Costa Rica Vacation At Jaco Beach
Jaco Beach sits directly in front of Jaco and is very, very popular but, in my opinion, nearby beaches just a couple of miles or kilometers away, are much better. There are fewer people and the waters are some of the purest on earth. The best beaches are awarded Blue Flag ecological certifications for cleanliness.
If you’re a surfer or wannabe, it is strongly recommended that you check out spectacular Hermosa Beach, a couple of miles south of Jaco. Though it is not good for safe swimming due to its currents, it is pristine and pure with some of the best surfing on the planet. How good is Costa Rica surfing here? Think world class. Every year professional surfers descend upon Hermosa to participate in a week of world surfing championships. Watch them during the days or party with them at night in Jaco.
In addition to great surfing and partying, the around around Jaco is filled with other great vacation activities.
Visit Arenal, Irazu, or Poas volcanoes, all still active. Windsurf at Lake Arenal in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano}.
Visit fabulous Corcovado National Park, described by National Geographic as the most biologically intense place on earth. Take your life in your hands and bungee jump into a deep gorge just outside Jaco. Zipline through tropical forests, whitewater raft, go sea kayaking. Or just lay back and enjoy the beach and romantic sunsets.
And, if you like to fish (or want a new experience), take a day charter from Jaco. The waters are often teeming with wonderful fish, from 400 pound marlin to sailfish, schools of tuna, and dozens of other species. Costa Rica offers some of the world’s great off-shore fishing and remember: the worst day of fishing is better than the best day of working.
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