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Top 5 Things to do at the Jacó Beach

Many visitors come to Costa Rica to disconnect from the outside world and simply relax. Others want to do a variety of activities, go out on the town, and, of course, visit the country’s famous beaches.

Jaco is one of Costa Rica’s most developed beach towns, and the main strip, which runs parallel to the sand, is lively both day and night.

This post will go over the top five adventures you should include in your itinerary for this popular central Pacific coast destination.

Water Rafting

Adventure calls, and it doesn’t get much better than rafting down Costa Rica’s impressive rivers on a whitewater rafting tour. You’re in for an adrenaline-fueled ride down the Savegre River, which winds through Costa Rica’s remote backcountry. It’s ideal for the brave at heart! This adventure includes breathtaking sights such as breathtaking waterfalls, panoramic views, and majestic canyon walls. 

River in Costa Rica

Tortuga Island Tour

Spend a delightful day in a tropical island paradise with your toes in the sand as the warm ocean breeze caresses your skin and the rhythmic surf soothes your soul. Tortuga Island, the jewel of the Nicoya Gulf, will provide you with a sunny day. Snorkel, swim, or simply relax in a hammock before enjoying a beach buffet with tropical cocktails.

Tortuga Island

Charter Fishing 

What could be better than spending a day sportfishing with your own personal fishing charter captain on the crystal blue waters of Herradura Bay? When on vacation in Jaco, you don’t want to miss out  this! Herradura Bay is home to Costa Rica’s largest international sport fishing charter fleet, ensuring that you catch the big one!

Tourists fishing in Costa Rica

ATV Tours

An exhilarating ATV tour through Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife, tropical rainforest, pristine beaches, and remote villages! Your tour guide will take you to all of the highlights and most beautiful views, such as a cascading waterfall, panoramic lookout points, and a pond where you can cool off and fish for tilapia.

Tourists enjoying an ATV ride


Costa Rica is well well-known for its fantastic surfing, and the Jaco area is unquestionably one of the country’s best. Surf shops are scattered throughout town, making it simple and inexpensive to rent a board or take a lesson. The smaller waves at Playa Jaco are ideal for learning or shaking off the rust if you haven’t been out in a while.

Playa Hermosa is just to the south for the more experienced. This world-class surfing beach is known for having the country’s most consistent waves. 

Woman surfing at Jaco Bach

If our top five picks don’t provide enough adventure for your trip to Jaco, you can also go horseback riding through the mountains and along the beaches, take surfing lessons, or go on a crocodile river safari down the Tarcoles River. 

In Jaco, Costa Rica, your adventure awaits! Book your stay with Jaco Royale today and prepare for the best vacation of your life!