Jaco Beach, Costa Rica is conveniently close to San Jose, yet perfectly placed near the forest and sea.
Situated along the Central Pacific coast, Jacó is among the most popular beaches for Costa Ricans due to its proximity to San José and just over an hour’s drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport. This area is famous for surf and has experienced rapid development over the last few years. Visitors will find a variety of restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and souvenir shops. Nightlife entertainment is abundant, as are fine and casual dining options.
Herradura Beach, located just 5 minutes North of Jaco, is a fast growing area where visitors will find exclusive restaurants, several luxurious gated communities, and world class, 200 slip marina. This region is further enhanced by Carara National Park, which protects a transitional zone between the southern rainforest and the northern tropical dry forest, and is home to the scarlet macaw.
The area’s scenic beauty allows travelers to take part in a wide variety of leisure or adventure-filled activities that may combine both beach and the striking tropical forest.