Catch Waves and a Sunset at Playa Jacó

Costa Rica Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

Added by Eric Bennett

  • 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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Bodysurfing, Camping, Chillin, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

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Year Round



Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

over 1 year ago

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.

over 1 year ago

Added by Eric Bennett

Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

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