Welcome to Jaco
Welcome to Jaco, a coastal haven just a short 1.5-hour drive from Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). As the nearest major beachside destination to the bustling capital city of San Jose, Jaco offers a perfect blend of accessibility and natural beauty.
Nestled within a wide cove, Jaco boasts a stunning backdrop of rolling green hills, jungle, and expansive farm pastures. The beach itself forms a graceful, long gray arc, framed by rocky points on each end. Against this picturesque canvas, you'll find a vibrant tapestry of palm trees, surfside hotels, charming souvenir and boutique shops, and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. Occasionally, mid-to-high-rise condo complexes dot the skyline, adding a touch of modern elegance to the coastal scenery.
Known as one of Costa Rica's most developed beach towns, Jaco takes pride in its bustling main strip that runs parallel to the sandy shores. Here, life pulsates both day and night, offering a dynamic blend of entertainment and relaxation. While Jaco has built a reputation for its lively party atmosphere, especially in the bars, the town has evolved over the years. Today, it is not just a destination for adult-only nighttime activities; it's a place that extends a warm welcome to visitors of all ages and interests, including families.