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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Jaco Beach

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 9° 35.913' N
Longitude: 84° 37.295' W

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 Access

Two hours ride by bus fron San Jose, really easy access

English (Translate this text in English): Two hours ride by bus fron San Jose, really easy access

English (Translate this text in English): Two hours ride by bus fron San Jose, really easy access

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

not really crowded, nice locals and pretty girls

English (Translate this text in English): not really crowded, nice locals and pretty girls

English (Translate this text in English): not really crowded, nice locals and pretty girls

English (Translate this text in English): not really crowded, nice locals and pretty girls

General

great spot. Very warm waters, can be fun. Beautiful sunsets...

English (Translate this text in English): great spot. Very warm waters, can be fun. Beautiful sunsets...

English (Translate this text in English): great spot. Very warm waters, can be fun. Beautiful sunsets...

English (Translate this text in English): great spot. Very warm waters, can be fun. Beautiful sunsets...

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Jaco Beach
Por JOEMANN
5 nov 2007
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Jaco Beach
Por AyampeGuy
11 dic 2006
- My Comments: Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: My Perfectible Points: Air Temperature: Water Temperature:
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Jaco Beach
Por surfindestin
13 nov 2006
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Jaco Beach
Por surfindestin
12 nov 2006
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Viaje: 1st Costa Rica
Por surfindestin
De 9 nov 2006 a 23 nov 2006

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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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