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Latitude: 9° 35.913' N
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Two hours ride by bus fron San Jose, really easy access
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
It can be really crowded on weekends. There´s the north and the south side of the beach. The north side brakes bigger , on really big days, you can surf on the south side.
not really crowded, nice locals and pretty girls
great spot. Very warm waters, can be fun. Beautiful sunsets...
By Don Quixote , 13-12-2010
Pura Vida - visited Jaco in early December. Great surf town. Great vibe, friendly people, lots of good places to stay and eat, and plenty of spots to rent surf boards. Swell, and waves were fairly consistent. Enough surf for everyone.
By Anonymous , 28-02-2010
Jaco Great Base - New Highway - Jaco is a great base for surfing in CR. Its only 10 minutes from Hermosa and has a lot more going on. Playa Jaco itself, aka Jaco beach, has smaller waves than nearby beaches. The best peeling waves are a little north of Bohio. Best beginner waves south end. Jaco is a great base because you can hit 10 beaches within 20 minutes on a great highway, its got all the amenities and nightlife, and if you want peace and quiet plus jungle plus five minutes to beach and best nightlife in Costa Rica, you can stay at Hotel DoceLunas, a real four star hotel that charges three star prices and is surrounded by jungle one mile from the beach.
Enjoy Jaco !
By Michael Soule , 03-08-2007
B.C . - This place was so soulful in the early eighties, I left here feeling so blessed with kindness, the locals were so warm hearted and welcoming. apon returning in 2003 and again 2005 I have been heart broken to what I have seen this once purda vida heaven has turned into, a meer crack starved demise, thanks to all the self rightous, egotistical, selfish centered fucking "Idiots" that have not only turned the Tico's on to this shit, but have pretty much told them its like gold to the fuckin haole's so now there not only crack heads but there also "Dealers" Thanks a whole lot you fucking "American Gringo"s Not all Americans are bad people, there are plenty of wonderful souls in America, unfortunately more than half are "REP" and support our scum bag "P" Resident and his "P" on's that cater to his ways, I truly hope the land will filter out all these hedon's, and left it back the way it used to be."Peace to all the Tico's" Your land is sacred and beautiful, try preserve it.
"One Love" Mikey soule
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