My third time to this beautiful country brought me to a new location and left me, like you, wondering what is there to do near Jaco Costa Rica.
Unlike some of the higher tourist areas like Tamarindo in Guanacaste, the location of our first trip in 2007 to an all-inclusive resort, Jaco is in many ways a smaller quieter option. In fact, we stayed in an AirBNB about 25 minutes past Jaco, across from Play Bejuco and that meant it felt like we had the whole beach to ourselves..
As you know, I’m all about active vacations, so no surprise here, you’re going to find lots of activities…because why not make some memories by testing those comfort zones!
And if you’re looking for SERIOUS adventure, checkout the Trail Running Retreat I did in the jungle of Costa Rica.
This is the place to be if you want to feel like you have the entire beach to yourself. It’s soft sand and you can walk for miles and miles while only seeing a few other folks. There are a couple of small rentals along a road leading to Bejuco and a supermarket and some delicious restaurants at the Del Pacifico Shops.
Additionally, thanks to the massive rows of palm trees along the shoreline, you can pull your car up, plop down a chair in the shade and enjoy the place for as long as you want.
I took advantage of the dirt road running alongside the beach there for my daily runs. Yes, runsploration is a must for me and here I felt totally safe, which is usually the first question I get.