The beach is fairly long, at about 2.5 miles (4 km). The main street in town backs the beach. This means that you’re just a short walk to the sand from restaurants and shops.
The waves at Jaco Beach are fairly big, making it a good surfing beach. There are rip tides to be aware of, but you can still wade in the shallow water.
This beach is usually busy and has a fun vibe. The town has a party reputation and there are many bars, but it draws all kinds of people, including families.
The middle section of the beach, close to many businesses, hotels, and condos, is the busiest area.
Other Beaches in the Jaco Area
Playa Mantas and Playa Blanca
Arguably the most beautiful beaches in the Jaco area are Playa Mantas and the adjacent, Playa Blanca.
These beaches are about a 20-minute drive north of Jaco. They are best accessed with a rental car.