Getting from San Jose to Jaco

If you are looking for how to get to Jacó from San José you are in the right place and as an extra we will give you highly useful information that will help you on your trip.

Shuttle From San Jose to Jaco

To travel to Jaco from San José there are multiple options, the most popular are: Public Bus and Private Shuttles, in this blog we will mention the differences between both services.

Private Shuttle San Jose to Jaco

As expected, for a private transportation service you will pay a higher rate than public transportation. But in exchange you will get:

  • Comfort: High
  • Reserve at any time.
  • Clean vehicles.
  • Bilingual Driver
  • Personalized Travel Experiences
  • Rigorous stops. (stop to eat, a local fruit stand on the way, a bridge overlooking the river full of crocodiles).

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Public Bus from San Jose Downton to Jaco

There are several points to take into consideration when taking the public bus:

  • The price of your ticket will be 3000 colones (5 US dollars)
  • Comfort: Low
  • They do not have air conditioning and the ride is hot.
  • You can't choose your seat
  • Stops along the way to pick up other passengers, this will lengthen the trip up to 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Address of the terminal Terminal 7-10 on the west side of the Central Market 500 meters north on Calle 8 boulevard.

To get to this point if you don't know the way, you will have to take a taxi from the airport and it will cost you between 30 and 40 dollars. And the duration of the trip is 45 extra minutes

Schedule: From 7 am to 7 pm with an interval of 2 hours apart on each bus.

How far is Jaco from San Jose Airport

distance from san jose to jaco es de aproximadamente 90 kilometros lo cual se traduce en 1 hora y 50 minutos de viaje por lo general, este tiempo puede aumentar debido a construcciones en la carretera o la hora pico

Airport Near Jaco Costa Rica

There is no airport in Jacó. But the closest Airport is the Juan Santamaría International Airport, which is 1 hour 50 minutes away.

Best Beaches Near Jaco Costa Rica

We will recommend the 3 best beaches in the Jaco area.

Playa Hermosa, one of the best beaches in Costa Rica for surfing.

playa hermosa costa rica

Playa Herradura, On this beach you will find the marina and a great golf course,

la marina jaco

Playa Blanca, its greatest attraction is the deep white color of its sand.

playa blanca

Waterfall near Jaco Costa Rica

The Jaco area has 2 waterfalls: Gamalotillo Waterfall and Neofauna waterfall.

Personally we do not recommend them. If you want to visit the Best Waterfall in the area you will have to travel 1 hour 30 minutes from Jaco to see the Nauyaka Waterfall which is the Best in the Country.

Bioluminescence Jaco Costa Rica

In Jaco there is no bioluminescence, if you want to appreciate this beautiful effect you should go to "Paquera el Golfo de Nicoya", 1 hour by boat from Jaco with a cost of around $40 dollars per person.

If you decide to drive, it will be 3 hours by vehicle and ferry in total.

bioluminescent beach jaco

Which Option is Best for You?

The trip, although it may not seem like it, will be quite important for your trip.

If you are traveling alone and on a limited budget, your best option is probably public transportation. (Remember that from the airport you will have to take a taxi to the bus terminal which will cost between 30-40 US dollars and an additional 45 minutes of travel.)

But if you travel accompanied, you will undoubtedly be able to get much more out of a private trip, since on the way you will have different experiences, such as being able to stop at restaurants, a bridge overlooking a river full of crocodiles and complete comfort without having to stress about nothing and live the pure life.

If you are interested in booking Shuttle From San Jose Airport to Jaco, visit our page to obtain a quote