Category Archives: Jaco Nightlife

Jaco Costa Rica’s vibrant nightlife scene – bars, clubs, discos, and restaurants in Jaco Beach from dives to velvet rope bars, from sunset cocktails on to the dawn.

Jaco Costa Rica FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about Jaco, Costa Rica.

Q: How far is Jaco from the Airport?

A: It takes about 1 hour and fifteen minutes to drive via the new Autopista Del Sol Highway from SJO – Juan Santamaria Airport in Alajuela near San Jose to Jaco. Here is a map of the route from SJO Airport to Jaco.

Q: What is the temperature like in Jaco?

A: Daytime highs range from the low to the high 80s, with the warmest weather from January to April. Overnight lows on very rare occasions dip to the high 60s but are typically in the 70s.

Q: Does it rain a lot in Jaco?

A: In September and October, the height of the rainy season, it can rain hard for several says. From January to April, it hardly rains at all in Jaco, but central Pacific Costa Rica remains green. May, June, July, and August along with November and December there are occasional rain showers that may last a few hours, but most days are clear or partly cloudy with no rain. We have lots more information on Jaco, Costa Rica weather and climate here and the most accurate current weather forecast for Jaco here.

Q: What is there to do in Jaco?

A: Ummm… Everything? Jaco is famous for its surfing and nightlife but there are also lots of other activities and adventures to have here in The Gateway to the Central Pacific; click below for more details.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Off-shore Deep Sea Fishing


Near shore fishing

Whitewater Rafting

Tortuga Island Boat Ride and Snorkeling

Whale Watching 

Zip Line Canopy Tour

Canopy Tram

Sea Kayak or Outrigger Canoe Trips

Surf and rivermouth fishing

Carara National Park

Horseback Riding

Surf Lessons on Jaco Beach

Crocodile Tour


Turtle Egg Laying and Hatching

Yoga Classes

Jaco Hotel DoceLunas exclusive Waterfall Tour

Mt Biking – beginner to expert

Scuba Diving

As you can see, there are quite a few fun things to do around Jaco!

Q: Is Jaco a good place for a wedding or a honeymoon?

A: Definitely! As you can see  above, there is a huge range of activities so wedding guests or honeymooners can enjoy a wide variety of tropical adventures for all ages and interests. And you are already familiar with the ideal wedding venue – hotel DoceLunas. Check out our affordable Costa Rica wedding package prices here.

Win Jungle Jam Tickets

We are giving away one prize of a pair of tickets for all three nights
plus three prizes of pairs of tickets for single nights – winners choice.

You can win by helping us spread the word about the show
and you can win by just by liking us and then commenting
to enter our lottery when you see the post asking you to do so.

To Win, you must first ‘Like’ the DoceLunas facebook page.

Then please invite your friends to ‘Like’ us and,
so we will know to count that Like for you,
please ask your friend to leave us a message
by posting from the friend’s facebook account
that says sent me to DoceLunas!

We will also credit you for an extra fan for adding us to your Google Plus account
if you have one, and on Google Plus, same deal, anyone who adds us and
tells us you asked them, you get credit.

The person who refers the most new fans will win a pair of tickets for each night

The second and third most referrals will each win a pair of tickets to one night of their choice.

A fourth pair of single night tickets will be awarded by lottery among everyone who Likes DoceLunas
on facebook and comments on a forthcoming post that will say “Comment here if you want to win tickets to jungle jam”

2pm 2day – Ryan Montbleau streaming live

Jungle Jam regular Ryan Montbleau and his band will be playing today at Bosch studio back in the states. You can hear the show streaming live at 2pm this afternoon. Check out the Ryan Montbleau live stream at radio 929. When you get to the page, there is a small white box with a play button in the top middle. Click there to hear the live show, be blown away, and then come join us in paradise for Jungle Jam on January 18-20th in the spectacular tropical jungle gardens of the best hotel in Jaco, DoceLunas.

Jungle Jam tickets on sale

Jungle Jam returns to Jaco Jan 17-20th with Bill Kreutzmann, Oteill Burbridge, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau Band and Zach Deputy. The landscaped jungle gardens of DoceLunas make a beautiful backdrop for an incredible show. With over 40 years experience, Max Creek is pretty tight and Oteil, having won two grammys in Tedeschi and Trucks and The Allman Brothers steps in pretty smoothly, as does Bill, who has played thousands of shows with the Grateful Dead.

You can click the link here to get your Jaco Jungle Jam Concert Tickets in advance.

Presale tickets for Jungle Jam

Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jaco hotel DoceLunas will be hosting Jungle Jam with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau band and Zach Deputy. The show takes place under the fire tree in our five acres of landscaped jungle gardens.

Official showtime is TBA but we are expecting around nine o clock doors. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Presale tickets are now available a the front desk at DoceLunas daily until 6pm. Prices are $25 for one night presale, $30 for one night at the gate, $65 for three nights. Join us for an incredible show at award winning Jaco hotel DoceLunas.

Jaco hotel DoceLunas presents Bill Kreutzmann, Max Creek, more

Here at Jaco hotel DoceLunas we are getting stoked for the upcoming Jungle Jam featuring Bill Kretuzmann of the Grateful Dead – the most watched drummer in the history of the world with over 2,000 shows in front of 10s and 100s of thousands! – 40 year veterans Max Creek, Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, no stranger to crowds himself, and opening acts Zach Deputy and the Ryan Montbleau Band. And giant puppets.

In a jungle garden. This is a show like no other.

Join us in paradise at Jaco hotel DoceLunas February 17-20th 2012. That’s just two weeks away! Meanwhile, here’s a video of Max Creek and Bill Kreutzmann playing Deep Elm Blues at the last Jungle Jam:

Jaco Hotel DoceLunas presents Zach Deputy

Jungle Jam is coming to Jaco hotel DoceLunas the third weekend of February. That’s just six weeks away!

We are stoked to be hosting Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and Max Creek. I figure because Bill has played over 2,000 shows averaging over 4 hours each for 10s to 100s of thousands of people, he has played live in front of more people more hours than anyone in the history of the world. How about that

? And he is coming to play with Max Creek who have been playing toget

her for over 40 years. So you could say they will be well rehearsed. It is such a great experience to see musicians with this level of familiarity and control exploring the music together through improvisation, and the jungle setting magnifies the good vibrations. This year we also have the Ryan Montbleau band opening and Zach Deputy, a one man band who will lay down a very rich multilayered anticipatory groove for you here – from his live performance at Bonaroo:

Jaco hotel presents Ryan Montbleau band in February

Jaco hotel DoceLunas will present Ryan Montbleau Band with Bill Kreutzmann and the Seven Walkers and Bill Kreutzmann with Max Creek and a couple other acts as well. The concert will stretch over three nights on the third weekend of February when the weather in Jaco Costa Rica is consistently dry and sunny. Come join is in paradise for three incredible shows.

Check out this video of Ryan Montbleau peforming Dead Set.

New Years Eve with Lionize at Jaco hotel DoceLunas

Jaco hotel DoceLunas presents a concert by Lionize, an original roots reggae and rock band that has backed up Lee Scratch Perry and opened for Steel Pulse and Alpha Blondy.

The Steel Pulse vocalists also have guest appearances on Lionize’s most recent album.

We are offering special five day packages for the Lionize concert at jaco hotel DoceLunas. New Years in Jaco is always fun but this will be the first time in our knowledge that there has been a concert by an international artist on New Year’ s Eve here in Jaco.

Check out our post from New Years Eve 2011.

Jaco hotel concert venues continued

In middle of the dry season, Jaco weather is predictable – there will be at most light rain so we can offer concerts in our five acres of landscaped tropical jungle – “The Garden Stage.” Jaco Hotel DoceLunas Garden Stage’s first show brought together musicians from some of the longest running, and best known rock bands in the world, all the way to Docelunas Hotel in Jaco, Costa Rica for a concert to benefit the local school system.

Bill Kreutzman, the first and longest tenured drummer for the Grateful Dead. Mike Gordon, bass player extrordinaire from Phish. Scotty Murawski, guitar virtuoso and founding member of Max Creek 38 years before. That’s a line-up!!! The national beer company had offered a stage and sound…. only to pull out the night before the show. All that was available was the stage from the restaurant, one for much smaller productions. Bill Kreutzman, the first to arrive, wanted

to see where they were to be playing. He was shown the two foot high, home made stage.

( In the years since, DoceLunas has always provided a professional and bonded festival style stage.)

He looked at it from several angles, wordlessly, as the situation with the beer company was explained. Finally, he turned and said, “It’s been a long time since I played on a stage like this….” Then he smiled broadly, “Don’t worry about it man, everything will be fine. We’re going to do a great show.” And a great show they did…to be continued…

Check out the Jaco hotel rooms surrounding the garden stage and get your tickets and hotel packages for the now widely expanded  Jungle Jam February 2012 with Bill Kreutzmann, Max Creek the Seven Walkers, Ryan Montbleau Band, and Zach Deputy at Jaco hotel DoceLunas.