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Playa Jaco

Playa Jacó is a lively beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. And although there are endless activities to choose from and an exciting night life, the town has a laid-back atmosphere, and tourists will feel welcomed by friendly locals.

One of the most popular activities in Playa Jacó is surfing. Jacó has turned into one of the hottest spots for surfers in the world. The high, strong waves are a surfer’s dream come true, making it an ideal place for international surf tournaments, some of which have taken place on Jacó’s Playa Hermosa. But swimmers, kayakers and all lovers of great, crashing waves can also enjoy the beautiful beaches this town has to offer.

Playa Jacó is also the perfect place for anyone who loves nature. Carara National Park, is found around 24km (15 miles) north of the town, and is the perfect place to experience incredible wildlife. It is famous for its diversity of exotic fauna, such as scarlet macaws, caiman, toucans and white-faced monkeys. Nature lovers can also take a boat ride on Rio Tarcoles, visit Manuel Antonio National Park, or explore the many beaches found nearby.

The unique biodiversity of Playa Jacó, its impressive beach landscapes, complete with white, brown and black sand, the exotic jungles nearby, and its bustling nightlife, and commercial activity have turned it into the perfect destination for anyone who is looking for an exciting place with a relaxed atmosphere.

Playa Jacó is a great place to learn Spanish while exploring beautiful landscapes, taking part in exciting activities and then relaxing on the beach to let it all soak in.

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