Playa Jaco may be bustling with tourists, but it is a very clean and calm beach. Stretching about three kilometers long, this picturesque beach is one of several in the area. Travelers should be aware that there is often a strong rip tide, and that swimming should be done with caution. However, Playa Herradura is just about seven kilometers north and has a more tranquil environment. Playa Hermosa sits just south of Jaco, a famous surfing location, which is the site of the International Quicksilver Championship every year.
Playa Jaco is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Local and international tourists come to this beautiful beach to practice water sports and to appreciate the wonderful natural sceneries it offers. Due to its closeness to San Jose, you can visit Jaco in a one-day trip.