Restaurant Jaco Rustica, Jaco Beach Costa Rica
If you are visiting Jaco Beach, Costa Rica and want to have a great typico Costa Rican meal then go to Restaurant Jaco Rustico . Its located about 100 meters from the beach. Directions: Heading south-If you are on the main street which goes thru Jaco ( Jaco is a very small town and there is only one main street passing thru it) Look for Mas Por Menus grocery store on your left, then go 100 meters south (straight) then turn right and immediately on your left is Restaurant Jaco Rustica. Next door to the very upscale beach front restaurant El Hicaco.
The atmosphere is open air with lots ocean breeze. The food is served buffet style and for $5.00 you get your pick of one meat, 3 vegetables, salad, and a natural drink. The food is delicious! I was there just last week with Xinia and Rolando, two of my Costa Rican friends. And we really enjoyed each dish and highly recommend the restaurant for the great taste of the food and the EXCELLENT price.
We had spent an hour exploring the lovely dark sand beach with its magnificient waves. Then we sat down under a palm tree right in front of the ocean and breathed the fresh air and smell of the ocean.
Jaco Beach is only 2 hours by car from Alajuela where we were staying, and the drive is spectacular passing thru mountains and valleys with coffee growing along the edge of the high cliffs.
If you are staying in San Jose, Escazu, or Santa Ana (western suburbs of San Jose) you can take the new toll road from Santa Ana to Atenas and you will get to Jaco Beach in approximately 1.5 hours or less.