Hotel Perico Azul, located at the southern end of the main drag in Jacó, has been named one of TripAdvisor’s 25 most popular budget-friendly hotels in the world.
This is a surfer-friendly, adults-only establishment that offers simple, clean, colorful accommodations near the beach for around $30-$60 a night.
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For that price you’ll get wireless internet, air conditioning, a swimming pool, a common area for cooking, and other amenities befitting of a three-star hotel.
Hotel Perico Azul is geared more towards adventure and nature travelers as well as surfers. And if you’d like to give Jacó’s famous waves a try, they offer surfing classes.
At Perico Azul, you’ll be far enough outside of the main commercial zone of downtown Jacó that the evening party crowd’s hoots and hollers will be far enough away, but close enough that you can easily join the fun if you want to.
Otherwise, lie in a hammock, listen to the waves, and revel in the fact that you’ve selected one of the best values in Costa Rica – and the world.