe zip line tour is positively exhilarating! And all ages can do it, from young children to grandparents.
CARARA NATIONAL PARK
Carara National Park offers easy walking trails (including universal access trails), beautiful jungle and good tourist facilities. Some of the best bird watching in Costa Rica is here with over 400 species identified.
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
Rugged lush coastal rainforest, picture-perfect white-sand beaches, turquoise coves, and incredible wildlife spotting – it’s no wonder that Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most visited national parks.
JACÓ BEACH SURFING
Some of the best surfing in Costa Rica is in Jacó, with national and international surfing championships held regularly on Jacó Beach and neighboring Hermosa Beach. Learn to surf in Costa Rica – it’s easy with several surf schools in the Jacó area.
CROCODILE TOUR ON THE TARCOLES RIVER
Go for an action-packed adventure on a river boat safari that takes you up the Tarcoles River and through mangrove forest to see wildlife up close, including more than 30 kinds of birds, iguanas, and of course crocodiles.
Enjoy the ocean breeze and the beautiful coastline on a Jacó sailing tour. Sunset tours are especially spectacular. Keep watch for dolphins, whales, sea turtles and manta rays. Charter tours depart from Herradura Beach and Los Sueños Marina.
TORTUGA ISLAND ADVENTURE
Full-day cruises take you to this picturesque island to enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and hiking. Cruise amenities and a delicious beach buffet make this adventure unforgettable.
HORSEBACK RIDING TO RAINFOREST WATERFALLS
Have fun on a beautiful horseback riding tour in Jacó. Tours take you on trails through rainforest and hillside pastures to impressive waterfalls.
Exciting Jacó Buggy Tours take you up into the green mountains behind Jacó to see panoramic views of the Pacific Coast and Nicoya Gulf and Peninsula.
Go for a nice beach walk along Jaco’s 2.5-mile-long, wide, curving bay. Early in the morning or at sunset is when the light is prettiest and it is cooler.