The town of Jacó Beach is the closest readily accessible beach to San José and still has the reputation of being the “fun and sun” spot on the Pacific coast. Playa Jacó is considered the liveliest and most developed beach town on the Pacific coast.
The number one attraction is the surf and surfers love the consistent beach break here and in neighboring Playa Hermosa. The active village is full of life at all hours of the day and night. There are souvenir shops, local clothing and artisan shops, ice-cream stands, close to 100 restaurants and bars, four casinos and many clubs where you can dance until the wee hours of the night. For families, there is the newly developed Public Park in the center of town with playgrounds, green space and special events, such as the Annual Arts Festival and Christmas activities.
Jaco is also very proud of it’s new theater, Teatro Jaco. This was finished in 2011 and has been hosting plays, musical productions and all types of theatrical performances from the United States, Costa Rica and other parts of the world. www.teatrojaco.com
Jaco locals were thrilled when a 4-theatre Cinema opened here several years ago. New Release movies are shown daily. www.citicinemascr.com There is also a new gameroom/arcade for the kids (or adults) to play before or after the movie. Arcade hours are Monday-Friday 2-10 PM Saturday-Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM.
Also when you are not surfing you can check out the skate park at the Jaco Community Center located on the Maxi Pali road heading into town. Test your skills by “dropping in” from the shallow or deep end of the bowl!