Things To Do in Jaco Beach

Many of the surfing lessons for all of Jaco Beach are given right in front of Casa Rio Mar. This is because is an ideal beach having little undertow, and the consistency of the waves having makes it good for beginners as well as challenging enough for intermediate surfers. For the experienced surfers you will find Playa Hermosa just a 5 min drive from the house which will give you the challenge you are looking for. Playa Hermosa hosts a weekly and yearly competition, some bringing competitor from around the word.


The Los Suenos Marina (5 minute drive from Casa Rio Mar) is where over 200 fishing boats are on docks. Boats that can be booked for day fishing trips range from 18 feet to 55 feet in length. You can catch all varieties of deep sea fish depending on the season: sailfish, marlin, grouper, snapper, wahoo and rooster fish, tuna, mahi mahi and spanish mackerel are but a few of the many types of fish that can be caught. If you are interested in a more unique fishing experience we will arrange your fishing trip out of Sierpe and Cano Island where you will travel 1 hour down the Sierpe River trough mangroves to the reach mouth of the ocean. The Costa Rica coastline is known as one of the best sports fishing locations in the world.


You may choose form 2 and 4 hour ATV Tours which are available in Jaco. You will pick you up and taken to where the ATV tour starts before starting the expedition into the beach and forest. You can cruise the beach or go up in to the mountains for incredible views of the coastline and valley while you speed your ATV for an adventurous experience.


Men on horses routinely come by the house to see if anyone wants to go for a ride. The horses are well trained and easy to ride. On the two hour tour they take you up to the hills around Jaco Beach, culminating into a spectacular view of all of Jaco bay. If you would like to schedule it we will make sure to do it for you. Another options for horseback riding lovers is Ocean Ranch, a private 880 acres preserve including 3 waterfalls and amazing forest. Truly a memorable experience.


Some of the best canopy tours are located in Jaco beach. Jaco is merged into a tropical forest so you will always enjoy amazing views to the jungle while you zip line high up in the trees or above the canopy. We have an option of combining the canopy tour with water rapelling, ATVs, horseback riding or guided hikes.


One of the most memorable tours you can take is the Crocodile man tour. After about a 20 min in the bus ride you board a covered boat for about four hours a river leading into the ocean. You will see indigenous birds, wildlife and crocodiles, lots of crocodiles. The highlight of the tour is when one of the guards feeds a piece of raw chicken to a crocodile at least 10 feet long – right beside the boat! Not a tour to be missed.


The town of Jaco has been a surf town for Americans since the 1960’s. The main street in Jaco is filled with restaurants, gift shops, clothing shops and souvenir stands plus all the business the locals frequent. You will find handmade jewelry, local paints and pieces of art form local artists. Start at the south end of town and walk your way north along main street and you will find any type of shop you want. Most of the stores take credit cards.


There are well over 100 restaurants in the greater Jaco area serving a wide variety of choices including local cuisine, gourmet, organic meals and fresh seafood. We will be happy to recommend our favorite restaurants. There are many other activities we can organize for you. Here just some examples of other tours and activities:

  • Water Rafting Tour
  • Manual Antonio National Park Tour
  • Monkey Tour
  • Yoga Lessons
  • Paint Lessons
  • Night Walk in the rainforest
  • Catamaran boat ride to Tortuga Island
  • Party Fishing Boat

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