Playa Jaco Facts
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Playa Jaco Fast Facts

Population6,000 (approx.)
CountryCosta Rica
GeographyCosta Rica's central Pacific coast.
ClimatePlaya Jaco has a tropical climate year round, with daytime temperatures that can hit the 90's at anytime during the year. Like the majority of Costa Rica, Playa Jaco essentially has two seasons - the dry season and the rainy season - both of which have hot temperatures averaging around 85º.
Local fareHigh reliance on fresh fruits and vegetables; savory yet mild. Costa Rican staples: gallo pinto (dish of rice and black beans), casado (rice, beans, meat and salad), fried plantains, salsa lizano (condiment), coffee, corn tortillas, picadillos (meat and vegetable combinations).
Did you know?The Carara National Park, located just a stone's throw from Playa Jaco, is home to one of the largest remaining populations of wild scarlet macaws. With its strikingly vibrant red, blue and yellow coloring, the scarlet macaw is widely considered to be one of the world's most beautiful birds.

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