Canciones del Mar and Jaco adventure Reviews
Adventure beach and natur Sep 01, 2011
Year visited August 2011.
Stayed at Canciones del Mar Boutique Hotel, nice beachfront, personal attention, excellent food by the chefs(bring your own catch and they will nicely prepare it for a few $). Just check out their website!
Very good deal to just take dollars, it is widely accepted in Jaco and you'll get back change in Colones basically at the market rate (we got 500=USD1.00).
Fairly safe to walk abt the city at any time but don't be surprised if you are offered drugs. Just say thank you and keep going, and they won't bother you.
They feel more like for locals but they are small and not really great, you'll have more fun just going to a bar/restaurant to hang out. You can walk in all of them with sandals and very relaxed outfit. Never was asked for ID, but surely don't be walking around with your Passport. The Beattle Bar is basically a brothel, and not really a stripclub.
RESTAURANTS: Best food I've ever had, from good beef cuts to excellent fresh seafood. There is many good restaurants but I fell in love with El Hicaco. You'll eat a lot of fresh fruits and have them served to you in any hotel for breakfast. Not worth going cheap on the food, nonetheless, the best food in town is at least $10 cheaper than the same plate in the US. Clarita's bar is fun for happy hour!
ACTIVITIES: All kinds of fund activities can be arranged and they will pick/drop you off in your hotel: horse-back riding, ATV, Ziplining, best fishing, surfing, National parks, diving, etc just to mention a few. Very affordable, I would say more in regards to fishing if compared with the US.
Neighboring LOS SUEÑOS is a luxurios gated community with a marina where one can also stay and enjoy basically more of the fishing. You can rent there condominiums. If you stay there, a visit to Jaco is more for a restaurant hunt.
MANUEL ANTONIO: Nice tourist area located 1 and a half hr from Jaco, more restful place with a lot of surfers and excellent views. Location basically a mountaneous region right in front of the coast. Check out its National Park.
ARENAL VOLCANO: Abt 3/4hrs from Jaco. You can arrange the trip but make sure to know ahead of time what are the periods more prone for eruptions.
Will offer more advises abt Jaco if asked. Peace out
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