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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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Ranked #18 of 42 hotels in Jaco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Drake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

THIS HOTEL IS NOW CALLED- SOUTH BEACH HOTEL. We LOVED this place! The location, the cleanliness, the staff, the food, all was amazing! We have been bringing teams to Jaco every July for the last 8 years to serve the community there. This hotel has by far been the BEST place we have ever stayed!! The hotel from my understanding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed at Hotel Arenal Pacifico (now renamed South Beach Hotel) in room #3, not by the pool and it was very reasonably priced. A BIG plus? Its off the strip - very quiet. You wanna party? Drive or take a very short cab ride. Fresh, warm, clean towels.... floor was immaculate, bathroom was typical Tico style (not a bad... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

I call to make a reservation and they confirm it. When I arrived the hotel at night i realized they didnt have room for me. The reservation was made 4 days previously. They couldnt solve my problem

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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): $$
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Arenal Pacifico Hotel
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Green Oasis of Jaco Beach. Hotel, Restaurant and Apartments located at the southern, most tranquil and beautiful part of Jaco. ... more   less 
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