Jaco Beach holiday rental and you’ll be guaranteed a relaxing, revitalizing and soul-rejuvenating holiday. From excellent dining, sightseeing, hiking, and an infinite array of water sports, Jaco Beach offers every visitor a myriad of choices of fun things to see and do.
Follow our simple guide to the most travel useful tips when visiting Jaco, and ensure your trip is safe, serene and totally unforgettable.
Copy & Store Your Passport
While it’s compulsory for you, as a visitor, to carry an international ID with you at all times, it is perfectly fine to just carry a copy of your passport, not the passport itself. Make a copy of your photo page, as well as the page where they stamped your entry at the airport, and leave the original safely stored in your holiday rental apartment.
Costa Rica, in general, tends to receive some pretty hefty slack in regards to petty thefts and pick-pocketing. To be honest, we think these critics have never been to Europe, the US, Australia, Africa or Asia for that matter! Use common sense and don’t carry flashy jewels or camera equipment, keep your eyes on your belongings at all times and make sure wads of money are not oozing out of your purse every time you purchase something from the markets. If you hit the beach for the day, take turns with your companion when going for a swim (someone needs to stay behind with your belongings) or, better still, leave everything but a towel and sunscreen, at home.
Watch those rips!
The waters off Jaco beach are an absolute surfer’s Utopia but, like most superlative surfing beaches, they’re prone to some pretty unforgiving riptides, even close to shore. If you’re not a confident and strong swimmer, head to the calmer waters of Jaco’s northern or southern most beaches. The beaches are even more idyllic (if at all possible), you can swim at leisure without putting in a good workout and you need not worry about colliding with the odd surfboard!
Night Time Safety
While Jaco Beach is as safe (or unsafe) as any other popular beach resort around the world, it can get a tad dodgy at night, especially when you consider the myriad of all-night bars lining the beachfront. Take a taxi after dark (even for short distances) and make sure it is an official red taxi.
When to go:
The most popular months for tourists are between January and April, when Jaco Beach receives the least amount of rains. But do keep in mind that between March and September it tends to rain in sporadic bursts, gifting you many, many hours of blue skies in between. Dry and at times crowded…or a little rainy yet peacefully quiet. Your pick!
Follow a few simple precautions and you’ll never have to worry about a thing when visiting Jaco Beach on vacation. Enjoy the beaches, friendly locals and mouth-watering cuisine…and have the trip of a lifetime.