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Hôtel El Jardin
2.5 out of 5
Calle el Jardin, Jaco
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2.52 mi from city center
2.4/5 (7 reviews)
Disappointed

"They hadn’t heard of hotels.com, questioned my registration and finally allowed me to pay the amount on my email."…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Hôtel El Jardin
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
4.5 out of 5
800 Meters West, From Herredura Bay Entrance, Jaco, Puntarenas
The price is $135 per night
4.35 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (521 reviews)

"This property has falling behind a few years ago, but they have been improving it and they're now recovering their mojo. I'm glad because the place is gorgeous."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Best Western Jaco Beach All-Inclusive Resort
3 out of 5
Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is $166 per night
2.01 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (450 reviews)

"Didn’t like the lack of hours to get food. No place to get water after a certain time."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Best Western Jaco Beach All-Inclusive Resort
Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Km South from Cruce de Herradura, towards Jaco and 1 km East, Pueblo Nuevo, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is $92 per night
2.25 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (473 reviews)

"the property is definitely an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's nicely tucked away off of a main road. The waterfall created such a beautiful ambiance."…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2020

Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel
Hotel Club Del Mar
3.5 out of 5
250 Meter South of, El Arroyo Service Station, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is $137 per night
2.39 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (199 reviews)
Short stop over

"We had a wonderful experience .The staff were so friendly and accommodating.wished we could have stayed longer.It was a very pleasant enjoyed stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Hotel Club Del Mar
Forest Hills Suites
3.5 out of 5
Herradura, Jaco, Puntarenas
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3.56 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (332 reviews)

"Beautiful room in a beautiful house. This was our second time to stay there and would go again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Forest Hills Suites
Stay In CR Los Sueños Condos
4 out of 5
Los Sueños Marina Village, Office 3, Playa Herradura, Jaco, Puntarenas
The price is $176 per night
4.56 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"Excellent, private, comfortable, clean, service is personalized, 24/7 concierge. Convenient for a relax vacation."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Stay In CR Los Sueños Condos
Hermosa Beach House
3 out of 5
30 Metros Ueste Escuela Pochotal, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is $70 per night
3.48 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (16 reviews)

"Great location on the beach. Nice pool. Owner is busy upgrading property so will be even nicer in the future. Only negative is the free WIFI is very weak and only usable if near the pool."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Hermosa Beach House
Croc's Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
800 metros norte del Banco de Costa Rica, Jaco, Puntarenas
The price is $146 per night
2.68 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (939 reviews)

"Short drive to many trips and excursions, and all offered hotel pick up."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Croc's Resort and Casino
Costa Rica Surf Camp by SUPERbrand
3 out of 5
Located at Beach Break Resort, 150 meters SW of Municipality, Jaco, Puntarenas
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The price is $67 per night
2.1 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (114 reviews)

"dated rooms and facilities, excellent location, front desk was very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Costa Rica Surf Camp by SUPERbrand
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Visiting Jaco

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Jaco, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, local tours, and lively bar scene. This city also attracts tourists with its relaxing setting. Top sights in the city include Jaco Beach, Herradura Beach, and Esterillos Beach.

  • There are 845 hotels and other accommodations in Jaco
  • The closest major airport is in Tambor (TMU), 27.8 mi (44.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Quepos (XQP), 35.8 mi (57.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Jaco

Attractions like Neo Fauna and Hacienda las Agujas are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Jaco Beach, Herradura Beach, and Esterillos Beach. Surfing, ziplining, and taking local tours are top activities, while sights to visit include Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park, Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park, and Marina Los Sueños.

In Jaco, there are 845 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Forest Hills Suites - This 3.5-star inn features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and overall value.
  • Zephyr Palace - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this hotel. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • The Backyard Hotel - This 3-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Expedia customers like its dining options and beach locale.

A popular place to see in the surrounding area is Puntarenas Beach, 27.2 mi/43.7 km from the heart of the city.

Dressing for Jaco

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 83°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 61°F
  • From April to June, the average is 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 80°F as the daytime average and 62°F as the nighttime average
  • About 72.76 inches of rain falls on Jaco each year
  • April and May are usually the hottest months averaging 83°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 62°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Jaco?
Hotel Villa Creole is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Tuanis Aparthotel and Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Jaco, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Jaco.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Jaco?
To access more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Jaco, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Jaco?
Based on reviews, Jacó Lodge - Adults Only is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort and Hotel Zabamar.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Jaco?
Jacó Laguna Resort and Beach Club is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Croc’s Resort and Casino and Hotel Arenas en Punta Leona. Attractions like Hacienda las Agujas and Neo Fauna are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Jaco?
Hotel Club Del Mar is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an alfresco restaurant. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Hotel Punta Leona and Los Sueños Resort Condo Del Mar 3E Luxury 3BR With Golf Cart and Beach Club Pass.
What's the best all-inclusive hotel in Jaco?
Hotel Arenas en Punta Leona is a 3-star all-inclusive property featuring 2 restaurants and 3 bars, and a favorite with Expedia travelers.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Jaco?
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers concierge services along with free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Jacó Lodge - Adults Only and Crucero Lodge.
Where is the best place to stay close to Jaco Beach?
Adjacent to Jaco Beach, Selina Jaco is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good choices close by include Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery and Beach Break Resort.
What about the best place to stay near Herradura Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, located next to Herradura Beach, and this 4.5-star resort offers a marina and a full-service spa. HRG Condos at Los Sueños and Special Offer for the Summer Vacations! Family Friendly Luxury Condo! are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Jaco?
Hotel Villa Creole is a top 3-star beach resort with 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Hotel South Beach and Beach Break Resort. Head to Jaco Beach or Herradura Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Jaco?
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery is a 4-star hotel with a terrace, and a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a luxurious stay.

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