We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Pumilio

#3 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Pumilio
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this little gem to start off my 11 day trip to Costa Rica. Stayed the first five nights here and it was awesome. The staff is very friendly! The rooms were great and everything was very clean and well kept. I traveled with a friend so we had 2 queen sized beds and the room was spacious. Only complaint... More 

Helpful?
Thank StacyAL4115
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, clean spacious rooms. Hotel is located on a private gated location a few minutes from Jaco. Very relaxing pool. There are a few iguanas that can be seen everyday outside.Friendly staff.Wifi available in the rooms. Pool is located steps from every room.

Helpful?
Thank Fgonz831
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I arrived at Hotel Pumilio after a night in San Jose. Upon arrival the staff at the front desk was extremely accommodating. Check-in was effortless but we had arrived a few hours before check-in so we had to wait for the room to be cleaned. The staff member who assisted us in checking-in made some nearby restaurant... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carr_Potential
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have used this hotel several times when in the Jaco Beach area. It never disappoints us. We like the staff, location and the room. You have jungle-like surroundings and yet you are only 10 minutes from the restaurants and beaches of Jaco. We are always warmly welcomed when we return. This time we were given a bottle of wine... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laurie e
New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located 3 Kms from the Jaco beach,this boutique hotel is located in a very calm and peaceful surrounding. Each room has an open outdoor (well equipped) kitchen with the view of the pool. Rooms are big and very well maintained. The pool is amazing with a view of the rainforest. However, breakfast (included) buffet is just functional. Nothing great about... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hari S
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! This rural area a few minutes from lots of activities, restaurants, supermarkets and beaches is perfect to relax and enjoy surrounded by nature. The outdoor kitchen is great that way the room doesn’t smell food and people can enjoy the nature while cooking and offering complementary all the basics like napkins, salt, pepper, soap makes our guest their stay... More 

Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We absolutely loved the hotel! We actually wanted to stay longer and cancel the rest of our trip, but they were booked. We stayed here over Thanksgiving with friends, there were three adults and three kids (ages 6-9) total. We had the two rooms closest to the breakfast area on the ground floor. This was perfect for us, the kids... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TAS1313
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review that is very important for us and counts! It was a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness at Pumilio, always smiling and enjoying every day. Thanks for trust our staff tours recommendation, we really care about our guest budget and to offer the best tour operators in town. Since we opened our... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you would like to spend time in CR relaxing in a small hotel with an excellent, friendly staff, look no further than Hotel Pumilio!!!!! Our family had an outstanding Christmas week here and were very sad to leave room #20. Our teenage daughters enjoyed the breakfast each morning and the laid back atmosphere. We have traveled extensively in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 70pauln3
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. Since we started services has been our priority. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. We went to Houston for Christmas and your husband was right... More 

Woodbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed 1 night at Hotel Pumilio as part of our honeymoon. We chose this hotel based on the photos online and the small intimate setting it provided. Melton at the front desk was extremely helpful and polite even carrying both of our 50 lbs luggages up the stairs for us. This hotel only has 10 rooms... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Christina682
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Congrats on your new married life, lots of happiness always! Thanks for choosing Pumilio for your last honeymoon night! Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time... More 

israel
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have stayed in the hotel on our last night in Costa Rica ( December 7 )and booked it in advance, knowing that we have a very long flights home. I read about the smell and humidity on our way to the hotel but it was already paid so we went there and we were happy we did. Our room... More 

Helpful?
Thank sarailan
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hope you had a nice flight back home, it was a pleasure to share with you during breakfast the day you were living back home, very nice couple! We have been very busy finishing the renovations at the hotel, but very happy because it has a new look, we already finished changing all the quilts, sheets, pillows, towels, pool chairs... More 

West Chester, PA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a lovely little hotel near Jaco with a dedicated staff, nicely-appointed rooms, and well-maintained pool. We loved the setting and the beautiful birds that fly in and out of the grounds. We were also grateful for the option of ordering lunch or dinner from a binder of local restaurants, and having it delivered right to our little patio... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank chescobird
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you with us! We appreciate your review, they are very important for us to be able to improve and give our guests the best unforgotten memories in there vacation time. Service and cleanness have been our priority since we started. Glad you enjoyed our other meals option having the menus from some of the... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

248 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (174)
Viewed
View from room (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (35)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (27)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (40)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (74)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Family/play areas (9)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jaco
3.2 mi away
Villa Caletas
Villa Caletas
#5 of 44 in Jaco
4.5 of 5 stars 993 reviews
3.9 mi away
Jaco Laguna Resort & Beach Club
2.7 mi away
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 mi away
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
3.3 mi away
Hotel & Club Punta Leona
0.0 mi away
Aparthotel Vista Pacifico
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay