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Hotel Pumilio

3.5 of 5 Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

El Paso del Las Lapas is a wonderfully secluded hotel within striking distance of Jaco. The rooms were very comfortable/luxurious and the facilities were unexpectedly new and modern. The staff was very helpful and accommodating, recommending several tasty local restaurants. It was a real breath of fresh air relative to Jaco. Highly recommended. Make sure to check out nearby: Playa... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

Just returned from 2 weeks in Costa Rica. After a busy 8-day eco tour in the relentless rain of the mountains & rainforests we arrived in paradise. The small hotel has only 10 rooms, each with 2 queen beds, a day bed, a patio or balcony and an outdoor fully equipped kitchenette that overlooks the pool and the lush mountainside.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

I knew the service at the hotel would be outstanding from the interaction I had with the Hotel Manager Ana through email correspondence. She was very helpful from the moment I inquired about the hotel. Ana has to be one of the best hotel managers I have ever encountered. The staff as a whole is very friendly and accommodating. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

My friend and I traveled to Jaco in late November. Although we really did not care for Jaco, we truly enjoyed our stay at El Paso de las Lapas. This ten room hotel opened only a year ago so it is very fresh, yet seems to have worked out any new hotel issues. The rooms are large and lovely. We... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

My husband and I spent a week in El Paso de las Lapas in November. The hotel is really nice, with a beautifully landscaped garden and pool area, modern furnishings. Rooms are large and comfortable with a kitchenette outside. The location of the hotel is perfect - close enough to all the action in Jaco but far from the noise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

We were looking for a hotel off the beaten path, close to Jaco but not in the excessively busy centre of Jaco. El Paso de las Lapas came up with good comments in TripAdvisor, and we gave it a go. And we were very pleased; 10 attractive and decent-sized rooms with discreet cooking facilities for when you get fed up... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

Extremely well thought out design and decor. Very peaceful. Excellent staff. Jaco beach is a great place to visit, but being a couple miles out of town was just right. The swimming pools are works of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We were amazed not only by the hotel but by the staff! The staff went above and beyond, we couldnt have asked for more. We were greeted by Ana who bent over backwards for our every need. She knew the area so well that she provided an "insider look" on the "do's and MUST do's" of the area! We would... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

We spent three perfect nights at this lovely botique hotel in Aug. of 2009. This was the last of three hotels we stayed in while on our 8 day trip to Costa Rica. The other two places pale in comparison to El paso de las Lapas and I am sure we would have felt very dissappointed if it was the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

I have recently returned from Jaco, Costa Rica and already I miss it. My stay at El Paso De Las Lapas made the biggest impact on our trip to Costa Rica. This Hotel is a piece of heaven in itself. Besides its beautiful view and comforting sense that the client gets from staying at this hotel, the AMAZING staff makes... More 

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Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 943-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Pumilio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
Hotel Pumilio Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco

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