14 Romantic Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Jaco, Costa Rica
Romance in Costa Rica; 14 fun things to do with your love for Valentine’s Day at Croc’s in Jaco Beach.
February is romance month and we’ve got 14 great ideas for how you can enjoy some time together in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Just an hour from Juan Santamaria International Airport, Croc’s Resort & Casino, an all-inclusive resort right on the beach in Jacó, has all the amenities and facilities for a romantic vacation for two. Best of all? It’s so close, that it’s an easily doable long weekend away.
Here are 14 great ways to have fun in Jaco, Costa Rica this Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy Costa Rica’s spectacular sunsets
Sundowners are a tropical tradition the world over. Make your way to Croc’s 10th floor balcony, for cocktails overlooking the Pacific as the sun goes down. Likewise, you can enjoy a bottle of wine from your room’s private balcony, or you can grab a beach blanket, a picnic basket, and just head for the sand.
Horseback riding in the evening is another way to enjoy the tropical sunsets that are a highlight of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. There are usually horses on the beach at Croc’s for hire; just look for the guy who hangs out under the trees on the sand, right outside the poolside gate.
A romantic sunset cruise along the Costa Rica coast sets the stage for a special time together without any effort at all. Ask your tour and activity concierge in the lobby downstairs at Croc’s; they’ll set you up with transportation to the marina and everything.
An ocean of love
Cruise to Tortuga Island for a fun day of sunning, snorkeling, hiking, banana boat riding, jet skiing, and more on and off the white sand beaches of Isla Tortuga. Whether you choose a half day or a full day, you’ll enjoy the hour-long cruise it takes to get out to the island. You’ll find places to eat and drink, a shipwreck to dive and snorkel around, great hiking trails, beach loungers, and the island’s mascot, a tame peccary (wild pig) named Willamena.
Visit El Cafetal and ask for two lunches to go for a picnic on the beach. Because Croc’s Resort is right on the sand in Jaco Beach, you won’t have far to go.
Head down the road to Manuel Antonio National Park; with three white-sand, tree-lined beaches, as well as the fascinating bit of rainforest, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. The monkeys and raccoons alone will keep you plenty entertained for the day, but the sheer beauty of the place is the real draw. With gentle waves, it’s a perfect swimming beach and the gorgeous cove makes it one of the loveliest beaches in Costa Rica.
Take a long hike through the rainforest at Carrara National Park, or stroll along the beach hand-in-hand, pants rolled up and dodging the waves.
Rent a pair of Stand Up Paddleboards and enjoy some time out on the water for a better look at the marine wildlife. Colorful reef fish, mantas, and the occasional whale or dolphin make this a romantic adventure.
Kayak right off Jacó Beach; the teamwork of paddling out will bring you together and create great, romantic memories.
An evening out for two right in Croc’s Resort
A romantic candlelit dinner is an oldie, but goodie and there are a number of great options for it at Croc’s. Enjoy your meal on the balcony of your room or on the beach. Likewise, can always book a table at Adacus, Croc’s gourmet restaurant. Or, if you’re in a more casual dining mood, you can opt for Italian food or Mexican at either La Stanza or Los Cuates.
Dance the night away at Holy Moly, a trendy nightclub on the third floor of the resort, enjoy drinks poolside at Liquidity, or try your luck in the casino where you’ll find games like 21 (Costa Rica’s version of BlackJack) and Roulette, as well as plenty of slot machines.
Time spent together, indoors or out
An aerial tram through the canopy is admittedly more sedate than ziplining, but you’ll both have an opportunity to see and comment on the canopy and its residents.
Hike to a waterfall, followed by a swim in the pool at the fall’s base. There are several accessible waterfalls in the area; just ask your concierge to point you in the right direction and arrange for transportation if needed.
Book a couple’s massage at Carara Spa & Salon. A state of the art spa with well-trained therapists, the ambiance of the spa alone will get you in the mood for romance and relaxation. Offering a wide range of services in a tranquil setting, an afternoon together in the spa is an afternoon well spent.
Everything you need for a romantic get-away is at Croc’s. The resort’s concierge team can help you with any special requests you might have.