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Hotel Balcon del Mar

Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #24 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended up staying at this hotel for one night while visiting Jaco in Costa Rica. I had originally checked into another hotel without reading the trip advisor reviews and ultimately regretted that decision. I found this hotel right on the beach and was generally very satisfied. The exterior of the hotel is extremely nice and appears to have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the pricier hotels we looked at in Jaco but well worth it. The ocean views are stunning, looking out our room we got full view of the waves crashing in. The room was large and clean and even offered air conditioning which we had yet to find in Costa Rica. The attached restaurant provides a great complimentary breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I just got back from here. If you have never been to Jaco, be very cautious. I was traveling with a group of teens, and our tour guide said it well: Jaco is very nice during the day, but after dark, beware. Jaco is known as a place where hard core partiers go to play-- and prostitution is legal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The location is excellent for being close to the beach.Always felt very safe. Lots of restaurants and places to check out in the evenings. Beach chairs are free for guest but you need to pay for the umbrellas. Pool is nice and warm ,small but still good! The room we had was on the second floor and always smelled of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hotel has an excelent location, next to the main street and in front of the beach. Its also close to police office, what makes it very safe to walk around at night. The rooms have a great view, the pool and the restaurant are very good to! It is the second time that I stayed at the hotel and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

spent two nights here (new year's eve). Room, bed, breakfast OK but not very special. Noisy because of all these families with kids. Location right on the beach which is nice. New year's eve on the beach was very special: lanterns, fireworks, people having parties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excelente lugar para pasar unas tranquilas vacaciones.. Excelente vista al mar, con una ubicación muy céntrica de Jaco/ really nice place for vacations, ocean view and an excellent location in jaco beach!! Totally recomended for any kind of tourist!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Excellent choice in Jaco...a very nice hotel, great service, close to the beach an 2 blocks away from jaco main street, excellent accomodations, nice atmosphere for the family, great food and first of all very very clean, if you get one of the top rooms the view is amazing, excellent experience overall, I will definitely recommend this place if you... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Overall, I really think this hotel is great, the only issue is it gets really crowded on weekends, mostly with locals and their kids, so expect lots of kids taking over the main pool. I really hated the mattress on our bed, which caused me lower back pains after 2 nights. BUT I really liked the hotel, since I stayed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ended up at this hotel by fluke. We originally booked at Pumilio but after realizing they are 7 kms outside Jaco, we canceled our res. This hotel is very close to the beach and includes complimentary breakfast buffet and chairs on the beach with umbrellas. But be warned, the hotel is VERY basic, as in maybe the level of... More 

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