Jaco is the most developed beach town in Costa Rica, but it still remains a very small surfing community. While most beaches in Costa Rica are more like villages which can be very secluded and difficult to access, Jaco has many restaurants, conveniences, amenities and services that are important to having a great vacation. Many people say Jaco reminds them of old California surf towns from the 70s. Jaco provides a great vibe of rustic Costa Rica that remains authentic. Its important to note that Jaco is also referred to when speaking of the entire Central Pacific region, which includes nearby towns like Hermosa, Esterillos, Punta Leona and Herradura, home to the Los Suenos resort & marina. So depending on your style and taste the area offers something for everyone to explore all within a 30 mile radius.