Finally, a beach break in Costa Rica!! We understand there are so many excursions in nature that you may find it hard to believe someone would want to spend their day at the beach. But have you seen the beaches in Costa Rica? Combine a stunning coastal drive, panoramic views of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, exploring the charming surfer’s paradise of Jaco town, then relaxing poolside of an all-inclusive resort in Jaco Beach; can you think of a better way to spend the day in Costa Rica? Beach bums or those who prefer sipping cocktails poolside, this is the perfect shore excursion in Puntarenas for you!
Scenic Coastal Drive
Jaco town is just about an hour's drive from Puntarenas & Puerto Caldera cruise ship ports. The drive runs along the picturesque Pacific Coast. Aside from the stunning coast, we will also pass rural farming communities growing sugar, citrus & tropical fruit and several fruit stands selling local fruit derived treats, yummy! Your naturalist guide will point out the various different plantations and give you some history about this region of Costa Rica along the way.
Tarcoles River Bridge Crocodiles
Of course, no journey to Jaco would be complete without a stop at the famous Tarcoles River Bridge. Here we will make a short stop and walk across the Tarcoles River Bridge on foot to get a photo or 2 of some of the largest crocodiles in the Americas! You can find up to 30 crocodiles all congregating here waiting for local guides to throw them a snack. Take as many photos as you like, just don't lean too far over the edge!
Panoramic Views of Jaco Beach
As our journey continues down the coast, we will make a brief stop near Herradura, the town bordering Jaco at the north. Get your cameras ready, the panoramic viewpoint overlooks Jaco City & the 4km (2.5 mi) stretch of Jaco Beach. You will note that Jaco is a bit more cosmopolitan than the other side of the country. Here is one of the few places, aside from Guanacaste, you can find beach resorts dotting the beach and buildings more than 2 stories high.
Jaco City Tour
Jaco Beach Costa Rica is a famous surfing town and you will definitely recognize the influence surfing has had on the vibe of town. The Jaco City tour will highlight this delightful surfing town with tons of street art such as the giant murals and artistic graffiti that Costa Rica is famous for. You can explore beautiful boutiques full of unique beachwear and artisan souvenir markets. After the guided tour you will have a chance to explore Jaco on your own. Don’t forget to sample some of Costa Rica’s famous coffee while you are in town….and maybe even fruity monkey poop. (Don’t worry, no monkeys and no poop involved in that one, we promise). Oh yeah, when crossing the road, check both ways for bikes. At any given time they will outnumber the cars cruising through Jaco town.
All-Inclusive Beach Break Resort Jaco Costa Rica
Now that you can tell your friends you got to know a bit about Costa Rica's local culture, you no longer need to feel guilty about spending the rest of your day sipping cocktails poolside or roaming Jaco Beach. Croc's Beach Resort in Jaco is famous for its amazing buffets, excellent service, and the coolest pool in Jaco with an island shaped like a crocodile. (Recognize Jaco's signature theme yet?)
At Croc's Beach Resort, you will definitely get the best all-inclusive beach break Costa Rica has to offer. We travel in small groups, so plenty of loungers for everyone. There are loungers in the pool as well so you can keep cool while reading your favorite vacation novels. The kids can play on the pool slide, hang out on Croc island, or challenge each other to ping pong match. Or maybe you want to start a friendly game of soccer of football? We are in Central America folks, you bet we have both.
Hungry from all that fun in the sun? Croc's resort has an amazingly fresh buffet lunch, but you can also opt to order off the a la carte menu if you wish. Your poolside waiters will be happy to top off your national bar cocktails, Costa Rican beers and fresh natural tropical juices while you chillax and discover the meaning of Pura Vida in Costa Rica.
Needless to say, this is an exceptional way to spend the day if you are arriving to Puntarenas or Puerto Caldera. At The Real Deal Tours we also try to bring you the best deals on the best shore excursions in Costa Rica. So, we offer this to you at a discounted price well below your cruise ships. We also work with small groups only, so spaces are limited. If this sounds like the perfect cruise ship excursion for you, book your Jaco City Tour + Beach Break Resort in Jaco, Costa Rica today! Trust us, you do NOT want to miss out!
Deluxe City Tour + Beach Break Resort Jaco Costa Rica Tour Details
Jaco City Tour Includes:
- * Air-conditioned transportation from Puntarenas or Puerto Caldera cruise ship pier
- * Bi-lingual Naturalist guide
- * Stop at Tarcoles Bridge to view the largest crocodiles in the Americas
- * Photo stop at a panoramic viewpoint over Jaco Beach
- * Guided tour of Jaco Beach town
- * Free-time for souvenir shopping, surf shops, art galleries & boutiques
- * Bottled water & fresh fruit snacks
Beach Break Resort in Jaco Includes:
- * All-Inclusive Day Pass at Croc's Jaco Beach Resort
- * National open bar (including poolside service)
- * Buffet lunch
- * Access to all beach club amenities (pool, jacuzzi, slide & waterfall, loungers)
- * Restrooms, showers, changing rooms
- * Access to Jaco beach, volleyball & soccer courts
- * Access to on site casino
Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: Approx 8 Hours.
Jaco All Inclusive Beach Break + Jaco City Tour Recommendations:
- * Comfortable walking shoes
- * Swimsuit & towel
- * Eco friendly sunblock
- * Eco friendly bug repellant
- * Light jacket or rain poncho
- * Sun hat or sun glasses
- * Money for tour balance, souvenirs, gambling & tips for your guides and service
Children: This activity is welcome to all ages. Children under 12 receive a discounted rate.
Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!
Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!
Restrictions: This is a great activity for all ages and very accessible. For those with disabilities, the Croc's Resort Beach Club is wheelchair accessible throughout most of the property. Please let us know your restrictions in advance so we can prepare to accommodate you to the best of our abilities.
Reserve Your Jaco City Tour + Beach Break Resort Jaco, Costa Rica Now
The Real Deal: $140.00
The Real Deal: $110.00
Jaco City Tour + Beach Break Resort Jaco Tour deposit is $30.00 per Adult and $10.00 per Child.
(The balance of $110.00 per Adult and $100.00 per Child must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
This tour departs on your schedule.