Things to do in Jaco Beach Costa Rica

Jaco Beach Costa Rica is a small town that has become one of the main touristic regions of the country. This is because of the beautiful beach, the nearby natural beauties. It is a place where you can also spend a lot of time wondering around, shopping and visiting the restaurants and bars.

There are also tons of adventures to be had in the surrounding forest and off of the coast for adventurers, nature lovers and people of all ages.

Here are 17 things to do in and around Jaco Beach Costa Rica:

ATV Tours – Exploring mountainous terrain on an all-terrain vehicle has never been this daring before. Half-day tours include a swimming pit stop in a cool waterfall.

Bird and Wildlife Viewing – One of the only two places in all of Costa Rica to see scarlet macaws, sloths, crocodiles and tons of other bird species is Carara National Park.

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Canoeing & Sea Kayaking – Climb into an outrigger canoe (seating up to 8 people) or travel by sea kayak to deserted beaches. Tours depart daily with a trained guide, transportation and equipment.

Canopy Tour – This is one of the most popular and fun things to do in Costa Rica. There are several canopy tours being offered in the country, so you get to pick.

with all the combinations available: aerial tram ride, zip-lines, suspension bridges, rappel lines, and Tarzan swings. Contact us for a tour.

Day Spas – You have two options in Jaco to spoil yourself:

1. Go to the spas where you get a therapeutic hot stone massage, a ginger-lime body wrap, facials, pedicures, body scrubs, and all kinds of pampering packages.
2. Or, let the spa come to you.

Tortuga Island – This island is between Jaco and Nicoya Peninsula with beautiful white sanded beaches and crystal clear waters. You can spot dolphins, turtles and whales on your way over there.

Golfing – Award winning golf course at Los Suenos Resort offers a fun day of golfing. Location: Playa Herradura, 5 minutes north of Jaco

Hiking – Carara National Park has easy to moderate trails with tons of wildlife watching opportunities. Sign up for a tour with naturalist guides, transport to the park and beverages.

Safari Boat Ride – Wanna have a close encounter with an American crocodile measuring up to 12 feet in length? How about anhinga, herons, egrets, ibis, ducks, and kingfishers? Then sign up for a safari boat ride that takes you deep along the Tarcoles River and its mangrove estuaries. The two-hour boat tour includes transportation, guide and beverages.

Horseback Riding – What better way to discover backcountry roads, hidden waterfalls and deserted beaches than from the high seat of a mounted horse. Let the horses take you off the beaten track along beaches and through forested trails. Do something you don’t do everyday!

Jet Skis – Take a 2.5 hour tour to isolated bays, beaches and islands. Tours include a trained guide and jet skis.

Gambling – Or in this case Viva Jaco! You’ve got plenty of casinos all around the Jaco area to try your luck at.

Rafting – Rafters of all levels will love a full day rafting trip down the Naranjo and Savegre rivers. River classed II – IV. Sign up for a single or multi-day
adventure.

Sail or Catamaran Tours – Sail from Jaco in a gorgeous sailboat or a catamaran. These specialty half-day cruises include snorkeling, dolphin watching and lunch or dinner. Romantic Sunset tours.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving – Plenty of great snorkeling adventures once you board a sailboat or catamaran.

Surfs Up! – Wanna surf like a pro and hit those hot surf spots with gusto? Well you’re in the right place for instruction. Tons of surf shops, surf schools and surf camps offer instruction for all levels with board rental. Contact us for more info and rip it up!

Sport Fishing – Year round sports fishing is available thanks to the warm waters of the Central Pacific Coast. Charters leaving from Los Suenos Marina in Herradura Bay focus on catching giant sailfish. Go out 15-30 miles and the anglers regularly pull in marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna. Or do some inshore fishing near the reefs, river mouths and estuaries where roosterfish, snapper, mackerel and snook are common. You can get single or multi-day packages suiting all budgets.

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After reading all of that information all you have to do is pick your favorite adventures and spend a couple of super busy yet fun days. So come and explore the beauties of the area Jaco Beach in Costa Rica.

 

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3 Responses to Things to do in Jaco Beach Costa Rica

  1. Jennifer says:

    My, how Jaco Beach has changed! There were none of these things available 16 years ago when I was there.
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  2. Jaco Beach does sound like a nature lovers paradise! I love that you even suggest allowing the spa to come to you!

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