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tioVista Pacifico Hotel

Day Trips
in and around Playa Jacó

Jacó and the Surrounding Area has:
• Beaches • Zip Lines • Rain Forests • Restaurants • Aquatic Sports • Wild Life • Wedding Facilities
4 Canopy Tours • Crocodile Tour • Specialty and Souvenir Shops • Casinos • Gardens • National Parks •
• Para Sailing • Wild Life Preserves • Paragliding • Fitness Centres • Bird Watching • Super Markets •
• Dentists • Cable Car • Medical Services • Churches • Kayaking • Pharmacies • Horseback Riding • Golf •
• Cafés • Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens • Jungle Tours • Safaris • Butterfly Farm • Boat Tours •
• Scuba Diving • Mountain Biking • Night Life • Surfing • Volcano Tours • Galleries • Bars • Waterfalls •
• Birdwatching • Marina • Deep Water Fishing • and many other points of interest, adventures and things to do •
We can arrange many of these tours for you, some at a DISCOUNT.

Hotel Vista Pacifico is 1 hour and 15 minutes to the airport (SJO),
less than a 1-1/2 hour drive to Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park, 45 minutes to Caldera,
only 15 minutes to
Carara Biological Reserve, 15 minutes to any of the local Canopy Tours
and 10 minutes from Playa Hermosa.


Hotel Poolside

Quiet, intimate and safe,
Vista Pacifico Hotel
with a Swimming Pool
set in tropical gardens has
Studios, One and
Two Bedroom units
with Cable TV, WiFi, Kitchens,
Hot Water and
Fantastic Views.

Rooms from $55 - $100/night for 2 people.

Vista Pacifico Gardens

At Vista Pacifico we work with local tour companies and book attractions directly.

We are happy to help our Guests choose the Best TOUR for the Best Value
sometimes at DISCOUNTED rates

We can give you ideas and directions for your own explorations and adventures.

Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America

Some of the many Adventures & Tours Available
Many Tour Companies will pick you up from the Hotel

Walking and Hiking Trails

Manuel AntonioThis tiny patch of rain forest, 1.5 hours south of Jacó, an easy day trip from our hotel. The park has gorgeous palm lined white sand beaches, trails and lookout points. The paths provide the best opportunity in Costa Rica to see Sloths, White Faced, Howler and Squirrel Monkeys.

Park Entrance $10.00 / Person
Park Guides
Tour from Jaco with Lunch
$89.00 / Person

We have printed a little pamphlet with several Free Hiking Trails in the Jaco area which have yielded more animal sightings than some of the local parks. Write for a copy.

Bird Watching & Hiking Tours

Carrara Biological ReserveAbout 15 km north of Jacó, this park is a world renowned nesting ground for Scarlet Macaws. It has several miles of walking trails where you can see an abundance of birds and plants.


Park Entrance $10.00 / Person
Tour with Breakfast
$69.00 / Person

From our property, while birding, one guest sighted 50 different bird species in a week and another visitor spotted 79 during their month stay at the Hotel.

Flora and Fauna

Pura VidaNestled in the mountains, overlooking miles of scenic Pacific coastline the Gardens and Trails follow the mountain crest and a river to Costa Rica's tallest Waterfall. Restaurant and Gift Shop open daily. Only 20 minutes from Jacó, a portion of the trail is handicapped accessible. Disabled

$20.00 / Person

Our guests enjoy a 10% DISCOUNT... ask for a Coupon

The gardens at Vista Pacifico Hotel are a mini version with 100's of different varieties of tropical plants and trees.

Extreme Adventure

Canopy TourThe ride of a lifetime with 15 platforms and nature's most scenic backdrop of Pacific Coastline. Using safe equipment and in the hands of experienced guides you climb to the top for a birds eye view and then experience the exhilaration as you rapidly glide on zip lines between each platform. One Tour has a line 750 metres long at up to a speed of 60 kms/hr. There are 5 different Canopy Tours in the Jaco area within 20 minutes of the hotel, so we can point you to the one that will suit you best

$60.00 - $70.00 / Person

We offer our Guests a $10.00 DISCOUNT on a few of the Canopy Tours in our area. . . ask.

Souvenir Shopping Paradise

SarchiA few hours from Jacó, is the woodworking and craft capital of Costa Rica, where local artisans make and sell traditional, brightly painted ox carts, wooden bowls, animal figurines, and wood & leather items of all descriptions.

Sarchi & Volcano Excursion available.

Self Driving - FREE
Tours with Volcano Excursion Available


Hotel Vista Pacifico has a small gift cabinet with hand picked items made in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Bird watching Adventure

Crocodile AdventureA trip down stream by boat will show you the guacalillo Mangrove, nesting place for the Scarlet Macaw and on both sides of the river bank you will see numerous species of birds including: pelicans, osprey, frigates, trogons, and more. Only 15 minutes from Jacó. The fresh water crocodiles measure up to 7 metres (23 ft).Disabled

2 1/2 hour Tour $35.00+/ Person

Tour with Transportation $45.00+/ Person

One of Jan's favourite Tours. She saw dozens of birds and an incredible sunset at an economical price.
We offer a $5.00 DISCOUNT for our guests . . . ask.

Tours & Rentals

AtvAn ATV four wheel adventure tour through the mountains, home to a wide variety of monkeys, Toucans and other birds and wild life.
As well, for those who prefer to explore on their own, bicycles, scooters and ATV's can be rented at several places in Jacó central.

2 hour ATV Tour $69.00
Scooter Rental $7.00 / hr - $40.00 / day or less

We offer a $5.00 DISCOUNT for our guests

Please ask us for a Coupon redeemable at RICADVENTURA

Light Adventure

Aerial TramAfter a walking tour in the rainforest, guided by a bilingual naturalist, take a ride on a Cable Car high above the tree canopy and waterfalls. Enjoy the Multimedia Presentation, Heliconia Gallery, Medicine Plant Garden, Snake Exhibit and Nature Walk where the naturalist will explain the complex ecosystems of the rainforest. The Aerial Tram is 3 km's from Jacó. Disabled

$55.00/ Person Combo
FREE transportation

Also Now Available "TRANOPY" Combo
with Tram & Canopy Tour $70.00/ Person

High Seas Adventure

Deep Sea FishingTry your hand at catching Sailfish, MahiMahi, Snapper, Tuna and who knows maybe even a Marlin. Fishing charters leave from Los Sueños about 7 minutes from Jacó and are available for half and full day trips on the Pacific Ocean.
Full and Half Day Excursions available.

If you prefer someone else to catch your fish a local fish co-op, 15 minutes from Jacó, has a fresh fish market.

Check our Links Page for some options.

$350.00 - $1400.00

Tours, Trails, Flora & Fauna

Arenal VolcanoCosta Rica has a number of active and inactive volcanoes worth viewing. Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs draw people for the intermittent fiery explosions, and hot springs, Poas Volcano for the cloud forest trails and a crater 1.3 km wide and Irazu Volcano for it's moon like appearance. On a clear day, from a vantage point.on top of Irazu Volcano you can see both the Pacifico Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Any of these volcanoes can be reached on a full day tour from Jacó.

Park Entrance $10.00 / Person
Full Day Tours to Poas from
$99 / Person
Full Day Tours to Arenal from
$110 / Person


White Water RaftingPaddle through the warm Pacific waters enjoying this popular sport, the perfect way to appreciate the wonders of nature and the beautiful coastline on ocean going 8 person outriggers or single and double kayaks. (15 min from Jacó) Snorkeling is also an option. Disabled
White Water Rafting tours are also available on rivers in the Quepos area.

Sea Kayaking $55.00+ / Person
White Water Rafting $69.00+ / Person

Explore the country

Horse Back RidingOne of the best ways to enjoy beautiful tropical scenery, exploring the country side on horseback. Different tours will take you across beaches, up into the rainforest to remote waterfalls and mountainside.

Tours are available from Jacó and various points in the surrounding area. Transportation is Extra.

$25.00 - $65.00

We are able to book this tour from the hotel.

Discover the Pacific Ocean

Scuba/SnorkelingTrips leave the Los Sueños Marina on a Catamaran for a private beach and snorkelling, Charter boats are also available for scuba diving. Also available tours to Tortuga Island. One day or half day snorkeling and dive packages are available departing just 5 minutes from Jacó.

Snorkeling $69.00
Scuba Diving $89.00
Scuba Gear Rental $10.00

Trails, Flora & Fauna

MonteverdeMonte Verde, a nationally protected area, includes the children's eternal rainforest Santa Helen and Monte Verde Cloud Forest. Take the sky walk's suspended bridges in the canopy of the cloud forest.

A full day tour from Jacó.

Park Entrance Only $10.00 / Person
Tour from Jaco all incl.
$109.00 / Person

Experience a Tropical Course

GolfingLos Sueños Resort, located 5 minutes from Jaco, has a "World Class" eighteen hole golf course. Golfers describe the course as "tight" and "challenging". The course is surrounded by tropical rain forests and you are bound to encounter a wide assortment of birds and you may even see a coyote or panther or have to avoid iguanas. A new, second golf course is being built south of Jacó.

$120.00 + 18 holes
$70.00 + 9 holes

Some of the best Surfing in CR

SurfingSurfers love the consistent beach break at Playa Jacó and nearby Playa Hermosa which makes the area one of the most popular beaches in the country. A surf board can be rented from $10.00 - $20.00 a day if you want to try your hand at riding the waves. For novices, surf lessons which include board rental can be arranged.

Rentals $10.00 - $20.00/day
Lessons $30.00 - $100.00

The Hotel has a secure board rack next to the parking lot.

"Pamper Yourself"

Spas / YogaEnjoy a massage, relax during a facial or pedicure or join a Yoga class. All are available in Jacó.

In fact, a Massage Therapist and Manicurist will make house calls to our hotel during the High Season for a group.

Jacó also has many hair salons and aestheticians with very reasonable prices.

Yoga Classes $12.00
Massage $60.00
Facial $45.00


TranquiloWhile your family or friends are traipsing around the countryside, spend a day at our pool or at the beach. Just relax, read a book from our lending library or enjoy the sun and don't forget to take in the sunset from one of the many viewing points, beach restaurants or bars.


Our grounds are perfect for relaxing. Disabled

TAXI BOAT- Montezuma
Water taxi / Speed boat between Jaco and Montezuma

CocozumaThe speed boat, taxi boat or water taxi between Montezuma and Jaco is the easiest and fastest ways to get between these 2 towns. Saving several hours by land and ferry.
The boat leaves daily from Jaco, (Departure point: Playa Herradura which is 10 minutes from our hotel in Jaco) and from Montezuma,
The schedule varies depending on the time of year with more crossings during the High Season
You should book in advance.

$ 40.00 / person / one way
Transportation from the hotel to Herradura INCLUDED

We are able to book the water taxi from the hotel with transportation.


Great Variety

Dining OutPlaya de Jacó has a wide range of restaurants. Choose from Steak Houses, French Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Chicken Barbeques, Sushi, Mexican, or Vegetarian Restaurants to list but a few. There is a huge variety of good International and Costa Rican cuisine. Disabled

Full Range

Vista Pacifico Hotel serves a Complimentary Light Breakfast during the High Season, Complimentary Coffee and Juice in the Low Season and most rooms have a Kitchen or Kitchenette.

Extreme Adventure

ParaGlidingParrita, Caldara and Hermosa are only a few launching sights just a short drive from Hotel Vista Pacifico. There are many sights in the Jaco area and most landowners are cooperative about using their property as LZ's. Wind conditions are consistent and good.

Tandem Intro Flight $75.00 / Person
During the high seson
Paragliding with your own equipment - FREE

Read a Pargliding Story

Boating and Sightseeing

Isla TortugaThis day trip to "Turtle Island" with hiking, pristine beaches and snorkeling is one of the most popular tours in Costa Rica.

The island is located in the Gulf of Nicoya and accessible only by boat. A full day Tour includes transport, soft drinks, lunch & bilingual guide. Snorkeling is an option at an additional cost.

Advance Booking Recommended
Tours $99 -$139 / Person incl. Meals

We are able to book this tour from the hotel.

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Butterfly Farm
Catamaran Cruises
Waterfall Adventures
Montezuma Boat Trip
Turtle Nesting Tour (Seasonal)

If you are interested, we have a wonderful
Dra. Selena Cubero G.
- (506) 2643-2755
Premier Dental Care

Many of our guests come to Costa Rica for very economical Dental Work.
You will pay between 1/4 and 1/2 of what the going rate is in North America.

There are many FREE activities in the Jaco Area, such as parrot & birdwatching, hiking and walking trails, a trip to see the crocodiles, beach combing for shells and sand dollars, a sunset viewed from a mountain top amphitheater . . . .

We are always happy to assist our guests with information and directions or with tour bookings . . . you only need to ask!!

Disabled Denotes attractions which cater to the disabled.

We can also arrange for

if you are interested.



Most of the tours include transportation, entrance fee (if applicable), bilingual guides, insurance (if applicable), light beverages, lunch, dinner (if necessary) and equipment (if necessary).

Children 10 and under enjoy discounts on most tours.

We at Hotel Vista Pacifico
will Book TOURS for our Guests
to suit their timetable.

Prices are a guide and may vary depending on time of year and Tour Company.


Trip Advisor


TripAdvisor Top Value

TripAdvisor Award

Rated BEST Bargain Hotel in
Central America,
3rd in Latin America

Airport to Jaco Map

Vista Pacifico

Rancho at night

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