The waves of Jaco beach
The Pacific ocean, its beautiful turquoise color and voluptuous waves, are celebrated in Jaco Playa everyday under the torrid sun. We saw many surfers, but mainly bathers enjoying the warm waters.
It could be 4 pm, it could be 8 am, the beach would be crowded. But since it's so large, we didn't quite felt surrounded. Famillies, couples, groups, young and old, locals and tourists come to this beach for good reasons. In the middle of the beach, behind palm trees, restaurants and hotels are ligned up for your enjoyment. A few football groups will kick a ball in the sand. Once or twice, two nice horseback riders crossed the beach (how romantic!). But the only thing your eyes seem to see is the never ending blue water, constant white waves, brown silky sand, green trees up the hills...
And at night, with your skin a little burned and a little salty, you'll stroll down on the main street (Pastor Dias) where restaurants, bars, shops, ice cream parlor and tour operators shine in that fun, decontracted and welcoming surfer spirit.
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Nice trip to Hermosa
There is a beach right before Jaco...there are a few rentals out there and great surf. I believe it's called Hermosa. We rented some bikes in Jaco and hung out in Hermosa..it's stunning! Does not have all the tourists of Jaco, just beach and nice people.
There are two-toed and three-toed sloths here as well as many other animals, birds , and reptiles. I was looking forward to the sloths the most. My Brand New Camera zoom stuck halfway out and quit working!!! Ahhhhhhhhh Please go if you get the chance, but you will have to take my word for it. We did SEE the sloths.
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I was saying "but" because, as I have more than once said on my pages, I'm not crazy for the touristic spots and I prefer to discover little visited places like Playa Esterillos Este at about 25 km southeast of Jacó after the most famous Playa Hermosa.
The place seems really undiscovered by tourism - which should have made me put this under off the beaten path but why an hidden place shouldn't be a must see as well... ;-)?
Do not expect infrastructures and if you need a bathroom, go to the kiosk at the right corner of the road going to the beach, the man at the counter will ask you if you need to use it to undress or to actually use the bathroom and according to your answer, he will charge you (anyway a few cents of colones in both cases) but do not go bare footed, it's not exactly spick and span...
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the beach doesn't seem to have a good public relation service ;-)... I mean it's not the white, fabulous beach you would expect to see here but I have read it's popular among surfers and that both hoteliers and tourism industry people make effort to keep it clean... however only a few km away begin the 10 km of playa Hermosa but...
a silly note: in the pic the rabbit promontory which reminds me a radio programma I really like: "il ruggito del coniglio" (the roar of rabbit)...
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Take a beach walk
We love Jaco beach early in the morning for a beach walk . It's hard packed and very long...it helps work off all that beer!!
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