Jacó is quintessential Costa Rica. This laid-back little seaside town runs alongside a long dark-sand beach washed by rolling Pacific waves. National parks stretch all around, with scarlet macaws and capuchin monkeys cawing and chattering in the trees of the rainforest – and adventure activities range from zip lining to surfing. The town is only a 90-minute drive from the international airport in the capital, San José, so while places to stay are quiet during the week, they do get busy on weekends. These are the best hotels in Jacó – bookable on Culture Trip.
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