Jaco Vacation Rentals

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Make Jaco your next getaway

With a nearly four-mile crescent stretch of sand, legendarily strong tides, and waves that draw surfers from all over the world, the oceanside town of Jacó has spent decades welcoming visitors to cute condos and beach rentals. Less than an hour and a half from the airport, this town of roughly 10,000 residents has made a name for itself with vibrant nightlife, an impressive variety of outdoor recreation, and its close proximity to the capital city of San José. Leave the stresses of city life far behind and escape to one of our Jacó vacation rentals, where you'll find sun, sand, and surf.

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Popular amenities for Jaco vacation rentals

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Villa Paraíso P4
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Villa Paraíso P4 - Jaco, Pu

$120 avg / night
Diamante del Sol 302s
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Diamante del Sol 302s - Jaco, Pu

$251 avg / night
Bahia Encantada I1
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8 (6 Adults Max)

Bahia Encantada I1 - Jaco, Pu

$284 avg / night
Nativa A14
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Nativa A14 - Jaco, Pu

$177 avg / night
Diamante del Sol 802S
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Diamante del Sol 802S - Jaco, Pu

$263 avg / night

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Recent Jaco guest reviews

El lugar muy bonito y amplio, con todo lo necesario para disfrutar y pasar unas buenas vacaciones, el acceso a Croc un plus, volvería a quedarme otra vez
Manfred Román F. | Jul 2024
Perfect location. Easy walk to the various pools and beach at just a few steps from the patio. Also am easy walk into town for food and drinks. Place was great for our family of 5!
James G. | Jul 2024
Family friendly close to everything in towns, perfecto to enjoy a nice vacation
Karina J. | Jul 2024
Jaco vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 12 of our Jaco homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 106 of our Jaco vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Jaco vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Jaco team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Jaco, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where are our Jacó vacation rentals?

At a mere 60 miles southwest of San José - less than two hours away by car - Jacó is the closest major beach town to the capital. The broad, arc-shaped Playa Jacó sits in the center of the coastal region of Puntarenas, at the convergence of the Gulf of Nicoya and the great Pacific Ocean. You'll be just six miles north of Playa Hermosa, six miles south of Playa Herradura, and 13 miles south of Carara National Park. 

Things to do near our Jacó condo rentals

Outdoor activities abound in Jacó, as visitors easily find opportunities for ATV tours, boating, kayaking, horseback riding, and deep sea fishing. But this laid-back resort town is all about the beach, whether you're building sandcastles, soaking in the sun, or paddling out to catch seven-foot waves. 

The clean, calm, and scenic Playa Jacó is a favorite among sandcastle builders and sunbathers, whereas Playa Herradura to the north offers a more mountainous and tranquil landscape, as well as a 200-slip marina and 18-hole golf course. Perhaps the most famous beach among surfers, though, is Playa Hermosa to the south, which has hosted International Quicksilver Championships and the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games.

After a day on the sand, join the rest of the beach-goers and backpackers at Jacó's many bars and restaurants. You'll find the freshest fish tacos at the Taco Bar, a constantly changing menu of international cuisine at Lemon Zest, and one of the most scenic settings for sunset cocktails at El Hicaco.

Day trips from your Jacó beach rental

Thanks to their convenient position on the central Pacific coast, our Jacó condo rentals provide visitors with easy access to some of Costa Rica's most celebrated national parks. 

Head 20 miles north to reach Carara National Park, where you can watch crocodiles from the Tárcoles River Bridge or observe a thriving population of wild scarlet macaws. You could also drive 49 miles southeast to Manuel Antonio National Park, where visitors can explore tropical forests and white sand beaches, admire 184 species of birds, and glimpse up to 109 species of mammals that include howler monkeys, endangered squirrel monkeys, and three-toed sloths.

Enjoy one of the most scenic landscapes in all of Central America. Our Jacó vacation rentals will bring your tropical dreams to life.

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