Jaco Beach Costa Rica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Pacific of this beautiful Central American country. There are different types of activities and places to visit, the schedule will depend on whether you are traveling with family, as a couple or with a group of friends.
  1. Jaco Beach has activities for couples, families or group of friends, it is important that you define the type of vacation you want to have, that way you can better choose the tours, hotels and places to visit.
  2. The closer you are to the center of town the more noise and party atmosphere you will find, so if you are looking for more tranquility, hotels away from downtown can be a good option.
  3. Jaco Beach is a place that has “a little bit of everything” you will find nearby places with lots of nature and tranquility ideal for families as well as party places for adults only.

Undoubtedly, Jaco Beach Costa Rica is one of those favorite destinations for many of the tourists who visit the Central American country, one of the aspects that makes Jaco Beach highly attractive is the proximity to the Juan Santa Maria International Airport, from where you can arrive by ground transportation in a journey that takes about 1.2 hours.

In addition, Jaco Beach offers a great variety of activities, such as: Horseback riding tours, visits to national parks (Carara is the closest) and beautiful viewpoints where you can have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean (Adventure Dining and Villa Caletas) among many other activities.

In this guide, we will try to give you a list of activities to do in Jaco Beach as a couple, remember that, in case you have any questions you can contact us directly at info@translizano.com.

Private transportation to Jaco Beach

One of the most efficient ways to get from the airport to Jaco Beach is by hiring private transportation, this way you select the most convenient time, you don’t have to worry about driving, and you can make the most of your vacation.

Although public or collective transportation is an option, it is not the most efficient and even more so if you are coming to Costa Rica for a romantic vacation, since you will have to adjust your itinerary to the schedule of the collective transportation.

The most efficient option is always going to be to hire a private transportation service, which has an approximate price of USD $140 for each trip, you can consult about our transportation to Jaco Beach from this link or email us to info@translizano.com you can also write us via WhatsApp to +506 8823 5294.

Lodging for couples in Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach offers a great variety of hotels for couples, generally the preferred hotels are the ones that are a little bit away from the center of town (5–15 minutes by cab) for example, Hotel Doce Lunas, Paloma Blanca Condos, Villa Caletas.

As for the type of hotel, this will depend on the traveler and the type of accommodation you are looking for, for this we recommend taking a look at TripAdvisor and see the complete list of the most popular romantic hotels in Jaco Beach, you can see the list from this link.

These are some of the most outstanding for couple’s trips (honeymoon, anniversary or simply annual vacations)

Hotel Doce Lunas

Located 10 minutes driving or 25 minutes walking from Jaco city, this is a hotel that is close to nature, located in the town of “Quebrada Seca”. It is a hotel totally away from the hustle and bustle of the city, ideal for those looking for tranquility and a quiet vacation.

Near the hotel there are pastures, so you can see horses, cows and of course much of the flora and fauna of the Jaco area (iguanas, parakeets, many types of birds and sometimes macaws, among other species).


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Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery

This is a hotel located less than 5 minutes driving or 10 minutes walking from downtown Jaco, it is a small hotel without a lot of flora and fauna around, but it is ideal for those who want to be close to the city, you can walk to the beach.

Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery is an ideal hotel for couples looking to be close to the ocean, but without being on the beachfront.


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Crocs Resort & Casino

Located on the east end of town, a 5-minute drive or 10-minute walk from downtown Jaco, right across the street from the beach. The Crocs Resort & Casino hotel is ideal for those looking for an oceanfront Costa Rica vacation for two.

The Crocs Resort & Casino hotel offers activities such as, Casino, Stand-up comedy, Pool Bar, Gym, Sportsbook and more. As you may have already noticed, this hotel is ideal for those looking for a more party atmosphere.


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Important note
The beach in this sector is not the best, as the waves tend to be a bit bigger and depending on the season the sea can drag a lot of rocks, but you can easily walk to Madrigales Beach, located at the other end which is a sector in the same Jaco Beach, but with a lower swell and a beach with fewer rocks.


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Jaco Beach Couples Tours

We already mentioned transportation, lodging and some other tips when visiting Jaco Beach. Now let’s talk about activities for couples travel in Jaco.

It is important to mention that, the following activities are some of the most popular but not the only ones, because in Jaco you can find many things to do, you can find more tours from this link or contact us, and we will be glad to help you plan your Costa Rica vacations.

Horseback riding tour: discover the nature of the area

A horseback riding tour is an excellent option to discover the flora and fauna of Costa Rica, which is a country that hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity.

In addition to seeing beautiful places, this tour allows you to raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife and forests, and how this has an important impact worldwide.

Generally, the horseback riding tour is a half day tour, which includes round trip transportation, water, professional guide, horses well cared for and in optimal conditions. All this allows the tourist to get to know the nature that surrounds Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.

The Park at Ocean Ranch via Instagram
The Park at Ocean Ranch via Instagram

Tortuga Island: white sand, turquoise waters

Located in the Puntarenas area, Isla Tortuga is so named not because there are turtles or pirate treasures, but because of the shape of the island, which resembles a turtle.

This is a full day tour, leaving the hotel at approximately 7:00 am and returning around 5:00 or 6:00 pm.

The tour includes land transportation, marine transportation by catamaran to Tortuga Island, also includes lunch, drinks (some can be alcoholic if the client wishes), snack and some other tour for example: Snorkeling.


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Important information
There are some tours to Tortuga Island that depart from the coast of Los Suenos, Herradura, usually by speed boat. While others depart from the Port of Puntarenas are usually Catamaran tours. Depending on the tour operator, some do not include snorkeling, this must be paid separately, also the beach beds usually have an additional cost.

To make sure which tour is the best option for you, you can contact us by email at info@translizano.com or via our WhatsApp: +506 8823 5294.

A couple’s massage: expert hands will relieve your stress.

Whether you like to take tours in Jaco Beach or just relax with your partner, there is always an option to enjoy your stay in Jaco Beach.

Massages for couples are an excellent option to complement your stay, professional massages, which can be in the Spa or in the hotel room where you are staying, applied by professional and certified masseurs.

@nazareth_spa via Instagram
@nazareth_spa via Instagram

Romantic Restaurants in Jaco Beach

There is a great variety of gastronomic options in Jaco Beach, if we focus on romantic restaurants that offer a different experience, we can find restaurants with ocean view and surrounded by nature. For example, Adventure Dining, which is a rustic looking restaurant with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean.

Adventure Dining

A beautiful place, more than a restaurant. Adventure Dining is a benchmark for romantic dining in the Jaco area. Located in the Bijagual Mountains, 35 minutes from downtown Jaco Beach.

To get to the restaurant you will walk in the middle of a beautiful garden, which depending on the season is full of flowers native to the area, an excellent option to capture some beautiful photographs.

Arriving at the restaurant you will be greeted by the sunset and from one side you will be able to see the Bijagual Waterfall, two beautiful natural wonders that leave visitors in awe.

Generally the menu will depend on each day, this is not a restaurant that is open every day, because of this, the menu is very specific. In general the most popular meals are Filet Mignon, Seafood, Fish and of course salads.


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Villa Caletas

Unlike the Adventure Dining, the Restaurant located in Villa Caletas is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. It is a very beautiful place, it has an amphitheater from where you can watch the sunset while listening to the singing of birds native to the rainforest that is right next to it.

This amphitheater bar and restaurant is located 20 minutes from downtown Jaco Beach, and we recommend making a reservation before you go. If you need transportation, you can contact us, and we will be happy to arrange it for you.


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Hicaco Jaco

This is a restaurant located almost in the center of Jaco, open daily from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. It is characterized for being a fine place right on the beach. It offers a great variety of seafood, national and international cuisine as well as excellent wines.

This is an excellent option if you are looking for a good restaurant without having to travel far from downtown, plus you can watch the sunset from sea level, weather permitting.


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As we have seen, Jaco Beach is more than surfing, discos and casinos. You can also find tourism for couples looking for a quiet, romantic place surrounded by nature. That is why, it is important to research and plan your trip, this way you can make sure you choose the right stay and tours for your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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In Jaco Beach you will always find the ideal place and the right tours for your stay in Costa Rica, the important thing is to choose well the tours you are going to do, for example: If you come on an anniversary vacation, you may be interested in a dinner at the Adventure Dining and a view of the Manuel Antonio National Park rather than a disco break.

In the end, it really depends on the type of experience you are looking for during your Costa Rica vacation.

Jaco Beach offers a wide variety of activities for couples vacations; however, the ones most often requested by visitors are:

  1. Horseback riding tour
  2. Visit Tortuga Island
  3. Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  4. Romantic dinners
  5. Professional massages for couples
  6. Surfing lessons

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