Top 12 Airbnbs In Jaco Beach, Costa Rica - Updated 2021

airbnb Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
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Jaco Beach is located on the coast of Costa Rica, to the west of San José - you can make it there in about an hour and a half by car. Jaco Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Costa Rica, which is not surprising when the beach is 2.5 miles (4km) long. The area is renowned for its surfing, with people travelling far to ride the waves. There are so many different ways to explore the area, including joining a horseback and zipline tour, or even an ATV tour! Check out some of the best and most unique Airbnbs in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.

1. Pet-friendly apartment for two (from USD 46)

Ideal for two people, this snug apartment is the perfect spot for those on a vacation or business trip. It comes with WiFi for entertainment and convenience. It is also situated close to major shops and restaurants, allowing you to discover more parts of the area. Other amenities here include bathroom essentials, a kitchen equipped with all the cooking basics, and a cable TV. To top it all off, you can enjoy the beach with your furry friends since this accommodation welcomes pets.

La Casita de playa
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
61 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place itself had all of the amenities required for a comfortable stay
great location a/c no mosquitos hosts responds speedy and great wifi
the apartment while on the smaller size would be perfect for a single traveler or a couple
Cleanliness:
clean i loved the front yard and the table outside
Host:
thank you for hosting me
great host if its available get it
lucia was very responsive and helped accommodate our early check in
lucia was a wonderful host and i'd come back there any time
communication with the host was very well
Location:
cute little spot fantastic location
nice location very cute small house nice vibe
i would recommend this location
great location close to the beach and can easily walk to the center of the town
also super close walking distance to shops restaurants and clubs
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2. Condo close to the beach (from USD 80)

This beautiful condo in Jaco Beach has one main bedroom and a never-ending supply of additional beds if there are more people staying. As well as the queen sized bed in the bedroom, there’s also a sofa bed in the living room, and an additional trundle bed. Currently, the onsite pool is closed for refurbishment, but the host provides access to a separate sea-front pool to make up for this. The kitchen contains everything you may need to enjoy your stay. The house is located just off the main strip in Jaco, so all the areas restaurants, shops and amenities are only a five-minute walk away.

Jaco Beach Condo Close to beach
Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
173 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable modern fixtures with consistent wifi and cable
there are 2 tvs one with netflix and there is excellent internet connection
the condo was great very cozy and the a/c worked amazingly
a/c tv and hot shower are there too for those who enjoy the modern luxuries
the apartment was super clean had everything we needed and even had coffee out for us
Cleanliness:
very clean and charming appartment
the condo was very clean and comfortable
the place was really clean and comfortable
shawn's place was very clean
plenty of clean towels and fully stocked kitchen
Host:
the host was awesome
shawn was an excellent host
shawn was an excellent host
shawn was an amazing host
shawn was an amazing host
Location:
the location was great
the bakery close by is super
in a great location
the location is very safe and located steps away from town and the beach
super close to everything in jaco
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3. Remodeled solar condo (from USD 75)

The hosts have recently remodelled this property, filling it with everything you will need to enjoy your stay here. There’s room for up to three guests. The hosts have taken care and made sure that everything in this house is eco-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about your impact at all. The house is fueled by solar power, and there are eco-friendly toiletries in the bathroom. The hosts provide coffee and tea for you and are proud that all the furniture is handmade and local.

Jaco Beach remodeled, solar condo - Condo Macaw
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
129 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning and wifi worked great
the wifi was strong and reliable
nice pool great internet connection and quiet
2 ac's and 2 fans keep the space very comfortable
having a kitchen is fantastic and the ac was wonderful
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and comfortable
excellent place extremely clean and cozy
the space was sparkling clean and updated
terrific place sparkling clean cute renovation
everything is spotless and ready to use
Host:
host gives good tips
great place and awesome host with quick responses to any questions we had
the security was kind and helpful
check-in was simple and the staff at the condos are quite welcoming
amazing hosts and beautiful place made our stay comfortable and easy
Location:
perfectly located in jaco close to everything
the location was excellent
wonderful location and great renovation
excellent condo in a great location in jaco
the condos location was also a huge plus
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4. Beach apartment in a shipping container (from USD 45)

The hosts have done what they can to make sure your stay is as unique as possible. This unique Jaco Beach vacation rental is located within converted shipping containers. The apartment is only steps away from the beach and contains everything you may need to enjoy your stay, including new furniture and appliances, a full sized fridge and even aircon. There’s also a separate laundry room and your own outdoor terrace. You have your own private parking space as well.

Shipping containers beach apt: Wander Americas
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
68 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac is great as is the wifi and netflix
great wifi connection and speeds
ac shower kitchen are super
small space but you’re not there to be inside easily store luggage under bed to maximize space
be prepared for small but comfortable quarters
Cleanliness:
clean except for some ants in the kitchen
very nice and clean
the place was very clean and we felt safe with the padlocked gate out front
incredible alfonso is an amazing host and everything was clean and hospitable
Host:
the host is a great guy and very helpful
alfonso is a great host
alfonso is a very nice host and helps you with everything you need
alfonso and his family were there and they were very warm welcoming and attentive
alfonso was very hospitable and helpful with recommendations and tips
Location:
great location on strip and near beach
super close to the beach walking distance to supermarket restaurants bus stops
close walking distance to beach and entertainment
great location that is a short walk to the beach
amazing location super close to the beach place is super cute and comfortable
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5. Fully-equipped family apartment (from USD 37)

This beautiful apartment has room for up to four guests. There’s a king size bed in the bedroom, and a sofa bed in the living room. The apartment is located in the downstairs area of the host’s house, so they’re local and nearby if you have any issues. The hosts can also do your laundry for you during your stay, for a small additional fee. There’s both a swimming pool and a barbeque at the house for you to use.

THE NEW YELLOW HOUSE/ FULLY LOADED APT WITH AC
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
386 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable flat with ac
didn’t get to enjoy the pool but loved having two beds ac and an awesome shower
the house is beautiful and the kitchen is fully functional
house is nicely taken care of with attention to details which make a stay comfortable
clean bright apartment great wifi safe & quiet area
Cleanliness:
very clean and neat
it was clean and very comfortable
quiet clean and comfortable
the place was clean and exactly as advertised
this abnb felt clean and secure
Host:
john was an awesome host
john was a great host
john was an awesome host for us
john is a great host
john is a great host
Location:
the location was great
the location is great
easy walk to downtown
the location was great only a short walk to restaurants and the beach
awesome little spot just a few minutes walk from the main strip
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6. A loft at the beach (from USD 33)

This beautiful beachfront rental in Jaco Beach has room for up to two guests. There’s one double bed, as well as a second sofa bed, which is perfect if you’re travelling with kids. The loft is unique, built in a converted shipping container. There’s private parking in front of the loft for you to use, as well as an optional airport shuttle. The hosts also provide beach chairs and umbrellas, if you’re planning on spending some time at the beach. There’s 24-hour assistance available, so you don’t have to worry about any issues that may arise.

Beach Loft lI (AC)
Jaco, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
211 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room had excellent a/c cooling and a good little bathroom with an excellent shower
clean quiet safe cool a/c a block away from the beach chill host
small room but very accomodating host cold a/c and great location
great place to stay has a/c and right by the beach
this airbnb is no frills but comfortable
Cleanliness:
easy communication and a tidy clean space
it is clean and comfortable
clean place and great communication from hosts
room is very clean and cosy
the space is clean and very well organized
Host:
very nice host
hosts were very responsive
this host is great
the host is kind and has great hospitality
the hosts were so helpful and knowledgeable about the area
Location:
perfect location for a beach holiday
the location is great very close to the beach and walking distance to food and stores
recommend if you want great location
it’s a very cute spot with a short walk to the beach
great location i enjoyed my stay
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7. Private apartment just steps from the beach (from USD 50)

This beautiful apartment has room for up to four guests. The house is in a great location, literally steps away from the sand and the sea. The house is located within a locked complex, with 24-hour security, so you never have to feel worried about your safety. The house is close to the main shops and restaurants in town. The hosts have also left bikes and surfboards for you to use.

PRIVATE APT STEPS FROM BEACH & TOWN
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
126 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
do not rent this apartment unless you’re ok with shoddy air conditioning and wi-fi
beds were very comfy and the wi-fi and a/c worked very well
air conditioning got really cold which was nice
be assured wi-fi works and a little once through on the amenities and neighborhood would help
a/c worked great and was a blessing
Cleanliness:
the check in and out was really easy and the apartment was very clean and nicely decorated
it’s clean and you have a bed and a/c
it’s clean and centrally located
dan's place was affordable clean and had a great location
easy clean good location good communication
Host:
sharon is a fantastic host
sharon was a great host and exceeded expectations
make sure that you have the hosts contact information
sharon was kind enough to give us a discount
sharon was a really friendly and welcoming host
Location:
walking distance to tons of stores and super close to the beach
the location is in a good area
amazing location and very nice room
love the location of this place :)
great location right in the middle of jaco and literally steps away from the beach
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8. Chic townhouse near the sea (from USD 52)

If you want a place that offers easy access to many attractions and establishments, this chic townhouse is your best bet. Shops, restaurants, bakeries, and even pharmacies are just a minute away from this accommodation. Plus, you can get to the sea within 50 meters (164 feet). There are two bedrooms with a double bed each that can accommodate up to four guests. Those coming with the little ones can make use of the provided books and toys. Book this place for a family-friendly stay.

Casa Central PLAYA JACÓ Downtown Steps From beach
Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
78 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both rooms had individual air-conditioning which is a huge plus
the place was clean with air conditioning and juan was very accommodating
the unit is a small typical tico style two bedroom apartment and was a great value
pretty much connected to the taco joint (good tacos) and directly across from hotel oz (tv's everywhere)
Cleanliness:
the room itself is nice and very clean
place needs a little paint but everything was clean including the bathroom and shower
the rooms were very spacious and everything was super clean
juan’s place was quite pleasant it was clean and well furnished with cooking utensils and appliances
great location exceptionally clean room fantastic host
Host:
the host was welcoming and accommodating
best host on this site
juan is a great host
juan is a great host
juan is an amazing host
Location:
this location was ideal for central
great location the beach is a 3 minute walk away
great location in town walking distance t the beach and plenty of restaurants
juan's place is in a great location
the space is in a perfect location if you want to be in the heart of the action
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9. Room only three blocks away from town

Enjoy this perfect room for two, inside the host’s house. The bedroom contains a queen bed, with plenty of storage space. You have access to your own private bathroom, and there’s also a private parking space for you to use. The house is only three blocks from the beach, and two blocks from Downtown Jaco. The hosts are always around to give you any advice or suggestions of activities during your stay. You’ll be sharing the house with the hosts and their five dogs.

PRIVATE ROOM W/BATHROOM, A/C, secure&quiet, center
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
77 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac in the room worked great
the room was better than we expected
there is a great pool who fits everyone just around the corner
room is clean a d comfortable with great ac for the hot jaco weather
the room is clean and comfortable with amenities usually found in hotel rooms
Cleanliness:
room + bathroom were private super clean and quiet
beautiful clean room and bathroom
quiet and nice place super clean
it was clean comfortable and they made me feel welcome
their house is wonderful clean and comfortable with hot water
Host:
host was very welcoming and accommodating
hosts carlos and alexandra were super helpful and friendly and even did my laundry for me
great room great hosts and amazing hospitality
carlos and alexandra are great hosts and great people
carlos alexandra and her mom were wonderful hosts
Location:
their house is in an ideal location just a very short walk to town
location is easy walking distance to the beach restaurants and shops
the dogs are lovely location is centrical
very safe neighbourhood and decent accommodation
beautiful house close to everything very nice family
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10. The Perla Studio

This apartment is the perfect rental for a getaway for a young family, with room for up to three guests. The apartment is in a great location, only a four-minute walk away from the beach, and three minutes from the centre of town. There’s a kitchen area, as well as a large terrace, for you to head out and enjoy your meals on. There’s also an on-site swimming pool you can use, if you’re not in the mood to head to the beach.

LA PERLITA Studio COLIBRI
86 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed

11. Hangar in the heart of Jaco

If you’re wanting somewhere more unique to stay whilst you’re in Jacó, check out this hangar! There’s room for up to three guests, with a double bed and a single bed, over two different rooms. There’s also a separate bathroom. The hanger is located across the road from a bar and restaurant, and there’s a local coffee roaster on site. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen in the hangar and a parking space. The hosts also offer surfboard rental/surfing lessons.

DOWNTOWN HANGAR #4 - JACO INN
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
106 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
although there isn’t air conditioning the large fans keep you cool
no ac takes some getting used to but having two fans in the room kept it comfortable
the beds are of varying degrees of comfort
jaco inn is a great spot beautiful outdoor hangout spot kitchen great coffee pool tables
very relaxed atmosphere and the communal kitchen and living area was modern and clean
Cleanliness:
clean sheets and comfy beds
very clean and secure
this place was super cute the common area was very inviting clean and had everything we needed for cooking
the hostel itself is mostly clean nicely decorated and the staff is friendly
Host:
staff was kind and welcoming
the hosts were also super nice
the staff was very friendly and helpful
staff was super friendly with great advice and helped set-up surfing lessons
great place and great staff
Location:
the location was perfect
the location is great it's right in the middle of the main strip which i really enjoyed
good location very close to the beach
the location is great for tourists
great place close to the beach
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12. The most unique place to stay

This unique hanger is located on the same property as the above listing. Again, there’s room for up to three guests, spread over two bedrooms. The hangar was previously used for car and coffee been storage, and you get to be a part of its new history. There are high ceilings, so you’ll not feel claustrophobic at all during your stay.

DOWNTOWN HANGAR #1 - JACO INN
Jacó, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
110 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no air conditioning but they give you an extra fan which was plenty for us
the place is secure and has an open air common space with communal kitchen
the hangar does not have an ac but a fan in the ceiling
we could barely hear the rain and the airflow was great in the room
amenities include huge beautiful shared spaces mentioned above as well as private quarters with private shower/restrooms
Cleanliness:
it is extremely clean and comfortable
the rooms were very clean and well maintained
place was clean and exactly as pictured
it’s pretty humid so our towels never got completely dry so just keep that in mind
friendly and courteous service very clean and well-run establishment
Host:
friendly and helpful staff
staff was kind and helpful
the staff was also very friendly and welcoming
everyone was so kind and helpful
the staff is really nice and helpful highly recommend
Location:
great location literally on the strip
great place in the center of town and close to everything
nice area and good location close to most things in jaco
good location close to everything but at the same time a calm place
great location in the centre of jacó well within walking distance to the beach and a very relaxed atmosphere
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The geography

Jacó is in one of the most unique and beautiful geographic areas. The town itself is nestled in several mountains, with the amazing sea on one side, and the Carara National Park on the other. The Carara National Park is known for its dense rainforest, and range of wildlife. It’s home to the largest population of wild scarlet macaws in the country! The famous ecotourism park, Rainforest Adventures is also only a five-minute walk from Jaco Beach! For a place to stay, choose from one of the Jaco Beach rentals mentioned above.

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