We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Different kind of beach for me” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach
Off, Jaco, Costa Rica
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$60*
and up
Surfing Lessons in Jaco Beach
Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in Jaco
Activities: Surfing
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
DuBois, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Different kind of beach for me”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The water was very warm. Loved the big waves and watching the surfers. Sand was dark and lots of stones. Maybe from volcanoes. Again the waves were awesome.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

622 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    186
    194
    154
    56
    32
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In July, this beach was almost empty during the week. On weekends it was more crowded, but it's a huge beach so it wasn't a problem. It is a very rocky beach, though, so you have to look for a sandy spot to go in the water unless you have very tough feet. This isn't really a great beach for swimming, though, as there are rip currents and rough waves. Go to Playa Herradura for safer swimming.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Rustic compared to others we had been to in Costa Rica. Playas del coco and hermosa were a tad cleaner.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spacious Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beach was nice because it had depth, at least 75 yards of beach. Everyone was able to have their own space. Very enjoyable to sit around have imperials.

Visited June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Relaxing waves, smooth sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Could listen to the surf all day, and all night. Sand is smooth as glass. Awesome bars along the beach.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jaco Beach also viewed

Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
 
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
Jaco, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to Jaco Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jaco Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.