Jaco was once an archetypal sleepy beach town. But it wasn’t long before Jaco Beach’s excellent waves began to draw foreign surfers in exponential numbers, especially because of the proximity to the Capital (less than two hours).
And Jaco is indeed boisterous. Discos, nightclubs, casinos, and dive bars populate Jaco’s streets (try Disco La Central, La Hacienda, Beatle Bar, or The Jungle). Fortunately, there’s plenty to see and do in Jaco that doesn’t involve buckets of Imperials.
For sport fisherman, the party is out at sea. The beaches north and south of town are much more scenic, and safer for swimmers. This beach town is turning into a perfect retirement home for Canadians and Americans.
Winter time in North America, makes Jaco beach the perfect second Vacation home to hundreds of tourists coming from those countries.
Today, Jaco beach Costa Rica is still the destination for all types of visitors. Local and foreigners alike enjoy all the facilities, attractions and conveniences of this diverse area, as well as its proximity to the capital.
Each unit has a kitchen ready for some cooking. Local grocery stores are Maxi Bodega, Mas X Menos, Mega Super, Super Compro and in Herradura, the Auto Mercado. Also, every friday there is a local ”Farmers Market” which is a fantastic option for finding a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. As a beach town, Jaco offers excellent fresh seafood from nearby fish shops.
Jaco presents many options for dining out as well. There are countless national and international restaurants, such us Lemon Zest, Wahoos, Pili Pili, Jaco Taco, Taco bar, El Bohio, El Hicaco, Grafitti, Wishbone, The Wok, Rioasis and so much more. Jacó also has some international options such as Pizza Hut, Subway, KFC, and Quiznos. Most restaurants offer express/delivery services.
Another eating option : the famous “sodas” (typical diners) “Sodas” offer a plate of food with a drink for less than $6.
Jaco is an excellent place to visit for its beach and warm tropical weather, its proximity to the biggest Costa Rican Airport and to many attractions such as Manuel Antonio National Park, Carara National Park. Jaco also provides visitors with beautiful sunsets, exciting nightlife, lively bars, bank services, souvenir stores, and more. The best option to enjoy Jaco is in afully equipped luxury condominium. Its comfort, privacy, security, space and services offered make it the ideal choice for lodging.
Stay by the beach in a luxury apartment & learn Spanish as well
IPAI is a Spanish school in Costa Rica, they offer Costa Rican host families for weekly immersion programs that include surfing classes. They have over 20 years of experience. Study and travel in Costa Rica in IPAI’s two campuses, Heredia and Jaco beach.
Small groups, 3-4 students per class (maximum), two-hour/four-hour day intensive lessons from Mon. to Fri, individual attention, certificate, registration fee and books included & placement examination.
Enjoy Jaco Beach and amazing sunsets!!!
Do you like Golf? Play Golf at Los Sueños Marriot (10 minutes driving from Monte Carlo)
La Iguana at Los Sueños offers an extraordinary encounter with nature at every hole. The majestic natural beauty that surrounds the course is rivaled only by the excitement and challenge of play. It is not uncommon to see playful monkeys, three-toed sloths, brilliant-colored toucans and scarlet macaws along the fairways. In fact, La Iguana’s forecaddies have been specially trained to point out over 150 species of wildlife to players and they make their way through the unique rainforest course. Designed by Ted Roninson Jr., this 18-hole, par-72 course combines incredible scenary with challenging golf.
Yoga and more
Jaco is home to Aurora Yoga & Wellness Center, located just behind The Wok at #8 La Casona. Aurora offers yoga and pilates classes.
Need to get rid of stress?? Spa Treatmeants
There are many renowned spa salons available where you can indulge your wishes. Highly qualified professionals and therapists are trained to deliver the best, either at the salons or in the comfort of your own condo. Treatments available in 30, 60, or 90 minute blocks are: Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Manicure, Pedicure and many others.
Just a couple of blocks away from the Monte Carlo, you can find the Cocal and the Barcelo Amapola. Just 15 minutes driving is the Marriot. Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Roulette and Slot Machines are there to have fun and try your luck.
Would you like to eat your own fish? Here is your Sport Fishing tour!
With an abundance of big game species and calm waters, Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is the most favored of the fishing destinations worldwide. Inshore fishing: rooster, snapper, grouper, Spanish mackeral, jack, wahoo, cubera, rainbow runner. Offshore fishing: sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, runa, mahi mahi, wahoo. We can arrange your perfect fishing day, with any of the different operators based in Herradura or Quepos, half day or full day.
There is a gym 5 minutes away from us. Located steps away from the beach. You can exercise for $6 a day, $16 per week and $28 per month.
Go to the Cinema
Now you can enjoy the beach, surf, adventure, nightlife, AND a good movie! Right across the street from the Monte Carlo, in the shopping Center ”Plaza Coral” there is new Movie theater–a great place to enjoy a good movie.