Playa Jaco boasts 2.5 miles of fine volcanic, cinnamon colored sand. Rated in the Top 10 Beaches of Costa Rica, it is also the closest beach to San Jose. Temperatures of 85-90* during the day and 75-80* at night, provide the ideal vacation weather, year round.

Click here to get San Jose Airport to Canciones del Mar on a bigger map Canciones del Mar Boutique Hotel is just a few minute walk, up a rustic laneway, into the heart of Jaco. Endless shopping, restaurants of international cuisine, medical clinics, several supermarkets, two casinos, three night clubs, modern pharmacies, fresh fish markets, and even a local farmer’s market (held on Fridays) can be found on the “strip”. Jaco is definitely a town that can satisfy the needs of the young, as well as the more mature.

Jaco is home to approximately 10,000 residents, whose motto is “Pura Vida”, meaning “Pure Life”. This motto represents the casual, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that will surround you, while in Costa Rica.

In Jaco surfing is a way of life, not surprisingly the area is now regarded as THE definitive surf mecca of the Central Pacific Coast. Canciones del Mar harbors one of the three best areas, on Jaco beach. The waves are consistently big, with
very healthy left and right breaks year round.

If you consider yourself a “hard-core” surfer, just south of Jaco you will find Playa Hermosa. Home to the International Quiksilver Championship, an annual surfing competition, the surf at Hermosa Beach is much more challenging. Terraza, Backyard, Almendro, Corners, and Tulin (containing crocodiles), are the recognized names of breaks lining the beach. The quiet surfing community, with black sand beaches, also shelters the 109 acre Playa Hermosa Wildlife Refuge.

Playa Herradura is a horseshoe shaped bay 4.4 miles north of Jaco. Featuring, a small beach of superb black sand and dark green waters, the tranquil bay is ideal for swimming. Herradura is declared as, the Fishing Capital of Costa Rica. Upon visiting, you will find numerous charters for Big Game Sport Fishing, at the Los Suenos Marina. If you are a golf lover, test your swing at La Iguana Golf Course. While vying through the 18 hole, 72 par course, the natural beauty of the rainforest will immerse you.

Carara National Park is a quick 9.3 mile drive, north of Jaco. Comprising of 11,600 acres (18 square miles), this biological reserve is an eco-tourists dream. Approximately 200 couples of the endangered Scarlet Macaws reside in this sanctuary. Macaws migrate daily, therefore it is best to hike at sunrise or sunset, when they are most active.

Canciones del Mar Hotel offers numerous tours, activities and transportation options, to customize your stay. Please contact us with any questions, and let your imagination soar.