Jaco is filled with art and culture. The town itself is made up of colorful people, stores, businesses, and lots of talented artist and musicians. Enjoy a beautiful canvas filled with color in one of the several galleries or art shops with iconic Costa Rica images, toucans, macaws, sloths, palm trees, beaches, and beautiful mountains. Or enjoy live music in many of the restaurants at night and mariachis playing on the street at night. While you won't see much of the standard Central American "lifestyle" in the downtown of Jaco, you will experience the Costa Rica culture of "Pura Vida". The beach life culture is active here: chill, tranquil, surfing and relaxing on the beach, then running right off the beach to grab a smoothie or a plate of rice & beans.

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  • Tico Pod: Art House and Gifts, this place has beautiful hand crafted items from locals artist and in souvenier sizes!
  • Nomad Art Studio, paintings, and tattoos!
Jaco Art & Culture


You will find tons of street art as you walk through the town of Jaco. Murals done from professionals in San Jose, to simple artistic expression from anonymous artists cover the walls and buildings in Jaco. Culture can be found by simply walking around the small strip.