Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Jaco, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Jaco. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Live "La Pura Vida" in Jaco

With gorgeous beaches and lively nightlife, Jaco lives up to its reputation as Costa Rica's first major resort town. Over the years, it has lured a community of sun-bronzed surfers, North American expats and enterprising locals. It's no Costa Rican eco-retreat, but you'll find plenty of open-air market stalls, lively bars and fantastic surf breaks. Laidback vibes and modern amenities make it a favorite with families. Jaco vacation rentals sweeten the deal, with sparkling pools, spacious living areas and knockout views.

Things to do

Crocodile watching in Jaco

For intrepid travelers, Jaco vacation rentals are a gateway to a string of national parks. Head north and you'll hit Carara National Park, a lush nature reserve brimming with poisonous dart frogs and scarlet macaws – not to mention the infamous crocodiles that lurk in the Tarcoles River. You can also daytrip to Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, a 50-acre oasis laced with scenic walking trails. Thanks to its mountainside setting, you'll also unlock spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean.

Activities

Eco-adventures in Jaco

Fringed by silver sand, Jaco Beach is a favorite with sun seekers. If waves are a priority, grab a board and head to Hermosa Beach, where rolling breaks attract a stream of local surfers. When it comes to wining and dining, it's hard to beat Jaco Walk, a charismatic square lined with artisan cafes, craft breweries and trendy eateries. After dark, the outdoor terraces are crisscrossed with twinkling fairy lights. Jaco is also a great base for eco-tours. You can kayak through monkey-ridden mangroves, zip line over the rainforest canopy, horseback ride on the beach, rappel down waterfalls and more.

Weather

Gear up for Jaco's Jungle Jam festival

Winter is high season in Costa Rica and Jaco is no exception. From December to April, the beach resort hums with energy. It's a great time to hit the waves, explore the rainforest or simply relax on the beach. Craving a dose of la pura vida? Jaco vacation rentals put you just steps from the sand. You could also catch local festivals, such as Jungle Jam, a 4-day celebration of rock, reggae, funk and soul. If you don't mind the occasional afternoon downpour, consider visiting between May and November, when Costa Rica's rainforests explode in 1000 shades of green.

Natural features

Rainforest adventures in Jaco

Jaco sits on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, around 2 hours from San Jose. Year-round waves make it a magnet for surfers traveling the Central America route. Naturalists will be in their element at Carara National Park, a wildlife sanctuary that showcases Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity. It's home to one of the world's biggest populations of wild scarlet macaws, as well as the famous Crocodile Bridge viewpoint. For family-friendly nature encounters, head to Rainforest Adventures. An eco-tourism pioneer, the park offers zip lining, birdwatching and treetop aerial tram tours.

How to get there

How to get to and around Jaco

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 39.2 mi (63.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 40.9 mi (65.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jaco, CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 926 vacation rentals around Jaco. From 402 house rentals to 73 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Jaco?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jaco:

  • Barrio Santa Lucía: 295 vacation rentals
  • Hermosa Palms: 39 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Los Faroles: 162 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Ricos y Famosos: 242 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Los Villalobos: 232 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Jaco?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jaco. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park: 942 vacation rentals
  • Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park: 940 vacation rentals
  • Marina Los Sueños: 941 vacation rentals
  • Neo Fauna: 942 vacation rentals
  • Teatro Jaco: 943 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jaco listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jaco?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 402 Houses in Jaco. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jaco include:

  • Villas: 73 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 489 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jaco?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 810 vacation rentals with pool available in Jaco. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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