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Jaco Highlights tour
A unique experience from Jaco beach including all the highlights or hidden sights of the area enjoyable from driving and additionally the river cruise and an authentic local food experience at our beach front restaurant.
per adult
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Ages 3-99, max of 60 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • boat fees, equipment for photos.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time changes for some hotels located further such as Los Suenos and Villa Caletas.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160438P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Jaco Highlights tour?
Jaco Highlights tour price starts from $89.00. Discover and book Jaco Highlights tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Jaco Highlights tour cancellation policy?
Jaco Highlights tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Jaco Highlights tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Jaco Highlights tour?
Jaco Highlights tour is hosted by Odyssey Tours Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Odyssey Tours Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Jaco Highlights tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160438P7

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About the operator
Odyssey Tours Costa Rica
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Joined in July 2009

#3 of 45 Outdoor Activities in Puntarenas
  • scharfg1
    Good, fun tour for good price (my tour itinerary is missing)
    Our guide Carlos (nicknamed Charlie Sheen) was waiting for us as we got to the end of the pier at 8am, there were 4 in our group and 4 from another group, so lots of room in the air conditioned bus. Bus had wifi! Charlie and the Driver Jugo were very good and spotted many things for us. Charlie had a spotting scope to help locate birds etc and then he would take pictures of them for us with our phone cameras. Itinerary info: We left the pier about 8:05am. 1) 8:20am Monkey stop, 8:50lv, Capuchin monkeys taking supplied bananas from us (there was about 15 of them), very cool 2) 925am fruit/smoothie/snack/souvenir stop with Bano break (look for crocodiles downstream side of bridge), 950am lv fruit stand 3) 10am small town of Santa Lucia arrive at Pura Vida Gardens Eco Lodge beside river for Banos, bird watching/vegetation/critter tour. 1055hrs lv 4) 11am Tarcorlas Village for River croc/bird tour - 11:10 on boat, 11:20lv dock for river tour - 12:30 return to dock, 12:35 lv. Saw crocs, birds etc 5) 12:40 stop to see wild Mckaws, saw ~8 in the trees, got good photos with spotting scope, 1pm lv 6) 1:10pm good lunch Vista Mar restaurant included lemon aid 2:10pm lv 7) 2:15pm arrive at Look Out view, 2:25pm lv 8) 2:35pm, stop at souvenir market/place (free coffee and fruit sample), 3:00pm lv (large expensive retail like store). 3:40pm arrive back at Dock, no time for City tour. Was a good tour and less expensive than those offered by the ship.
  • Martha S
    Martha S
    Park and beach tour
    I joined 11 other folks on this tour of Manuel Antonio Park. This is one of the tours that originates in Jaco, so I was able to get picked up in Esterillos Oueste. We stopped at a little bakery in Parrita where I got a delicious spicy and savory arreglada and some coffee. The guide let us know our lunch choices and put in the order ahead of time so the meal was ready when we arrived at the restaurant in Quepos after the park tour. The walk in the park followed the main path to the beach. We walked slowly and our guide expertly picked out multiple flora and fauna. He took photos through the scope and shared them with us after. We saw all the usuals. At the beach we had an hour to swim or walk around. **Notes about the park: Lunch wasn’t until 2 (no food allowed in the park ), so plan accordingly. I would have eaten two arregladas! Even if you have been traveling with and reusing the same plastic water bottle for two weeks, if it is of the sort that can be bought already containing water, it is not allowed in the park. You will have to buy an expensive, cheaply made plastic or metal bottle just outside the entrance, which the vendor will fill from plastic disposable water bottles. Lol.
  • debs0712
    Great tour!!
    I had booked a tour with Odyssey Tours before the pandemic and we had to cancel. They refunded our deposit and I promised that I would book with them when we rescheduled our cruise. I always emailed with Alvaro and he was organized and prompt in his communication with me. Our tour guide was Albert and he was great. I don’t know the name of the driver but he was very helpful to me because I was using a wheelchair. We toured for about 4-1/2 hours and we saw the monkeys and did a boat tour to see the crocodiles. We had such a fun guide on the boat. His English was very good and he was knowledgeable and funny. I don’t hesitate to recommend Odyssey Tours!!!
  • jayj948
    One of the best shore excursions we've ever been on. Jam packed agenda, monkeys, Crocs, loads of birds, and a guide skilled at spotting macaws and toucans we would have never seen on our own. Big shout out to tour guide Nestor for a great day.
  • 506SimonG
    Fabulous day out.
    Picked up at the end of the pier. Albert was a fantastic guide and together with Enrico, they took us off the beaten track and into some amazing places. Alberts knowledge of trees and nature were a real bonus. His use of a hand scope to capture pictures was another added bonus
  • K5595BCkristinm
    Wonderful Tour with Great Tour Guide!
    What a wonderful way to see so much of the area in a short time! Our tour guide, Albert, was absolutely wonderful, so informative and kind. We really enjoyed talking with him and he went out of his way to do things that passengers asked about. He also knew just where to go to see the different animals. The scope was such a nice tough to see the macaws! We were on a cruise ship and had zero concerns about missing the ship, we had plenty of time. The driver even knew how to avoid a lot of the traffic that was backed up for miles and miles! Highly recommend!
  • Shelley R
    Shelley R
    Great tour! Better than the crowded cruise ship excursions.
    Great small tour. Came in on a cruise ship and were there to meet us. Al was our guide. He was full of knowledge and answered a lot of questions. A great way to spend a few hours in Costa Rica!
  • 798prernam
    This was a beautiful experience! Carlos was the best tour guide ever! He was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious.My group and I were laughing the whole time! He made us feel safe and comfortable and ensured we had a lot of fun! And we did!
  • danielfV5984SU
    Cancelled tour. Was going to be the highlight of Costa Rica
    Tour was cancelled 2 days before leaving. Why are you still allowed to book?? Please take the tour down to avoid disappointing more people.
  • J9634GKjoycec
    The best tours n Costa Rica!
    As always, Odyssey tours was fabulous!! We went to San Jose, Sarchi and Grecia. Our guide, Charlie, was excellent and knowledgable.. He made our day interesting and fun! Our driver, Ricardo was an excellent driver! We have always referred Odyssey to others and will continue to do so! Thanks to Diego for coming to greet us at the port!
  • 955AVP
    All the best of Puntarenas, Costa Rica!
    On April 18, 2023 we toured the area around Puntarenas, Costa Rica as a small group of two couples led by tour guide Albert. Albert was knowledgeable of the area, the country, and offered commentary that was very interesting and articulate in English. We saw many monkeys, birds and crocodiles. Albert and the driver took us to places where no large bus could go such as a fishing village, down narrow roads to embark on a jungle river cruise with The Crocodile Man boat tours and another typical small village. The lunch provided at a sea view restaurant was fantastic. Based on our experience we can highly recommend Odessey Tours in general and Albert in particular.
  • JohnRoady
    Well worth the time and money
    Our guide was Lester, and he was very knowledgeable and able to teach us well. We learned a lot about the animals and plants of Costa Rica and I consider it money so spent.
  • 496tamaran
    Best Excursion ever!
    I went today with my mom and another 2 people from the Cruise Ship. Prior to this, communicating was very easy with Odyssey via What'sApp and they were prompt in responding. We paid when we got there. The driver Enrique and our tour guide Ronald waited for us in a Mercedes minivan, comfortable with AC and Wifi. The tour was amazing. Ronald was the best tour guide ever. He showed us everything and answered every question. We saw monkeys, went on a crocodile tour, they provided great lunch, went something up the mountains in the van and got a great view of the city. Ronald had a telescope and took pictures for us through it of every bird there is. He is so knowledgeable of all the different species and other animals. We also went to a nice resort that felt like a jungle. Also stopped by a souvenir shop. Our ship had to depart little earlier than initially stated and they accommodated the tour accordingly and brought us back 30 mins before like we asked them to. Overall, this is so worth the money and more. No way you could see all of this on your own in 7 hours. Make sure to tip these guys well. Best tour ever! Thank you Ronald and Odyssey tours.
  • KenMc97201
    Educational and easy way to tour Manuel Antonio National Park!
    Manuel Antonio National Park is a must-see if you are in the area, and this tour company did a good job of making our visit fun, educational and easy. The van that transported us from Jaco to the park was clean and comfortable, with free wifi and good air conditioning. The tour of the park was educational (learning about the flora and fauna, as well as the wildlife). We didn't see as many animals as we had expected to see, but that is not something the tour company could control. (We did see two kinds of monkeys, a sloth, bats, frogs, birds, etc.) The lunch was not spectacular, but it was nice to have a hot meal and a cool beverage after walking through the jungle and then hanging out on the beach. Speaking of beverage, the tour was advertised as providing bottled water, but none was offered to us. Also, kudos to our guide (Ronnie)...there were some challenging issues and people in our group, and he handled everything very professionally!
  • reannatong
    Fruits, monkeys, crocodiles, macaws, and nature--lots to see!
    For a group that wants to take it easy and see sights mostly from a car, this was a great tour! Our guide Geraldo was incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. Each of the stops on the tour were interesting. We especially liked the stop to feed the monkeys and learning about the leaf that looks like an ear. The monkeys were surprisingly gentle and fun to observe. Our group was slow-moving and we never felt like we were being rushed along. Thanks, Geraldo!
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6 reviews
Very good

Scottsdale, AZ16 contributions
May 2023
This is by far the best tour and transportation company in Costa Rica. I have been coming to Costa Rica for over 30 years and have used numerous tour & travel companies. It is a hit or miss proposition. About a dozen years ago I found Odyssey.
All their vehicles are new and state of the are with Wi-Fi. Their drivers are super courteous and knowledgeable. Whenever I have friends or family coming to Costa Rica, I always recommend this company and have never been disappointed. Weather you just need transportation or an adventure tour, you can't go wrong with them.
Written May 31, 2023
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American Fork, UT344 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We ended up booking this excursion through Viator but wished we had booked directly with the local company directly. We were met at the port by our driver. There was our group of 4 and another couple of 2. We were told 2 different times to meet at the end of the pier, but luckily we got off the ship early and they didn’t have to wait for us. Allen, our driver was knowledgeable and shared information about the area. We were taking to an area right off the main road where we saw monkeys and were able to feed them banana slices and get as many photos as we wanted. We then drove south to where we boarded a boat for a 30 minute ride down the river towards the ocean while the guides explained bout the birds in the area and crocodile habitat. We then proceeded back up the rive nod about 100 yards past where we caught the bot, we found a large male crocodile one one side of the river and a larger female on the other side. We ere Blue to get plenty of photos.
We then drove to a local restaurant where a delicious lunch was provided.
We then headed south to a beach area where we were able to walk on the beach nd check out several of the local vendors. After about an hour t this location, we started the drive back to the port, arriving in plenty of time to catch the ship. Overall we enjoyed our day.
Written May 30, 2023
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5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Three days of tours from ATVs, Crocodiles and monkeys to ocean fishing! We had the best time. Byron was the best, just ask for him and he will take care of you!
Written March 17, 2021
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