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Hotel Balcon del Mar

Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach hotel, special for those interesting in a fun party loving beach community. The restaurant is the best place to be, the food is very good. We can recommend to future visitors and people visiting the area.

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El Jobo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not been big fans of Jaco beach, especially being from Guanacaste`s more secluded beach area ( Nosara ). However, after visiting the area last week, we must recon it has changed quite a bit, for the good. Although still a surfing and soft party town, Jaco has improved quite a bit, the main Boulevard has become quite lovely,... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is on the beach, right in the middle of Jaco. Staff is super friendly, food is incredible, Peruvian, Ceviches, Arroz Chaufa, you name it. The hotel is not the most luxurious one but has a nice 3 star standard and the price is more than fair. Well done.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the typical badly managed hotel, that charges a top price for a cheap hotel, not very well kept, probably underpaid and unappreciated staff. The only saving factor is that the reception staff is friendly. They just need to step it up to be able to deliver. The worst part was when we got removed from the beach chairs... More 

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Doral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located right on the beach. Although we had a rental and drove to Hermosa several times, Jaco has some awesome waves when it is pulling. Balcon is right on the beach in front of a really good beach break. Great food, drinks, and super good deals. It took us around 1 hour and a bit driving there from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night. The room was good, no problems. Wi-Fi was spotty, had to sit by the window to get any coverage. Restaurant was good. Service was excellent. Beach front location was excellent. Close to the main drag. Price was very reasonable. The police station was 2 doors down, with 24 hour security with video monitoring, very safe. Would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The hotel is basically located where the beach ends, literally at just a few steps from the sand and the ocean. Another super positive aspect is the location in relation to busy and noise bars and discos, they are at an enough far distance so one does not hear any noise nor base music. The price we paid for was... More 

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Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I stayed here with a friend during our last night in Costa Rica and I have UK say that I wasn't too thrilled about our stay. While the staff were helpful the general quality of the hotel isn't up to par. I felt that the bathroom was too cramped, there was no internet connectivity in the rooms and the breakfast... More 

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Medium sized beachfront hotel in the more quiet area of Jaco. Delicious food, really tasty, great Peruvian cuisine and seafood. The prices are fair, service is highly friendly. Juts a perfect place to stay for some pampering beach vacations, sunbathing, a bit of nightlife and plenty of rest.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My friend and I decided to spend a night in Jaco before heading back to Canada. The hotel looked good in the pictures so we decided to go with it. The location is great and is on the beach. But the hotel itself needs renovating. The pool didn't look appealing, the water taps in the bathroom were leaking and the... More 

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