We're excited to welcome you to Costa Rica, and want to help you prepare for your visit.
Check in times
Check in time: 2 pm
Check out time: 12 noon
What to Pack
Though the country is small, weather varies dramatically by region in Costa Rica. Forecasts for the larger cities are not good indicators of the conditions in Jaco. At Jaco beach, daytime temperatures in the HIGH SEASON are generally in the upper 80’s and nighttime lows are in the 70’s. In the GREEN SEASON daytime highs are in the low 80’s and night time lows are in the lower 70’s. Expect rain in the green season, though it is likely to be preceded by sunshine and followed by sunshine. Rain is less likely in the high season but is not uncommon. Unlike Jaco, since San Jose is at altitude, it can get chilly in the evening – particularly in the green season.
Jaco is extremely casual – shorts, swimwear and sandals are okay everywhere, so pack light. Long pants are unnecessary for Jaco but may be desired for San Jose or any special events you may have planned.
You may also want to consider clothing needed for any tours you might desire. If you plan a short trip over to Manuel Antonio Park, a jungle Canopy Tour or an ATV expedition, you’ll need sturdy tennis shoes or hiking shoes. If you plan a fishing excursion or golf at Los Suenos Resort, pack appropriately. The sun can be intense here, so remember your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Flip-flops or beach shoes are a good idea. All of these things can also be purchased readily in town!
Included in the rate
A touch up cleaning every other day. The housekeeping will sweep the floor, take out your garbage and make up the beds. If you would like to have housekeeping every day, it is available upon request for an extra charge.
Book tours and activities prior to your arrival
No one knows Jaco like Canciones del Mar. As the premier destination in town, Canciones del Mar has negotiated the best deals for tours and attractions. We have the inside scoop on dining and entertainment. One of our friendly, local Guest Service Specialists will meet with you to put together a complete itinerary for your stay. Don’t worry about carrying cash – book through us and pay with your credit card at check-out! See the attached list of great activities in the area.
Entry to Costa Rica
You’ll need a valid passport to gain entry.
Costa Rica’s electrical system and plug configuration is the same as in the U.S. Any devices you wish to bring should work fine.
Your U.S. mobile phone will probably not work in Costa Rica. Check with your service provider to determine service availability.
All calls within the country are local calls.
Many restaurants and businesses in Jaco accept payment in U.S. dollars or by credit card. You can exchange dollars for colones by paying in dollars and receiving change in colones. However, restaurants may not accept bills larger than $50. ATMs are available in Jaco.
Safety and personal security are essentially the same in Costa Rica as in any tourist destination. Use common sense and reasonable caution.