Walking and Hiking Trails
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.
$10.00 / Person
Park Guides $20+
Tour from Jaco with Lunch $89.00
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
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.
$10.00 / Person
Tour with Breakfast $69.00
property, while birding, one guest sighted 50 different bird species
in a week and another visitor spotted 79 during their month stay at
PURA VIDA GARDENS & WATERFALLS
Flora and Fauna
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.
$20.00 / Person
Our guests enjoy a
ask for a Coupon
at Vista Pacifico Hotel are a mini version with 100's of different varieties
of tropical plants and trees.
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
our Guests a $10.00 DISCOUNT
on a few of the Canopy Tours in our area. . . ask.
Souvenir Shopping Paradise
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
Vista Pacifico has a small gift cabinet with hand picked items made
in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Bird watching Adventure
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).
2 1/2 hour
Tour $35.00+/ Person
Tour with Transportation
One of Jan's
favourite Tours. She saw dozens of birds and an incredible sunset at
an economical price.
offer a $5.00 DISCOUNT
for our guests . . . ask.
ATV / BIKING / SCOOTER
Tours & Rentals
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.
ATV Tour $69.00
Scooter Rental $7.00
/ hr - $40.00 / day or less
a $5.00 DISCOUNT
ask us for a Coupon redeemable at RICADVENTURA
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
Also Now Available
with Tram & Canopy Tour $70.00/ Person
High Seas Adventure
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
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.
$10.00 / Person
Full Day Tours to Poas from $99
Full Day Tours to Arenal from $110
WHITE WATER RAFTING
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.
White Water Rafting tours are also available
on rivers in the Quepos area.
Sea Kayaking $55.00+
White Water Rafting $69.00+ / Person
Explore the country
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.
DIVING / SNORKELING
Discover the Pacific Ocean
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.
Scuba Diving $89.00
Scuba Gear Rental $10.00
Trails, Flora & Fauna
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.
Only $10.00 / Person
Tour from Jaco all incl. $109.00
Experience a Tropical Course
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.
$70.00 + 9
Some of the best Surfing in CR
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.
$10.00 - $20.00/day
Lessons $30.00 - $100.00
has a secure board rack next to the parking lot.
/ MASSAGE / YOGA
a massage, relax during a facial or pedicure or join a Yoga class. All
are available in Jacó.
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
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.
are perfect for relaxing.
TAXI BOAT- Montezuma
Water taxi / Speed boat between Jaco and Montezuma
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
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.
DINING OUT / RESTAURANTS
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.
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.
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
the high seson
Paragliding with your own equipment
a Pargliding Story
Boating and Sightseeing
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
Tours $99 -$139
/ Person incl. Meals
We are able
to book this tour from the hotel.