You have questions, we have answers!

Is Jaco Beach Dangerous?

No. Jaco Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica, and is not dangerous. However, JacoPops will be with you to guide you to all your spots during your entire vacation, so we will make sure you are aware if there are any places to avoid.

Do people speak English?
Most of the time, yes. While Spanish is the official and most common language in Costa Rica, we at JacoPops are all bilingual, and many other Costa Ricans are as well.

What are the laws regarding drugs, alcohol use, gambling, etc.?

Costa Rica has fairly lax laws regarding vices such as marijuana, alcohol, and gambling. For example, like in countries such as The Netherlands, prostitution is legal and well-controlled in Costa Rica.

Do I need a passport to visit Costa Rica?

Yes, a valid passport is needed to visit Costa Rica.

Can I drink the water in Costa Rica?

In most of the country, yes, the water is potable; however, we at JacoPops recommend drinking bottled water whenever possible.

Do I need an adapter for small appliances?

If you’re coming from the US, you don’t. We run on 110 volts, with two standard plugs — so your hair dryer will work just fine!

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

People enjoy Costa Rica all year long, though we experience the most tourism from December through July, as the wet/rainy season typically runs from the end of July through the end of November.

Is Costa Rica friendly with the United States?

Costa Rica is one of the friendliest places for US tourism, especially due to the prevalence of direct flights and our great commercial relationship with the United States, making it very easy for US citizens to visit.