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 Cocal & Casino

Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Jaco
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Hotel Cocal & Casino
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Montverde, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a guys trip . Def not a family location! but great for golf and fishing. I'll be back often. There is plenty to do there as well. I loved the Zip line. rooms are clean and right on the beach

Helpful?
Thank Greg l
Ogden, Utah
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure this is a great place for lunch. Sits right on the beach. Know that the casino consists of maybe 5 blackjack tables and 1 roulette. What the casino is known for is working girls. My wife and I dropped in one night to gamble. There were only a few girls in the casino, but more than 50 in... More 

Helpful?
Thank michael5810
Trier, Germany
Level Contributor
68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is both awesome and not awesome at the same time. We were just looking for a place on the beach and found this spot. Turns out it is Disney land for dudes. Which, I don't mind because I never complain about lots of woman. Problem is, they seem sketchy and I wouldn't risk it. The hotel itself is... More 

Helpful?
Thank LivingtheDream241
Savannah, United States
Level Contributor
72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is shame of a casino. There are a handful at best of tables. If you are in Jaco - visit Crocs, as it is very clean and new. Cocal is a place for all 'working girls'. Large outdoor bar but TONS of ladies. If you go, just be prepared. This is located right on the beach in the middle... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JRSkeen
Level Contributor
50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in 5b not worth the money!! If your in need of Internet this is not the place for you! The owner has a wireless router but will not allow guest access to it! The kitchen has a very limited accessories and get this 1 wine glass!! You would think for what they are charging they could afford a few... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Eaglerider1954

Travelers are raving about these Jaco hotels

Wildomar, California
Level Contributor
62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The food and service were very good here. We went to Jaco for a day trip and stumbled upon the Hotel Cocal as we were walking along the beach. We had a ceviche appetizer. I had a mahi wrap and my friend had the fish plate. Every ting was delicious and you can;t beat the view of the beach.

Helpful?
Thank 1virgochk
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Where do you begin with a place like this? Nothing but trouble from the moment I stepped on the property. My room was broke into, staff is extremely rude but the owner is the worst. He is a jerk! Nothing but drugs & dangerous people every where. Stay away from all employees and prostitutes by the pool.

Helpful?
Thank David G
Sulphur
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights here rooms were great clean updated, room did get quite loud only because I had poolside every evening there is either a DJ or an awesome one man band. Nice pool bar never a dull moment, locals were very friendly, lots of beautiful hot ladies. I had no problems whatsoever staff was awesome. Cant wait until next... More 

Helpful?
Thank Boo D
Jaco, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I live in Jaco, and if I order one more pizza that comes out cold from the Cocal kitchen, having obviously sat for 10-15 minutes, I am going to send it back, and have it removed from my bill. I would NOT send it back and order another for fear of retribution. I am TIRED of lazy attitude in CR,... More 

Helpful?
Thank whatever365
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The staff robbed my room of over 2k and my passport while i was out fishing. Even tho there was a camera pointed at my door. They said that the camera was unable to see anything. The hotel even emailed me once home and asked for $100 to ship my passport to me because they caught the thieves. Of course... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott D
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

63 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (52)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (13)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Jaco hotels
0.4 mi away
Copacabana Hotel & Suites
1.1 mi away
Jaco Laguna Resort & Beach Club
0.3 mi away
Hotel Mar de Luz
Hotel Mar de Luz
#7 of 44 in Jaco
4.5 of 5 stars 313 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hotel Poseidon y Restaurante
0.4 mi away
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery
0.7 mi away
BEST WESTERN Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities