Attractions & Activities in Jaco

Jaco is very popular for surfing, from beginners to professionals come here all year long to learn this fascinating sport in one of the surfing schools area or to improve their surfing skills.

Turu Ba-Ri Park
Visit Turu Ba-Ri, a tropical park situated along the river Tarcoles where visitors can enjoy butterfly farms, aerial trams, canopy tours and forest trails. It is ideal for families and adventure lovers.

Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular and visited National Parks in Costa Rica; located about an hour and a half south of Jaco. This park features primary and secondary forests and white-sand beaches together with an abundance of tropical wildlife.

Carara National Park and the Tarcoles River
Carara is famous for bird watching and it is easy to be accessed. The Tarcoles is the biggest river in Costa Rica. It waters seep into marshlands where crocodiles and iguanas live. The park hosts one of the biggest remaining populations of Scarlet Macaws in Central America.

Damas Island
The Ladies Island (Isla Damas) is a small mangrove-dominated island where tourists enjoy nature and different species of wild animals like monkeys and many species of birds.

Canopy Tours
Enjoy an unforgettable experience full of adrenaline! Walk along a gently flowing river to a series of beautiful waterfalls and get ready to experience the cables, the Tarzan swing and suspension bridges.

Horse Back Riding Tours
Visitors can ride a horse to the waterfalls and immerse in the gentle cascades or discover magnificent tropical gardens and the Rio Grande de Tarcoles, which boasts a large crocodile population.

Know other beaches
Jaco is very close to Hermosa, Herradura and Esterillos. The Manuel Antonio National Park and its gorgeous beaches are only an hour and a half from Jaco. Famous for its natural beauty and attrations, tourists can also practive many different water sports in the area.