Destination guide

Why people love visiting adventurous Jaco

The beaches and rainforest provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Jaco. This relaxing city is known for its surfing, ziplining and local tours. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Jaco

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy Jaco for its surfing, ziplining and swimming. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Jaco has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Neo Fauna (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Hacienda las Agujas (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Bejuco Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Jaco

Travellers speak highly of Jaco for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, April, May, March and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Jaco

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Jaco is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jaco Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Herradura Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Mantas Beach (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Esterillos Beach (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Carara National Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Jaco

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 39.2 mi (63.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 40.9 mi (65.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Jaco?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,041 holiday lettings around Jaco. From 554 flats & apartments to 83 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Jaco?

Don't just spend a morning at the beach. Round up your crew and find a place on its doorstep! The sound of lapping waves and extraordinary ocean views? Coming right up! Luckily, there are 357 beachside holiday rentals to spirit yourself away to. Alternatively, you may be searching for a different sort of setting. HomeAway has countless rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 353 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 323 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 301 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Jaco?

Sharing is great. But sharing bunks and bathrooms with a bunch of strangers can sometimes be a bit much. Make the most of the time you've got with your loved ones in a condo rental. The extra space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, HomeAway has 475 to browse through. Book now and you could be spending as little as £32 per night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 449 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Apartment: 137 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Villa: 94 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.

Can I stay in Jaco in a large group?

There's nothing better than being somewhere new with close friends and family. And the good news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. Condo holiday rentals are the leading option here for large groups of travellers. Our worldwide database presently has 236 available. If you're planning on travelling in a big group, the holiday properties that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 1,311 properties to rent suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as £31.
  • Require somewhere for 8 guests? We have 396 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £39 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 204 properties for rent that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £31 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your grandpa and all your besties to Jaco.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Jaco?

Reduce those steep accommodation costs with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find a range of unique holiday rentals and save heaps! Bandera is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 4 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £105 a night, it isn't hard to see why. Quebrada Seca is another place to consider. We have holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £114 a night.