Because of its location, a mere two hours away from San José, Jacó might be the most popular beach in Costa Rica, with both locals and tourists finding it to be the perfect weekend getaway. Part of the Puntarenas province, Jacó is known for its reputation as the Costa Rican party town by excellence. However the city can also accommodate people in search of a more relaxed time by offering warm beaches and isolated areas ideal for fishing and kayaking.
The beach extends for over two miles and is mostly blessed with warm temperatures. Jacó can get quite humid depending on the time of the year, but the ocean water always remains refreshing, which also makes it an affable spot for surfing. Jacó neighbors the bay of Herradura as well as the popular Playa Hermosa. Nearby attractions also include the Carara National Park, whose most famous inhabitants, the Scarlet Macaws, welcome you flying as you drive down the road.
- Playa Hermosa is home to a widely known surfing contest that takes place each year and attracts contestants from all over the world.
- Jacó is notorious for its sportfishing, given that its seas are home to various fish species.
- Jacó offers all kinds of accommodations but is known for its luxurious private condos and villas.