Playa Jacó, Puntarenas
nearest beach to capital San José
Playa Jacó (if not exactly a spectacular beach) is one of the best beaches near the capital (50 minutes), and has a first class infrastructure. Restaurants, banks, hotels, casinos, nightlife, tour and leisure facilities, etc. You can find all of these in a considerable quantity. Not everyone is looking for this, nature lovers want more tranquility. But it is a good option on the way to the south, or for a trip over the weekend.
There are many hotels in Jacó: cheap city hotels or expensive resorts with swimming pool and casino.
The relatively small place of Jacó (about 6000 inhabitants) is located on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. The Jacó beach, as well as nearby beaches of Playa Hermosa and Herradura, offer excellent conditions for windsurfing. International tournaments take place here regularly.
In Jacó, we recommend the Hotel Pochote Grande