Jaco / Playa Hermosa

For several decades Jaco, Costa Rica has been the focal point of the Central Pacific Coast; it is a hotspot for Costa Rican tourism. Surfers, beach lovers, partygoers, and those looking for a swim/surf/shopping/nightlife combination flock to the small Costa Rica town and beach. Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose in the Puntarenas province, only one hour away from International Airport "Juan Santamaría". It has a fantastic selection of restaurants, hotels, restaurants, lounges, and clubs, as well as some of the best waves in the country. Other popular Costa Rica beaches near Jaco include Playa Hermosa and Herradura, where you can enjoy tours such as ATV, horseback riding, and much more!

Playa Hermosa translates into beautiful beach, and that under-compensates how spectacular it is. Playa Hermosa, with its wide grey sand beaches and white surf, is not only known for its peace and quiet, but it is also the largest beach break (after Dominical) on the country's Pacific Coast. Playa Hermosa includes the ten-kilometer beach and plenty of hotspots along the way.

Property Information

Curated Investment Opportunities

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

2 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

Starting from: $350K
1,022 sq ft

Starting from: $450K
1,615 sq ft

Starting from: $490K
2,777 sq ft

Starting from: $202K
2,368 sq ft

Starting from: $729K
3,475 sq ft

Starting from: $950K
3,089 sq ft

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Important Facts

  • Closest Beach to Capital: Only 1hr 30mins from "International Airport Juan Santamaría". A scenic route taking you through the wild forests in Atenas, then cross over the Tarcoles bridge to find a bask of crocodiles beneath you.


  • Beach-town with best infrastructure: In recent years there has been a lot of investment in remodelling and new construction on the main road and there are no signs that this is slowing down. Storefronts varying from supermarkets to local designer brands are being remodelled with fresh, hip and modern looks.


  • Good schools close by: Ficus Tree School is a bilingual accredited English / Spanish school in Playa Hermosa, Jaco. Offers a full Montessori pre-school program and an elementary program up to 6th grade. The Hermosa Valley School is the only private school in the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula with its own campus and sports facilities, including a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a performance center, a tennis court and green areas.


  • Hospitals and Clinics: Emergency Medical Care - EBAIS Jaco has an emergency room, laboratory and pharmacy at this location along with general practitioners.


  • Brilliant Expat Community: Ask an expat why they chose Jaco and they will tell you; great weather, beautiful tropical landscapes and Jaco is conveniently located with various supermarkets, gas stations and landmarks close by.

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