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Address: Off, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Sunset like dat

Great beach to meet other travellers, and the sunset is absolutely unreal. Locals aren't too into it all the gringos but still super polite

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lu I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jaco is your typical beach town. I'm not sure if I had been dropped there I would have known it was Costa Rica or some other tropical country. It was very hot. Lots of tourist focused businesses, restaurants, gift shops, tour operators. Surfing is a main activity from what I can tell. It was a nice 'last stop' before we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice, local beach. It isn't over run with tourists, and overall is very clean. Good surfing if you're into that, but it's better up the coast to playa Hermosa.

Thank Scott K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beachy style strip with many good restaurants, but still many seedy shops and too many vacant store fronts. Sidewalks and streets are very rough, much disrepair - and lots of garbage strewn about - everywhere. They could use a street clean up business sponsorship program to tidy up the place. And the bridge over the stinky river at the north... More 

Thank Doug W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As beautiful as this beach is it has an estimated 30 deaths a month! Can you imagine how many families this effects? A family friend just lost his life to the waters of this beach. With no warnings how is any tourist supposed to know to avoid swimming here? This is terrible and an accident that could have been avoided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great beach to meet other travellers, and the sunset is absolutely unreal. Locals aren't too into it all the gringos but still super polite

Thank Lu I
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a clean black sand beach with big waves. It is probably good for surfing. We didn't see lots of people there during our visit. The town itself has lots of restaurants, bars and shops. It is not our kind of town though. This is our first time in Costa Rica and we didn't read the reviews about prostitution.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to spend time on the beach so we rented a condo for the week in Jaco. We were right on the beach. The view from our 7th floor room was unbelievably beautiful. The beach is very clean and the entire time we were there we didn't see even one beach vendor. There were rarely over 30 folks on... More 

Thank service23000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the beach a couple of times. And came down twice to see the sunsets which are gorgeous. The sun sets very quickly so make sure you get there on time.

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm water and hot sandy beaches . clean and friendly stretch of beach . good vibes and good surf . a relaxing place to pass the day

Thank MannyManolis
Sallisaw, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Jaco a lot in the last 20 years. IMHO, the beach is the best part of this little town. The temperature doesn't vary much, and usually a lot of sunshine and warm pacific waters. It can get wet during the rainy season, but that's life in Costa Rica in late summer and autumn. The beach stretches for about... More 

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