#25 Jaco, Costa Rica
Population: Just over 10,000
Average Annual Temp: 85°F
Why We Love Jaco, Costa Rica
Jaco, Costa Rica, is a quick two-hour drive from the international airport in Costa Rica’s modern capital city of San Jose. Jaco’s location in the Central Pacific region makes it a popular jumping off point for everything Costa Rica.
Its varied beaches are Jaco’s major attraction. Reddish-brown, exotic black, and pure white sands, combined with its warm climate and renowned competitive waves, beckon surfers from around the globe.
Many expats choose Jaco because it’s the most developed beach town in Costa Rica. Modern amenities are easily accessible in this charming laid-back surf town with a California vibe.
Who Else Will Love Jaco, Costa Rica
Wildlife lovers, adventure lovers, golfers and fisherman will also love Jaco, Costa Rica. Expats can choose from endless activities. Yachting and deep-sea fishing excursions, challenging golf courses, and white water rafting expeditions are just a few ways to spend time with friends.
Nature and wildlife lovers never run out of things to do. Nearby Carara Biological Reserve offers miles of trails amidst scarlet macaw nesting grounds. And Olive Ridley sea turtles nest at the nearby Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge.
Party lovers love Jaco’s nightlife. Bars and dance clubs line the sidewalks of the ocean side downtown shopping district. And popular restaurants offer exceptional dining experiences beachside. Jaco’s party zone is well-patrolled and friendly and safe for expats.
Jaco, Costa Rica’s Real Estate Outlook
Due to its dramatic population growth over the last five years, Jaco is one of the hottest investment markets in Costa Rica. From gated communities with single family homes to golf course condos, to penthouse high rises with panoramic ocean views, Jaco has something for everyone. In spite of its high-end luxury status, Jaco real estate is still an affordable option for expats.