WHY JACO BEACH, COSTA RICA?
Jaco Beach is quickly becoming one of the top vacation and retirement destinations worldwide. This idyllic little piece of tropical paradise is a perfect choice for a honeymoon, vacation with family or friends, or even a safe, quiet retirement retreat. Jaco Beach has attracted international attention for its tranquil appeal and ideal geographical location, which in turn has encouraged investors and strengthened its infrastructure. Jaco Beach is one of the most modernly developed regions in Costa Rica, and it’s continuing to grow. Almost a dozen major resorts and urbanization projects are underway currently, with many more planned for the future. Jaco Beach is expected to be one of the top choices for “baby boomers” looking for a second home or retirement location in the next five to ten years, far surpassing the amount of real estate available at this time. Jaco’s economy is not driven by tourism alone, however; a booming agricultural trade including teak and cattle plantations keeps this region pleasantly old world.
The Jaco Beach area is home to over ten thousand people, and this local community is supplemented by over thirty thousand tourists annually. The booming economy and thriving development in Jaco Beach has allowed the area to double it’s population in recent years. Of course, with the influx of residents comes an impressive array of new businesses, modern services and government developments. Jaco Beach now has private education facilities for both children and adults, making it an ideal location for families, as well. Because Jaco Beach is the closest beach town to the bustling cultural center of San Jose, it has become a popular vacation destination for Costa Ricans as well as international visitors. This diverse cultural mixture gives Jaco Beach a unique melding of local and ethnic cuisine, recreation, and social activities. With over 200 dining choices varying from five star gourmet to local fruit stands, there is something to satisfy every palate. The range of accommodations is likewise expansive, with everything from camping to luxury condos such as those found at Vista Las Palmas and Vista Mar, to huge privately owned estates.
Because Jaco Beach is situated in the middle of almost all major local attractions, it is the perfect place to stay for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, or have a family with diverse interests. Almost any activity desired can be found within a few minutes of downtown Jaco Beach. Surfing, kayaking, rip chording, hiking, parasailing, boating, fishing, canoeing, bird watching, and diving are all popular activities, with many options for local guides and tours available. Jaco Boasts one of the largest selections of outdoor activities and eco tours to be found anywhere in the Central Pacific region. Jaco Beach is situated between the waters of the Central Pacific Ocean and the mountainous primary and secondary rain forests of Costa Rica, giving it a diverse geographical topography that allows the local plant and animal life to flourish in astounding abundance. Mangrove eco systems thrive along the nearby Tarcoles River. The extensive Manuel Antonio State park, bordering the area, is home to one of the largest populations of rare, exotic and fascinating wildlife in the country. The Mt Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s only active volcano and top tourist destination, is a short trip away. Jaco Beach is situated conveniently near many other beautiful and exotic wildlife reserves and tourist destinations. For these and numerous other reasons, many believe the real estate in this area to be possibly the most valuable in the entire country of Costa Rica.
The weather in Jaco Beach is balmy and pleasant year round, with none of the hurricanes or tropical storms that harass other tropical destinations. Jaco Beach has low crime rates and no swine flu, which makes it superior to Mexico or other comparable destinations. The lifestyle here is slow and easy, and the outdoor activities abound. Jaco Beach first became famous because of it’s superb surfing conditions. Playa Hermosa, a quick three kilometers away, is world famous for attracting international surfing authorities. Some of the best surfers in the world have enjoyed the consistent waves found here all year long. The beaches along the Jaco Beach coast line are as varied as the rest of the region. Everything from sandy white beaches to black sand to small pebbled stretches of isolated coastline can be found just minutes from downtown Jaco Beach. The area is dotted with secluded coves and inlets that make perfect picnic lunch destinations and can be reached by motor boat, jet ski, kayak, or horseback, all of which are easily available downtown.
One of the other activities for which Jaco Beach has become famous is the outstanding sport fishing found in the waters nearby. Jaco Beach has both fresh water fishing available in the local rivers, shallows fishing off the cost, and deep sea sports fishing. Charters are available which cater to all skill levels and budgets. A full family or group can charter one of the larger fishing vessels and enjoy a few days or weeks out on the water in search of the local Giants, or one or two people can charter a small craft by the hour, and every option in between is also easily arranged. The possibilities for sport fishing in this area are truly limitless. There are many helpful and knowledgeable locals ready to share their intimate knowledge of local currents and aquatic population trends. Of course with the booming sports fishing industry comes an emphasis on marine superiority, and the Jaco Beach area includes some of the finest charter vessels available. Nearby Herradura Bay boasts the only government sanctioned Marina in the country, arguably the most advanced marine facility in Central America.
Jaco Beach is just minutes away from the world famous Marriot Hotel and Casino, which also boasts one of the world’s top golf courses, nestled along the edges of an impressive flora and fauna reserve. This course has been said to be a golfer’s dream, with challenging shots and breathtaking natural formations and vegetation seamlessly integrated into the fairway. No matter how you choose to enjoy the finer things in life, Jaco Beach can provide you with the means to fulfill your wildest yearnings. The growing economy in Jaco Beach and the valuable land prices that continue to rise make this region a viable and stable investment resource. A beautiful choice for destination weddings, vacations, retirement, or even to raise a family in a beautiful tropical paradise, Jaco Beach has the key to unlocking whatever goals you choose to chase.
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