There are many fun activities, exciting tours, and awesome day trips available year-round in the Jaco Beach region. We want our guests to experience the many wonders of Costa Rica up close and personal. Casa Rio Mar has contacts with all these listed activities. Your concierge will hook you up!

  • Sunset horseback rides on the beach.

  • Clear water scuba diving & snorkeling.

  • Rainforest zip-lining & canopy tours.

  • ATV and horseback mountain trail rides.

  • Surfing & stand-up-paddle boarding lessons next door.

  • Waterfalls and white-water rafting trips.

  • Monkey and crocodile excursions.

  • Stunning Manual Antonio National Park tours.

  • Day trips to volcanoes, water parks, and other attractions.

  • Day Trips to Ocean Ranch – 880-acre rainforest preserve — 3 waterfalls.

  • Day trips to spectacular Playa Dominical – Biggest waves in Costa Rica!

  • Catamaran sailing to Tortuga Island – A nearby tropical paradise.

  • Preplanning is best. Booking tours early is part of our registration process.

*Many of the tour operators will pick you up at Casa Rio Mar.


The town of Jaco Beach has been a surfing mecca for Americans, Canadians, Europeans and Costa Ricans since the 1960s and first incorporated in 1980. Jaco has evolved and grown ever since but retains its small-town feel. Jaco’s main street is full of restaurants, bars, gift shops, clothing stores and souvenir stands plus all the businesses the locals frequent. Pharmacies, doctors and dentists are handy. On the main drag you will find handmade jewelry, local art work and sculpture. Starting at the south end of town walk your way north along main street and you will discover the real Jaco Beach – a blend of diversity.

Jaco walk

In 2017 Jaco Walk – an ultra-modern open-air shopping mall – opened. It’s a marvelous addition to Jaco and only a mile from Casa Rio Mar. In Jaco Walk you will discover some of the finest cuisine this beach town has to offer — complete with evening entertainment in the Center Court promenade surrounded by boutiques, beach shops, open-air restaurants and bars with homemade craft beers.


There are well over 100 restaurants in Jaco Beach serving a wide variety of choices including typical Costa Rican, great pizza, European gourmet, Thailand/Bali, Oriental, Italian, Peruvian, Columbian, organic and vegetarian, sushi and full-menu American steakhouses with seafood. Many of Jaco’s finest eateries are on Jaco’s main drag or beachfront. We are happy to recommend our favorites just ask your personal concierge to take your family and friends for delightfully tropical dining experiences.

Bars and Night Clubs

Jaco Beach is well known for its active all-night party scene. There are numerous sports bars with large flat-screen TVs, DJ-disco-hip-hop dance clubs and a couple of those other clubs that offer adult entertainment. There are also several casinos in Jaco.

*Most of the stores, restaurants, bars and night clubs take credit cards.
*American currency is accepted everywhere.

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