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South Beach Hotel

Jaco Beach | Jaco Beach Municipal Palace 600 Mts South, Jaco 1139-1250, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Arenal Pacifico)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked through air bnb after a bit of confusion. The staff at South Beach is amazing. As a couple it was very nice to stay a bit away from the "strip" of Jaco. When we wanted to go out, it was easy to get a taxi or even walk into town. If we wanted to lay low we would... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I booked this hotel by the recommendation of the owners at Hotel Del Rey Casino and Hotel of San Jose Costa Rica. South Beach is a wonderful surprise. Not a big hotel but nicely situated on one the best stretches of beach of Jaco, Costa Rica, I have ever seen. I was a bit reluctant at time of booking since... More 

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26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed in one of the garden rooms which was clean and quite. The pool is awesome and great beachfront location. The service at the restaurant is the reason for only 3 stars. At breakfast we asked for fruit and scrambled eggs and were told there was no fruit at all and that the breakfast was toast and sausage. I... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As part of a tour of the beaches along the southern end of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, this was our stop in Jaco and our northern most stop. Beautiful location and views, easy to just walk past the pool to the beach and good service.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were here with a group from MadAdventours (which was awesome, highly recommended btw). Our accommodations were very nice, rooms were always clean. Rosa made us the best breakfast every morning. Location was perfect...highly recommended!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Arrived early April 2014, the hotel is getting some major upgrades, which is good and bad. while oceanfront rooms are the draw I would HIGHLY suggest getting a room on the second or 3rd floor. 1st floor rooms don't have as nice of view because of palm trees and workers start outside very early.. Saturday morning was awoken at 6:12am... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

First, the hotel is under a new set of new management. This appears to be a good thing -- our guide (from Madventours, use them if you ever have the chance) informed us that this change has resulted in increased client-focus, attentive staff, improved facilities, and improved menu. I can't speak to the previous state of the hotel, but upon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Already make a couple of short trips to this hotel, the locarion it's perfect, beach front far from the crowded Jaco center, nice pool, clean rooms and the service is good, enough space to chill with your family, the food is not that good but always can look for something in town, but in general it's definetly a great non... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My 3rd trip to Costa Rica staying in Jaco. Found this hotel just my chance, what a score. Clean, quite, beach front, friendly staff. Aloha to Rosie and the great breakfast every morning. If you can, get one of the ocean front rooms. Pool rooms are nice too I would imagine. Nice to go jump in the pool after a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were happy to find this gem of a hotel, off the "strip" - so quiet we had the place to ourselves for 3 of the 4 days! Yes, it's off season but staff were still very helpful and friendly, freshly cooked typico breakfast - and right on the beach! Standard rooms are older funishings, no modern convenience like blow... More 

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Address: Jaco Beach | Jaco Beach Municipal Palace 600 Mts South, Jaco 1139-1250, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Arenal Pacifico)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Arenal Pacifico Hotel
South Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco

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