Catch Waves and a Sunset at Playa Jacó

Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

Good Surf. Big, Open Beach. Public. Close to San Jose. Great Spot for Sunset. Free Camping on the Beach.

There are hotels nearby, but if you are staying in San Jose this is a great day trip since it is only a couple of hours away by bus. Jaco is a big, wide open beach with room for everyone. Even on packed days, it doesn't feel very crowded. It's a pretty famous surf spot in Costa Rica, but even with its popularity, you will still be likely to get your fair share of waves.

There are palm trees for good shade and to hang your hammock from. Watch out for stray beach dogs stealing your food.

Pack List

  • Hammock
  • Swimsuit
  • Surf Board
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Sun Screen
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Bodysurfing, Surfing, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Adult Beverages
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

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Great Surf and Sunsets

Just down from the famous Tamarindo Beach, this is another gem for surfing and relaxing. It can get crowded, so just respect everyone, say hello and enjoy the punchy beach-break.

Great waves when I was there. There's also a small restaurant with good gallo pinto just up the road, walking distance, from the main break.


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