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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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

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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

My Boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night in Sept 11. So glad it as only for the night. We were the only ones at the hotel (low season) yet that did not help budge the price down from the Hotel Manager. The hotel was in dire need of complete refurbishment. The bathroom had seen better days as there... More 

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Sallisaw, OK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

It's been a few years since we visited, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were there in early June, and had excellent weather, excellent surf and an overall excellent time. We had the room closest to the ocean. Admittedly it was small, and lacking many amenities, but this suits our needs. We don't really need several rooms, turned down... More 

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Lake Geneva, WI
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We do business in Costa Rica Medical Care.com and we always put 2 or 3 days in a trip to go here for some R & R. They have wi-fi and I love working or calling some one back home with the waves behind me. Only 75 minutes from San Jose it is the perfect get away. We send our... More 

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We were a family group of two sisters, a brother, and our spouses who spent a week at this hotel. During the week, the hotel was extremely quiet. It became very busy with Costa Ricans getting out of the city on the weekends. The staff were so helpful and friendly, bringing us ice and other things whenever we asked. The... More 

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Toronto
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133 reviews 133 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Jaco beach is a tough place to get accommodations during Semana Santa (holy week -Easter holidays to North Americans) but we managed to get a room last-minute at Arenal Pacifico. We were pleasantly surprised by its location -right on the beach and at an ideal spot for those of us learning to surf. What you're getting here is basically a... 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:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco

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