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Jacó, Costa Rica, is a medium-sized town in the middle of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jacó is famous for its surfing and its international surfing competition held at the end of February or the beginning of March. During this time, Jacó is popular and vibrant; during the rest of the year, the town struggles to keep the tourism industry going. The town is rather plain and offers as many Western fast food restaurants as typical family ones. Jacó is built on surfing and has little to appeal to anyone else.
The hostels in Jacó are centrally located, and in most cases, within a short walk to the surfing beaches. The town has all the amenities you could want or need from ATMs and banks, to restaurants and bars, and laundromats. With little competition for tourism, Jacó hostels are often quite plain -- do your research before booking. During the surf competition, booking in advance is strongly advised but during the rest of the year, walking up should suffice.
Jacó is easily accessible by car or bus as it is located on main highways. The bus station offers popular destinations such as Montezuma, Manuel Antonio, or San Jose and its international airport. Jacó is a great place for surfers to catch a wave or learn to surf. If that is not your style, then it will only appeal to you as a stopover between bus trips.
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Jaco Inn Hostel
"Better place then reviews say - We happened upon this hostel after another place turned out to be a dump. The staff was friendly, but talking to them initially then later returning, they tried to raise the price up $5 until we told the staff we were quoted a cheaper price earlier. It had no hot water, but it did have wifi. The place is a cool vibe, but it is behind the Club Orange, so the music was audible all night. I would suggest the place...
Las Camas Hostel Mini
"Excellent time with beautiful people! - I arrived at Las Camas planning on only staying one night. This however did not happen and for good reasons. Edit (the owner) is an amazing person. The hostel itself was full of good people, some on their second or third visits, and the home was set up to accommodate the travelers. Clean, safe, fun and comfortable, you can spend your day chilling in the backyard by the pool, or maybe pick one of the...
Rutan Surf Cabinas (a.k.a. Chuck's Cabinas)
"Great location, a little dirty. - Chuck's Cabinas is in a great location, right off the main road and a two minute walk to the beach. There are plenty of restaurants and stores just down the street. The staff seemed very nice and accommodating, they were even willing to take our huge group (of 12) without any needed reservations. Its small and the rooms had a weird smell, but I was just glad that we had our own private rooms (rooms for 3, 4,...
Beds on Bohio
"… a new hostel situated on Calle Bohio, the main street to the beach, Jaco. We are an international backpackers hostel for travellers looking for a home from home. We offer private accomodation and dorm rooms, AC is also available. Hammocks, free towels, free WiFi, Hot water showers all day, spacious communal areas, kitchen and In conjunction with Papas & Burgers Art Cafe (probably the best hand-made gourmet burgers in Costa Rica) we...
La Ola Christian Youth Hostel & Community Center
"We are situated on a lush property with trees, a rancho where everyone hangs out and a skate ramp. It is located in the middle of Jaco, about 6 blocks from the beach. You can conveniently walk to markets, local restaurants and it will take about 10 minutes to walk to town or a 1 minute $2 taxi." … "… SJO international airport between Puntarenas and Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific coast. Exact location is 600 meters...
"Since I visit jaco for last 3 years I've never seen any other hostel like it is now , everyday they have a project as painting and making this place looking great, is so cheap because now we can cook and stuff, if you look for a real surfers hostel visiten NATHON'S Hostel, the only hostel in jaco............" … "I was fine with it. - i went to jaco for my 35th bday as a gift to myself 5yrs ago. i went alone as i usually do travel. i...
"… couples and people seeking a relaxing place to spend their holidays. With 24 hour check in we are here to make your stay a memorable experience and one you will want to come back again and again. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before arrival. Check In: 2.00 pm. We have 24 hours check in. Check Out: 12.00 noon. Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard) and Cash. Breakfast is not...
"the place was great. we loved it, it's outside of town so it's quiet in the morning, the decoration is just great! and the staff is so funny." … "This hotel is great! i have been there like four times and i never get tired of it. it is really amazing, all the relaxing ambience they have there. i really recommend it! if you want to make some friends and have a lot of fun go to kangaroo!" … "Overall good - I was in Kangaroo for...
Copacabana Hotel Jaco
"… forward to welcoming you to one of the most relaxed and friendliest ocean front resort in Costa Rica. While staying with us, enjoy a relaxing massage or other spa treatments in our new spa, Coconut Palms. Enjoy fine dining or local dishes in our on-site ocean front restaurant, Ocean Waves. Have a drink, catch up on the game and make new friends at Naked Iguana Sports and Wet Bar and restaurant. We offer two swimming pools one...
Hotel Balcon del Mar
"… floor, to 6 gorgeous suites on three floors in front of the beach. Familiar Beach front Hotel with a wonderful Ocean View, You can find difference kinds of rooms, such as: 20 Standard, 6 Major, 6 Superior, 3 Rooms for the disabled, 6 Suites, 3 Apartments and 1 Studio. The rooms include A/C, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Safety Box, Telephone, Balcony; the hotel gives a complementary welcome drink and a good breakfast every morning that...
"… and comfortable accommodations Las Brisas is a small, family-owned and operated resort complex located in Playa Hermosa on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast in the province of Puntarenas, one of the top Sport fishing and Surfing destinations in Central America. Surrounded by gardens and gated for privacy and security, our cozy retreat offers eight spacious studios and three, three bedroom, two bath villas, all individually...
Hotel Perico Azul
"Friendly, quiet but not far, value rental. - My wife and I are headed out this morning after spending the weekend here. We are not surfers yet, but stayed here because of the reviews and cost. We will come back because they are all true. We wanted to be close to town without being smack dab in the center or sealed in a western-style hotel chain. The room was cool and clean, with a small kitchenette inside: fridge, hot plate, utensils and...
Hotel De Haan
"This place is nice, new, clean, with a swimming pool and private bathrooms. The prices are about $15 (U.S. dollars) off-season, and $25-28 during the high season. It's very safe—the outside gate is locked each night, and valuables are locked in a personal locker, which is then again locked with a huge sheet of metal each night. I stayed here in early September 2004, and I will return again in December 2004." … "We visited this...
Hotel Mar de Luz
"In the middle of Playa Jacó a little piece of heaven fell. Tropical Garden Hotel is located in Jacó, a beautiful bay on the central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, only 90 minutes from Juan Santamaria international airport in San Jóse. Fifty meters from the beach on a quiet private road, yet only seconds from the main street, Tropical Garden Hotel is an ideal spot for your stay in Costa Rica. Inside an amazing tropical garden you...
Izu Place Cabinas Las Orquideas
"… hot water, cable T.V, refrigerator, coffee maker , fan, optional A.C and safe box. 2 extra dormitories room with 6 beds each and private bath, with hot water. The place have guest kitchen, pool, guard, BBQ area , pool table, and free available parking car, service of phone calls to all over the world. You can enjoy an amazing time here to forget everything else but you. Our kindly staff is going to help you and advice...
Blue Palm Hotel
"… and friendly. Immerse yourself in a peaceful environment, relax in our sparkling and refreshing swimming pool, just take your favorite book and enjoy the cool breeze from the balcony. It is nestled among the foothills of the rain forest mountains of Jaco beach, surrounded by fantastic surf spots, world class sports fishing, sandy beaches, fine dining and more... Please Note: Check in time: 13.00pm Check out time: 11.00 am...
La Casona Hotel Jaco
"Pequeo hotel en jaco, pacifico central de concepto tipico costarricense, ubicado a tan solo 50 mts la playa con bellos jardines, excelentes para leer escuchando el sonido del mar.rn Ubicado en el centro del pueblo con todas las facilidades de servicios de restaurantes, bancos, supermercados, farmacias, bars, variedad en tiendas, todo esto sin nesecidad de utilizar auto." … "We are in Jaco main street, so it is quite easy to get to us....
Hotel Fuego del Sol
"… in Costa Rica, Fuego del Sol offers the widest array of activities for each type of traveler. Laundry and parking lot with 24-hour security. Nearby Activities Horse-Back riding Tours Massages Kayaks Golf Canopy Sky Walk Distance from important places Jaco: 15 minutes Manuel Antonio: 1 hour Tarcoles: 20 minutes Puntarenas: 1 hour San José : 2 hours Services near the hotel Drug store, supermarket, boutiques,...
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