Hi there, We are heading to CR in May, and have booked a place quite close to Jaco. I am now getting mixed reviews, and want to make sure this is the place we want to be. We will be traveling with our 3 children and want to make sure that it is safe. We chose this location for the proximity to San Jose airport, but would you recommend somewhere different? We would like to be close to a beach but don\’t require all the night life. We will be renting a car, so maybe this would be a good base and then we do day trips and excursions. I would love to know if we should stay put or look for a different location. Thank you so much.
We really like Jaco and visit fairly often with our son. The town gets a bad reputation because of its bar/party/late night scene but if you are just doing daytime activities, going out to dinner, and turning in for the night at a normal hour, you likely won’t experience any of that. The restaurants and shops there are great and it does make a good jumping off point for activities. You can take day trips to surrounding beaches, Manuel Antonio, Carara National Park, Tortuga Island, etc. So, we’d say that if you found a good place nearby, you will probably be happy. The convenience to the airport is awesome too. Hope you have a good time!