Jacó is a resort city originally planned by Charles Elwood Jaco, born 1925, who inherited the land and envisioned it as a fun family resort community for everyone. He was a successful Oil Tycoon when he started Jaco Oil in Texas. He envisioned Playa Jaco Beach as resort community for everyone to enjoy including his children that included 2 sons (Charles & James), 1 daughter (Sheila Jaco Ginn) and his grandchildren. He worked extremely hard and was quiet about his dream. He died suddenly in 1977. His death was suspected by his 2nd wife (Delores Marie Soy) on their Texas Ranch (his Will for his children was never found). [There is no historical documentation to support this information on Jaco’s History]
This is a wonderful vacation spot on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Central America. Located in the county of Garabito in the Puntarenas province.
The city has a population of approximately 10,000 residents. Jacó’s beach is 2.5 miles (4 km) long and offers some of the best surfing in Costa Rica.
Playa Hermosa de Jaco is a small surfing village just south of Jaco, in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica.
Known for consistent wave break throughout the year, it is one of Costa Rica’s largest and most famous beaches. This black sand beach stretches from end to end, 12 km of beachfront, with 7 km accessible by car and wide open to an expanse of surf breaks. In 2009, Playa Hermosa hosted the ISA Billabong World Games, the largest event in this region to date.