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Located about two hours away from San Jose,  Jac√≥ is a costal town that's close to a number of national parks and mountains.  The beaches are popular for surfing, as there are consistently 3-4 metres of surf.  Other activities nearby include golfing, canopy tours, kayaking and scuba diving.  An all-inclusive resort and community is starting to develop as well.
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Alex
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There are cooler places to stay than the Best Western...we stayed at a hotel closer to the action.  It had a pool, a bar and a parrot in the courtyard, and we got free vouchers for the casino.
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jaco is a surfer hub in southern costa rica.  Much better off going to Hermosa or Estillos Este to catch good waves.  Jaco is a party town;  lots of alcohol, drugs and hookers.
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Nick
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Jaco is an ok option if you just need to get out of San Jose for a couple days, but I wouldn't recommend it for travelers/tourists. Avoid Nathon's Hostel (with the graffiti mural on the front), the landlord is violent! For a centrally-located and good hostel, walk past El Tobacon from Mas x Menos and turn left at that corner. The chicken-headed surfer is your destination. The main beach is much less crowded and a little nicer at the north end.
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