Located 110 km from San José and 7 above sea level. The sandy stripof almost 5 km long is one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica. It is the first beach city that was developed on the south Pacific Coast. It is a long and beautiful beach, and its closeness to San José makes it very popular with Costa Ricans as well as foreign students. You can bathe here although you will need to be careful with the underwater currents, they are very dangerous. Located 3.5 km from Herradura. The beach is 2km from the coastal highway. The Jaco area has a Social Security clinic, private doctors, two pharamcies, dentists, supermarkets, liquor stores, shopping center, butchers, bakeries, three discos, three casinos, cabins, B &B, hotels, surf shop, bars and a variety of restaurants. As well as car, bicycle, and scooter rental among others.
Many surfers take advantage of the facilities they find in Jaco as a base to travels to nearby beaches, where they find very strong waves, such as Tivives, Valor, Escondida, Boca Barranca, Hermosa, Bejuco, Esterillos East and West and Boca Damas. Waves in this zone tend to be more consistent here than in other places. There is a store with equipment for surfers. It is also a good place to obtain information related to surfing in other places within the country. The surfers can find various stores downtown, places where boards can be bought when they ask for them in advance, rent of boards and other kinds of related information.
Bank of Costa Rica Ph + (506) 2643-3695. It is in the Plaza Jaco commercial center, in front of the hotel best Western where there is a bus-stop. Opened from Monday through Friday of 09:00 a.m to 04:00 p.m. Counts with ATM, auto bank and currency exchange.
BAC San José Ph + (506) 2643-1122. It is in the IL Galeone commercial center. It exchanges and has ATM. Opened from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Saturday from 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Bank of Costa Rica Ph (506) 2643-4004. It is 10 meters East of the IL Galeone commercial center. This office is a house of change, travel check, checks, foreign currency exchange, credit cards with ATM. Schedule from Monday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.d. and from 01:15 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Popular Bank Ph (506) 2643-1717/ 2643-1503/ 2643-1504. It is 25 meters West of the IL Galeone commercial center. Services: travel check, checks, foreign currency exchange, credit cards with ATM. Information service. A/C. Schedule: Monday to Friday of 09:30 a.m to 03:45 p.m and Saturdays from 08:30 a.m. to 12:00 m.d
National Bank Ph + (506) 2643-3072. It is in Central avenues 100 meters East of the Mas X Menos supermarket. Opened from 08:45 a.m to 03:45 p.m. Counts with ATM, auto bank and currency exchange.