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.
All 42 Jaco hotels

Hotel Cocal & Casino

Save Saved
You added Hotel Cocal & Casino to your Saves list
Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (92)
  • Photos (57)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (26)
  • Location
  • More
Hotel Cocal & Casino
Ranked #27 of 42 hotels in Jaco
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Jaco
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

92 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Hotel Cocal & Casino
See the most recent reviews
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Overall clean and comfortable, Not a luxurious place but comfortable, the bed was good, the bathroom clean and nice. staff was very helpful, great location in relation to the town was absolutely perfect,in front of the beach..but the beach was very very bad and dirty!! i was looking for place just to stay!! and was OK for me but not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

We stayed at the hotel cocal y casino for two weeks. The room, dining, pool, beach and great location in relation to the town was absolutely perfect. I think I most looked forward to our complimentary breakfast every morning with the best coffee in the world. We rented a car from a nearby travel agency, but we barely ended up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Sorry for my English. We did complicated trip in Costa Rica with kids and teenagers in January 2006. Stayed in Cocal 3-4 days. Very big room with 4 queen-size beds, small pool, excellent bar, grate beach, breathtaking view. When I red other review I remembered it was construction, no phone, small place e.t.c. But place was so enjoyable that we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

the hotel was great!! the staff was very helpful. yes it is true that the rooms do not have tvs or phones. but the way i see it, if im going to costa rica why the hell would i want to waist my time in my room. there is so much to do in jaco, dont be afraid to go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2007

Small Hotel and Casino. Staff very courteous and cheerful. Right on the beach. Overall clean and comfortable. Not for every traveler. Hotel is dated, but gives a great local flavor. Not a luxurious place, but comfortable. FOOD is great! We even had them to prepare meals with the Mahi Mahi and Tuna we caught while fishing out of los Suenos... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2007

We have been to Costa Rica a few times and it has been wonderful each time except for when we stayed at the El Cocal in Jaco. We booked our vacation through Nolitours. This was the second time Nolitours has put us in a hotel with construction in or near the hotel. When we booked we were told we would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2006

Could not get excited one way or another. Rooms ere no great bargain, need some updated. Overall the hotel was clean. Nice pool area with bar. Restuarant was average at best. Have stayed at better and worse.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2006

The hotel is just fine, and the people are great. The costruction noise is really minimal - I find the street noise more noticeable. Once you are on the beach side of the hotel, all you hear is the surf. Good TV, alarm clock, wake up calls are available. I would go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2006

Just a warning for anyone traveling to Cocal this year, construction starts every weekday morning less than 30 feet from the hotel at 6:30 AM. Construction is due to complete late in 2006. Also, judging from my experience, I would say thay it's a good idea at this hotel to check that the prices they charge you (for drinks and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2005

I stayed here and enjoyed myself very much. There is a small casino within the hotel which is perfect when you get those gambling cravings. The price is just right for what you get, and the staff was very friendly using my first name when to refering to me ! It is right on the beach and with 2 pools... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Cocal & Casino, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Cocal & Casino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Cocal & Casino

Address: Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Cocal Jaco
Hotel Cocal And Casino
Hotel El Cocal
El Cocal Hotel
Hotel Cocal & Casino Costa Rica/Jaco

57 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (47)
Pool/beach area (9)
View from room (5)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Dining (4)
Room/suite (1)
Family/play areas (1)
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (11)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Jaco with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Cocal and Casino, we know the importance of understanding the needs of our guests and we make every effort to insure your stay with us is a memorable one. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Cocal & Casino staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer