Jaco Beach near our Jaco hotel is a surf beach. It is great for surf kayaking, and if you are an experienced kayaker with a solid roll, I have a decked surf-specific kayak for you! (Please email us and ask for details.) But for most people, Jaco is a rather challenging place to launch a seach kayak. Fortunately there is a great beach for launching just up the highway from the hotel.
For everyone from novices to experienced sea kayakers we highly recommend kayak tours leaving from nearby Agujas beach, which is in a protected bay and offers flat water sea kayaking opportunities. Its only a fifteen minute drive from our Jaco hotel.
The outfitter we recommend can set up you with single or double sit on top surf kayaks and guides. They also offer trips on their small sailing catamaran and paddling trips in their superb hand-built outrigger canoe, and snorkeling options.
Any of these choices offer a great relaxing way to experience the sea and the coast line and get some mild excercise. Or paddle your arms off. Its up to you!