Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
Last updated on May 06, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Playa Jaco, Costa Rica is around 10,000 people. People describe Playa Jaco as a vibrant beach town with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love living in Playa Jaco for its close proximity to the beach, its vibrant nightlife, and its easy access to other parts of Costa Rica. The weather in Playa Jaco is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 per month.
What do I need to know about living in Playa Jaco?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Playa Jaco, they said:
"Relax, enjoy and slow down. Life at the beach is carefree, easy going and free of many stresses. Take in a sunset, have a fresh cup of local coffee and chat with a Costa Rican local and/or expat. Visit the feria (public farmers market) on Friday morning. Watch a local futbol match or take in many of the Artify Jaco murals and local art galleries. Enjoy the great restaurants which the area offers, visit the beaches and national parks within an hour of the area for day trips," remarked one expat living in Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica.
"Be ready to live, love and relax. This is a beautiful country and we live in paradise," wrote one member in Playa Hermosa de Jaco.
What do I need to know before moving to Playa Jaco?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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