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.

Jaco Beach

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (928)
All photos (928)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Off, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Jaco Beach
from $75.00
More Info
from $86.40
More Info
from $95.00
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
Reviews (1,511)
Filter reviews
1,199 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice beach black sand surf town south end big waves costa rica rip tides san jose warm water night life low tide great waves surfing lessons learn to surf pura vida surf school horseback riding
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,199 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Palm, right on the beach. Enjoyed walking on the beach, stopping for a drink at the little restaurant facing the beach.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank judyTucson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach was pretty even in the Rain. Stopped looked at sites and went in town to eat .Resturant was called Cafe Del Mar Excellent food. Had the Fresh Sea Bass Calimari ,and sides. Jonathon Zapato was are wonderful server. Did a great job and full...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Etta L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place!!! My son has lived on and off for years and we had never made it. Well he had some spear fishing tours to do so my wife and I came out with his girlfriend, having such a great time. You have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank baitedbreath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A once in a lifetime visit to this marvellous an safe country. We took a private chauffeur and private guide. Both of them are very experienced in what they do. They do all en let you see all what you want, and they showed us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Geert Werbrouck... K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is simply not safe in Jaco. It feels like there is lots of drug activity. The beach is also very dirty and the riptides are dangerous. Not a fun stay.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OldandWellTravelled
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Not a great place for a family vacation. Casinos and prostitution and bachelor parties. Great place for people looking for great surfing and crazy nightlife.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank vyctoriag
Reviewed May 6, 2019

If hookers and blow, dirty beaches, and aggressive and territorial locals is your thing, have at it. I’ll never go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bret F
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Pretty commercial down town, good news is that you can get out of town to explore in the mountains and national parks. Good surf for sure, the beach has rivers flowing into it, good sunsets, and a nice walk along the beach for exercise. A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank angus m
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

You don’t go to Jaco for the beach. It’s a good beach, but there are better ones around. You go because of the atmosphere or waves / water. The good thing about Jaco beach is it is in walking distance to a lot of great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank garyj907
Reviewed April 14, 2019

This is the most popular beach in CR according to a local. It's about 1.5 hours from the capital so it draws a lot of locals on the weekends. The beaches are strew with rocks, has course, dirty sand, and twigs and leaves from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank edw402
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 39 nearby hotels
Hotel Mar de Luz
551 reviews
.28 miles away
Hotel Villa Creole
132 reviews
.32 miles away
Cabinas Alice
18 reviews
.34 miles away
Villas Estrellamar
40 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 210 nearby restaurants
The Beer House
223 reviews
.33 miles away
The Pizza Shop
479 reviews
.34 miles away
Isaga Bar and Restaurante
200 reviews
.34 miles away
Zona K by Kenia Salas
101 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 191 nearby attractions
Rain Forest Adventure
51 reviews
.30 miles away
Lost Beach Tours
272 reviews
.23 miles away
Jaco Tours & Sportfishing
129 reviews
.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 19, 2019|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
The best most intmate small but classy place we found was Lemon Zest! Service and food incredible!! Our rental company suggested it and it could not have been better! If yo wear shorts and flip flops... More
February 14, 2019|
Response from lviola68 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, I was only there for the day, afternoon, it poured for the most of the afternoon, maybe one of the hotels can answer that question, good luck
February 13, 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from scarter356 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Sorry I can't help you with info on renting beach chairs and umbrellas. We stayed at VRBO and they had the chairs available for use.