Jaco Beach

Jaco Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience Tour

1. Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience Tour

Begin your tour with a short 30-minute walk and be introduced to the Central Pacific transitional forest. During the walk observe the amazing flora and fauna. Afterward, begin your chocolate experience and discover the international cocoa collection of the Central Pacific. Learn about the different varieties of cocoa, as well as its ancestral history, and cocoa's impact on the world economy. Try the actual cocoa fruit and take part in the cocoa production process. Delish in different types of chocolate and mix it with tropical fruits. At the end of the experience, there will be organic chocolate bars with different cocoa percentages as well as other cocoa products for purchase.

Jaco Beach: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

2. Jaco Beach: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

Experience the forest as never before at Rainforest Adventures in Jacó, Costa Rica. The aerial tram ride lasts one hour and twenty minutes of pure magic. Discover the real beauty of amazing Atlantic rainforest with an expert bilingual guide. The Aerial Tram has 18 gondolas that allow a maximum for 9 passengers including one bilingual (English/Spanish) naturalist guide. Upon advanced request there can be guide assistance in other languages as well. Explore all the different layers of the rainforest, from the floor to the treetops. The canopy is home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna. Eager to find light and space, many plants have colonized the treetops, turning them into small, independently functioning ecosystems. 2.5h total

Jaco Beach: ATV Tour with Waterfall Stop

3. Jaco Beach: ATV Tour with Waterfall Stop

Receive a short tutorial on how to ride an ATV from your experienced guide. Ride a few laps on a private specially designed ATV test track. After getting confident in your riding ability, it’s time to hit the open road. Speed through luscious green terrain, cross rivers, cruise by farms and scenic nature and reach lookout spots where you can take in the breadth and scope of this beautiful landscape, hop off your ATV and take a quick hike with your guide to an exclusive private waterfall, where you can snap some pictures.

Playa Mantas: Morning Guided Snorkeling Tour Near Jaco Beach

4. Playa Mantas: Morning Guided Snorkeling Tour Near Jaco Beach

Venture to the waters beside a tropical beach with white sand and clear waters, just beyond Jaco Beach. Swim and snorkel comfortably and enjoy a snack on land after exploring the aquatic fauna and flora. Start by meeting your guide at Playa Mantas, where you’ll get equipped with a brand-new full-face snorkeling mask and fins. Then, travel by boat to the snorkeling spot in a protected cove. Then, plunge into the water from the edge of the boat. Once you’re acquainted with the water, get your face wet and peek at the world below the water’s surface. Follow your guide through the waters as they point out the tropical rocks and fish below. Use the peas and bread from your guide to feed the fish. Finally, after snorkeling, get onto dry land, and enjoy a snack of coconut water, and sit alongside monkeys and sloths on the beach. Go for a dip, or wade in the waters with the safety of lifeguards nearby, or explore the tide pools.

Jaco Beach: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

5. Jaco Beach: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

The fun starts with a 15-minute tractor ride to the top of the mountain for the zip line portion of your adventure. Descend through the rainforest on a 2-hour course of 10 cables and 14 platforms, some with amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Nicoya. After the zip lining is complete, its time to get your adrenaline pumping with an ATV adventure to a waterfall. Start with a test drive on a specially designed private track. Once you are familiar with your vehicle, the fun continues on a muddy 2-hour ATV tour in more than 300 hectares of private property. Enjoy this safe adventure with your guide as your journey towards a pristine private waterfall for a short hike and swim before returning to the base. Alternatively, upgrade your tour by choosing the 3-hour ATV course. After the zip lining portion of the tour which remains the same, embark on a longer ATV adventure which includes a visit to some nearby waterfalls and a drive along a muddy coastline trail with numerous lookout points.

Jaco Beach: Horseback Riding with Natural Pool Stop

6. Jaco Beach: Horseback Riding with Natural Pool Stop

Enjoy one of the best ways to discover nature in the Costa Rica rainforest. Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park and see why it is renowned for having some of the best-kept horses in the area. With a tour through this private and exclusive 80-acre property, you will also get to enjoy stunning natural swimming pools. You may also be able to spot some great wildlife such as Toucans, White Face Monkeys, Poison Dart Frogs and, Scarlet Macaws. Your tour starts at the beautiful Herradura Costa Rica base, just 10-minutes from Jacó Beach and Los Suenos Resort. Once you arrive you will be equipped with all the gear you require, plus receive a short orientation session, ensuring you are comfortable before you set off. Once you are ready to depart, you will commence your ascension through the rainforest. Upon your eventual arrival at the waterfalls and swimming pool area, you will have some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful waters and natural scenery. During the tour, your bilingual guide will provide bottled water and at the end of your journey, you will enjoy a snack of fresh tropical fruits. Throughout the day professional photographers will capture the best photos and have them available for purchase at the end of your tour.

The Explorer Waterfall Tour

7. The Explorer Waterfall Tour

Experience the true meaning of "Pura Vida" as this guided trip takes you to the rain forest in the hills above the Pacific Ocean to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony. Take a 4×4 drive up the mountain over 1000 feet to get to a private reserve. Your guide will stop along the way to point out interesting flora and fauna and the incredible views of the ocean and countryside. Start your adventure through the river after a short (5 minute) downhill hike. Hike up the river using trails and bridges that criss-cross  the river allowing you to enjoy the multiple smaller, interactive waterfalls and natural pools. There are 4 different swimming holes and many waterfalls to get under. These natural pools will invite you to swim in the fresh mountain spring water and submerge under the falls for an invigorating massage. For the more adventurous there are a couple of places you can jump into the pools from 4 and up to 25 feet! Enjoy some fresh tropical fruit at the last pool before the 10 minute hike back to the truck. During the entire tour you are totally surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican virgin rain forest. Bring your camera and your guide will keep it in a dry bag to make sure you get all those amazing pictures without damaging it!

From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and More Activities with Lunch

8. From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and More Activities with Lunch

This is the best nature and adventure getaway only 1.5 hours from the city of San Jose and surrounding areas.On this tour you will get to visit the town of Jaco Beach, one of the most popular beach towns in all of Costa Rica due to its proximity to the capital city of San Jose; along the way you will enjoy some breathtaking views of the mountains, shortly after you will get to stop at the word famous Tarcoles River, where you will have the opportunity to view and take photos of crocodiles in their natural environment, some of them measuring up to 19ft long. Its mandatory to bring a credit card for ATV vehicle deposit (Visa or Master Card) This tour Includes:round trip transportation from San Jose, fruits, water, safety equipment, insurance, bilingual guides, lunch and choose 2 of the following (Zipline Tour / ATV& Waterfalls Tour / Horseback & Waterfalls / Surfing Lessons / Chocolate Experience.

Jaco Beach: Zip Line Canopy Tour

9. Jaco Beach: Zip Line Canopy Tour

Begin your adventure with a 15 minute ride aboard a specially designed tractor. Upon reaching the mountain, a bilingual guide will explain step by step all of the safety procedures you must follow to enjoy your zip line adventure. Then, descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 12 platforms and 10 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers, seeing spectacular views of Herradura Bay and Island, and the Nicoya Gulf. At the end, you will be greeted with fresh tropical fruits and cool water. Moreover, a professional photographers will capture you as you ride the zip line, and will have the photos available for purchase at the end of the tour.

Jaco Beach: Full-Day ATV, Zip Line, and Horse Riding w/Lunch

10. Jaco Beach: Full-Day ATV, Zip Line, and Horse Riding w/Lunch

Embark on an action-packed full-day trip in Herradura with zip lining, horse riding, and driving an ATV. Soak up dramatic views from the treetops as you zip line, explore the jungle in an ATV, and scout out waterfalls on horseback. Start with a zip line tour through the Costa Rican treetops with a 15-minute tractor ride up to the top of the mountain. You will then descend on a series of 12 platforms and 10 cables, including one of the longest in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific. After the zip line, get your adrenaline pumping on a 2-hour jungle and river ATV adventure. Discover a different side of the Jaco Beach area and explore various muddy trails through the jungle or follow the rivers. Enjoy the support and guidance of your bilingual guides throughout the day. Then, tuck into a Costa Rican “Typical Casado," a traditional dish comprised of rice, beans, salad, fried plantain, and vegetables, and choose from fish, beef, pork, or chicken. It also includes a refill of natural drinks, dessert, and coffee. Enjoy your lunch in an open-air area surrounded by nature. Feel free to purchase additional drinks at the park. Finish off the day with an adventure on horseback and scout out Jaco's pristine private waterfalls.

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Jaco Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience Tour

Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience Tour

Begin your tour with a short 30-minute walk and be introduced to the Central Pacific transitional forest. During the walk observe the amazing flora and fauna. Afterward, begin your chocolate experience and discover the international cocoa collection of the Central Pacific. Learn about the different varieties of cocoa, as well as its ancestral history, and cocoa's impact on the world economy. Try the actual cocoa fruit and take part in the cocoa production process. Delish in different types of chocolate and mix it with tropical fruits. At the end of the experience, there will be organic chocolate bars with different cocoa percentages as well as other cocoa products for purchase.

Jaco Beach: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

Jaco Beach: Pacific Aerial Tram at Rainforest Adventures

Experience the forest as never before at Rainforest Adventures in Jacó, Costa Rica. The aerial tram ride lasts one hour and twenty minutes of pure magic. Discover the real beauty of amazing Atlantic rainforest with an expert bilingual guide. The Aerial Tram has 18 gondolas that allow a maximum for 9 passengers including one bilingual (English/Spanish) naturalist guide. Upon advanced request there can be guide assistance in other languages as well. Explore all the different layers of the rainforest, from the floor to the treetops. The canopy is home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna. Eager to find light and space, many plants have colonized the treetops, turning them into small, independently functioning ecosystems. 2.5h total

Jaco Beach: ATV Tour with Waterfall Stop

Jaco Beach: ATV Tour with Waterfall Stop

Receive a short tutorial on how to ride an ATV from your experienced guide. Ride a few laps on a private specially designed ATV test track. After getting confident in your riding ability, it’s time to hit the open road. Speed through luscious green terrain, cross rivers, cruise by farms and scenic nature and reach lookout spots where you can take in the breadth and scope of this beautiful landscape, hop off your ATV and take a quick hike with your guide to an exclusive private waterfall, where you can snap some pictures.

Playa Mantas: Morning Guided Snorkeling Tour Near Jaco Beach

Playa Mantas: Morning Guided Snorkeling Tour Near Jaco Beach

Venture to the waters beside a tropical beach with white sand and clear waters, just beyond Jaco Beach. Swim and snorkel comfortably and enjoy a snack on land after exploring the aquatic fauna and flora. Start by meeting your guide at Playa Mantas, where you’ll get equipped with a brand-new full-face snorkeling mask and fins. Then, travel by boat to the snorkeling spot in a protected cove. Then, plunge into the water from the edge of the boat. Once you’re acquainted with the water, get your face wet and peek at the world below the water’s surface. Follow your guide through the waters as they point out the tropical rocks and fish below. Use the peas and bread from your guide to feed the fish. Finally, after snorkeling, get onto dry land, and enjoy a snack of coconut water, and sit alongside monkeys and sloths on the beach. Go for a dip, or wade in the waters with the safety of lifeguards nearby, or explore the tide pools.

Jaco Beach: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

Jaco Beach: Zip Line and ATV Adventure Combo Tour

The fun starts with a 15-minute tractor ride to the top of the mountain for the zip line portion of your adventure. Descend through the rainforest on a 2-hour course of 10 cables and 14 platforms, some with amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Nicoya. After the zip lining is complete, its time to get your adrenaline pumping with an ATV adventure to a waterfall. Start with a test drive on a specially designed private track. Once you are familiar with your vehicle, the fun continues on a muddy 2-hour ATV tour in more than 300 hectares of private property. Enjoy this safe adventure with your guide as your journey towards a pristine private waterfall for a short hike and swim before returning to the base. Alternatively, upgrade your tour by choosing the 3-hour ATV course. After the zip lining portion of the tour which remains the same, embark on a longer ATV adventure which includes a visit to some nearby waterfalls and a drive along a muddy coastline trail with numerous lookout points.

Jaco Beach: Horseback Riding with Natural Pool Stop

Jaco Beach: Horseback Riding with Natural Pool Stop

Enjoy one of the best ways to discover nature in the Costa Rica rainforest. Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park and see why it is renowned for having some of the best-kept horses in the area. With a tour through this private and exclusive 80-acre property, you will also get to enjoy stunning natural swimming pools. You may also be able to spot some great wildlife such as Toucans, White Face Monkeys, Poison Dart Frogs and, Scarlet Macaws. Your tour starts at the beautiful Herradura Costa Rica base, just 10-minutes from Jacó Beach and Los Suenos Resort. Once you arrive you will be equipped with all the gear you require, plus receive a short orientation session, ensuring you are comfortable before you set off. Once you are ready to depart, you will commence your ascension through the rainforest. Upon your eventual arrival at the waterfalls and swimming pool area, you will have some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful waters and natural scenery. During the tour, your bilingual guide will provide bottled water and at the end of your journey, you will enjoy a snack of fresh tropical fruits. Throughout the day professional photographers will capture the best photos and have them available for purchase at the end of your tour.

The Explorer Waterfall Tour

The Explorer Waterfall Tour

Experience the true meaning of "Pura Vida" as this guided trip takes you to the rain forest in the hills above the Pacific Ocean to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony. Take a 4×4 drive up the mountain over 1000 feet to get to a private reserve. Your guide will stop along the way to point out interesting flora and fauna and the incredible views of the ocean and countryside. Start your adventure through the river after a short (5 minute) downhill hike. Hike up the river using trails and bridges that criss-cross  the river allowing you to enjoy the multiple smaller, interactive waterfalls and natural pools. There are 4 different swimming holes and many waterfalls to get under. These natural pools will invite you to swim in the fresh mountain spring water and submerge under the falls for an invigorating massage. For the more adventurous there are a couple of places you can jump into the pools from 4 and up to 25 feet! Enjoy some fresh tropical fruit at the last pool before the 10 minute hike back to the truck. During the entire tour you are totally surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican virgin rain forest. Bring your camera and your guide will keep it in a dry bag to make sure you get all those amazing pictures without damaging it!

From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and More Activities with Lunch

From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and More Activities with Lunch

This is the best nature and adventure getaway only 1.5 hours from the city of San Jose and surrounding areas.On this tour you will get to visit the town of Jaco Beach, one of the most popular beach towns in all of Costa Rica due to its proximity to the capital city of San Jose; along the way you will enjoy some breathtaking views of the mountains, shortly after you will get to stop at the word famous Tarcoles River, where you will have the opportunity to view and take photos of crocodiles in their natural environment, some of them measuring up to 19ft long. Its mandatory to bring a credit card for ATV vehicle deposit (Visa or Master Card) This tour Includes:round trip transportation from San Jose, fruits, water, safety equipment, insurance, bilingual guides, lunch and choose 2 of the following (Zipline Tour / ATV& Waterfalls Tour / Horseback & Waterfalls / Surfing Lessons / Chocolate Experience.

Jaco Beach: Zip Line Canopy Tour

Jaco Beach: Zip Line Canopy Tour

Begin your adventure with a 15 minute ride aboard a specially designed tractor. Upon reaching the mountain, a bilingual guide will explain step by step all of the safety procedures you must follow to enjoy your zip line adventure. Then, descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 12 platforms and 10 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometers, seeing spectacular views of Herradura Bay and Island, and the Nicoya Gulf. At the end, you will be greeted with fresh tropical fruits and cool water. Moreover, a professional photographers will capture you as you ride the zip line, and will have the photos available for purchase at the end of the tour.

Jaco Beach: Full-Day ATV, Zip Line, and Horse Riding w/Lunch

Jaco Beach: Full-Day ATV, Zip Line, and Horse Riding w/Lunch

Embark on an action-packed full-day trip in Herradura with zip lining, horse riding, and driving an ATV. Soak up dramatic views from the treetops as you zip line, explore the jungle in an ATV, and scout out waterfalls on horseback. Start with a zip line tour through the Costa Rican treetops with a 15-minute tractor ride up to the top of the mountain. You will then descend on a series of 12 platforms and 10 cables, including one of the longest in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific. After the zip line, get your adrenaline pumping on a 2-hour jungle and river ATV adventure. Discover a different side of the Jaco Beach area and explore various muddy trails through the jungle or follow the rivers. Enjoy the support and guidance of your bilingual guides throughout the day. Then, tuck into a Costa Rican “Typical Casado," a traditional dish comprised of rice, beans, salad, fried plantain, and vegetables, and choose from fish, beef, pork, or chicken. It also includes a refill of natural drinks, dessert, and coffee. Enjoy your lunch in an open-air area surrounded by nature. Feel free to purchase additional drinks at the park. Finish off the day with an adventure on horseback and scout out Jaco's pristine private waterfalls.

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What people are saying about Jaco Beach

Overall rating

4.7
(53 reviews)

The tour exceeded my expectations! Danny was a fantastic guide. He was informative and entertaining! He kept the group engaged. His assistant Samuel was also an asset to the tour. Chocolate was amazing tasting!

The gondola ride was great and it wasn't busy at all. Our guide explained and showed a lot

We all enjoyed the experience. Our guides were knowledgeable and very kind.

We loved it! Did both ATV and ZIPLINING. Our guides were fantastic!

Very informative and fun, tour guide was awesome...