Vacations Just for Men… Mancation, Costa Rican Edition

Ok, so you’ve done the family vacation to the waterpark and school is in full swing, you’re free to breathe (for a minute at least). So, gather your bros and start planning that testosterone-infused male bonding thing that you’ve been day dreaming about at work. A mancation is a great chance to turn your cell phone off, clear your head and reconnect with ’your boys’…and maybe meet some new people along the way. But where to go? Well, we have a destination suggestion just for you, men.

Jaco, Costa Rica has earned the FlipKey ‘manly’ seal of approval, so round up your best guy friends and proudly declare it a mancation… did we mention the cigars here are divine?

Jaco is a well-balanced blend of rugged and gutsy activities like bungee jumping off the 265 ft bridge over the tops of the forest canopy or white water rafting the class IV rapids of the Naranjo River. Jaco is also home to some dynamite golf courses, like the coastal holes at the Hacienda Pinilla. Deep Sea fishing is also great for rekindling your inner man-flame. After you and the boys catch some tuna, take it back to your vacation rental and grill it up for some freshly won dinner.

But that’s not all…Jaco’s nightlife is almost as adventurous as its day-time activities. With bars open all night attracting crowds of all ages, it’s easy to get lost in the blur of the evening. Of course with the world-class beach out your backdoor, spending your days recovering from the night before is always an enjoyable option.


While many hotels are at their peak rates during the winter months, vacation rentals are a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You and your boys can get the chance to rule the roost but not break the bank in the process. Check out FlipKey’s huge database of vacation homes for any sized group of guys looking for a mancation.