Costa Rica Travel – Playa Jaco is one of the most developed beach towns in Costa Rica and the closest beach to San Jose. This bustling beach town is the most visited coastal destination in Costa Rica because of its party-like atmosphere and laid-back attitude. The beach is a 4 kilometer strip that boasts of world renowned surfing, vibrant nightlife, wide-ranging dining and phenomenal nature and aquatic activities.
Among the numerous adventure tours and activities you can enjoy while in Jaco, I have listed the most popular Jaco Tours available to you during your stay in Costa Rica.
ATVs (2, 3 and 4 hours)
This tour is a must if you want to experience a trip of a lifetime when in Costa Rica. You can enjoy exploring the wonders of Jaco like the beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and breathtaking rivers where you can feel your adrenaline rushing through your veins while driving in dirt roads through the rainforest while taking in the verdant surroundings and teeming wildlife around you. All ATV tours come with an English-speaking guide who is well-trained and equipped to handle different situations to guarantee your safety. Prices vary depending on the length of the tour; 2 hours costs $75, 3 hours for $85 and 4 hours will cost you $95.
Los Suenos Canopy (Zipline) Tour
The Canopy or Zipline Tour was originally introduced in the 1970’s and have developed into one of Costa Rica’s most popular and widespread nature-activity. Composed of steel cables and platforms anchored at different heights between trees, this tour offers an extraordinary means of viewing picturesque but remote areas of Jaco. The tour starts on a 15 minute drive to get you to the top of the mountain. You will be accompanied by a guide who will explain the step-by-step safety instructions which you have to follow to make sure that you can safely enjoy this grand adventure. You will then descend to the bottom with the help of zip lines that comes with 14 platforms and 12 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers.
Horseback Riding Waterfall Tour
Horseback riding alongside a well-trained bilingual guide is an exceptional way to get a closer look at nature. On this tour you will be taken to waterfalls and swimming pools outside Jaco. To get to those wonderful locations you need to go through the rainforest where you will surely encounter Toucans, Scarlet Macaws and other exotic animals in their natural habitat. Once you get to your destination you will be given some fresh fruit and water while enjoying the lovely view.
The crocodile tour takes place along the Tarcoles River which is teeming with wild-life crocodiles that can grow up to 15 feet in length, birds and other reptiles like Iguanas and lizards. Don’t worry you will be accompanied by a seasoned guide all throughout the tour to ensure your safety. Now all you have to do is make sure that your camera is ready to capture whatever it is that will catch your sharp and watchful eyes.
Tortuga Island Tour
Tortuga Island is situated on the Nicoya Peninsula Gulf of Costa Rica. It is one of the most visited islands in all of Costa Rica because of its incredible beauty. It offers the most sought after spots for snorkeling, swimming and plain lazing around because of the wonderful white sand and palm studded beach. Tortuga Island can only be reached via an Island Tour.
Whether you choose to venture offshore in search of giant Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, or Wahoo, or you choose to fish near shore for trophy Roosterfish, Jacks, Snapper, Mackerel, or Snook, you will find the best opportunities for successful days on the waters outside of Jaco. Just a short drive away is the famous Marriott Los Suenos Resort and Marina home to some of the best fishing charters on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Whether you are looking for just a half day, full day or even an overnight trip to go after some Blue Marlin, all of these are available to you while staying in Jaco.
Make sure to book and try all the tours I have listed in here to ensure a great and fun-filled Costa Rican adventure. All of these yours can be found at discounted rates at Pacific Tours.