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Hotel Cocal & Casino

Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
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Hotel Cocal & Casino
Ranked #24 of 39 hotels in Jaco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful beachfront Hotel is located in the hart of Jaco Beach,and jet tucked away discreetly on a side street in front of the ocean where people can be seen Surfing .The Casino is great fun,I meet quite a variety of people there ,everybody is very friendly.The restaurant is super ,I had Eggs Benedict for breakfast ,on the terrace while... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not your average hotel. Came here to check it out after hearing about it from some locals. About of "gringos" old retired "gringos" hanging out with very young working girls. It's not family friendly at all. If you looking to pick up women easily... Then this is your place to be. Just keep it mind they cater to the old... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great place for the GUYS to unwind and get away from it all! Attractions where very easy to get to with help from the lovely Melva, (concierge) who gave us great direction and was very honest. Prices are negotiable, just compare on the street then come back to Melva. ATV rentals, Zip Line, Fishing and more. Never had a bad... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Cocal is THE busiest hotel in Jaco right now and is definitely party central for the early evening. There is a good variety of room selections, as well as the attached condominium tower that is handled (mostly) by the hotel. It is not cheap to eat or drink at the hotel, but there are plenty of other places nearby, and... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Comfortable beds, cleanliness and modern bathroom with a spacious stand-up shower make this a comfortable place to relax but the gaps in the door frame allow light and critters in as well as noise. The food is excellent on the terrace or in the room. We opted to stay here because of the location in the middle of the strip,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The property and rooms were gorgeous. TravDevine is right about the pools. They are strange but they also appeared to be discolored, perhaps it was due to the color of the tile. The staff was attentive and plentiful. I would NOT advise families to stay there. There are "ladies of the night" and it appears the owner's/management allow such to... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I just returned from Jaco and was very pleased to find the restaurant at hotel Cocal as great as it was two years ago. The location is the best, right on the beach, and the food is outstanding. The waitstaff is great and very attentive. My favorite place to eat in Jaco and I have been everywhere!

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Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed in junior suite which gave each of us our own room. I had the one with the balcony and a nice view of the ocean. The bar and pool area is nice however after 6PM the place is crawling with men seeking "working women". If nothing else it's entertaining!

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Redondo Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a great hotel - for the single person but due to it's pool bar being 'Party Central' in Jaco, I wouldn't recommend it for families. Nice but strange pool - 2 skinny but long twin pools and a nice bar. The restaurant downstairs is adequate but for a little extra money the Dinner house upstairs is well worth... More

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San Rafael De Heredia
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Over the last year, I have taken many of men and even some couples to this establishment through my tour company. I got the pleasure and opportunity the other day to stay there for a night. I know what goes on there but wanted to experience the hotel for myself. The Cocal does a good job overall. The rooms are... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Cocal And Casino
Hotel Cocal
Hotel Cocal Jaco
Hotel El Cocal
El Cocal Hotel
Hotel Cocal & Casino Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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