Surfing Jaco on the coast of Costa Rica

Just booked myself a trip to Jaco on the coast of Costa Rica. Jacó is approximately one hour by car from San José and one hour North of Manuel Antonio National Park. The area is famous for all-year surf and warm waters luring thousands of tourists mainly from the US and Canada each year. The coast is nice and filled to the brim with exotic birds and marine life. As you head down to the breaks in the early morning you will see Pelicans flying near the waves looking for a morning snack. In the water you will encounter reef sharks and turtles.

Jaco has really no entertainment in the evenings worth writing about. Most tourists head for the restaurants on the main road for some Nachos. After dinner some venture to the brothel in the centre of town. If you want young central American girls for a cheap buck (50 US) then the brothel  is the place to make your second home. If you want more info on this topic Google it. What you just read about the ‘red lights’ in Jaco I heard from a group of Americans that talked about their adventures during a beer in Caritas Hotel. Personally I do not dig into the local female population as my focus is on surfing the waves. After a day of surf from dusk until dinner I get so tired that I crash around 9 pm so there is no party, even if there was one,  for this tired old man.

For the ride I might bring my 6’6 Webber Fatburner (now called the Pulse) or buy a new board. If I am buying a new board it will most likely be an Ahoha Stryka 6’6 , Aloha Bean SLXC 6’3 or a 7S Super Fish 6’3.

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