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Hotel Catalina

Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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Hotel Catalina
Ranked #5 of 21 Jaco B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Naomi and Sandra make you feel special and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. We stayed eleven nights here and look forward to returning. We have traveled to many locations in Costa Rica and we like to stay in places that incorporate the culture and natural landscape. Hotel Catalina has done that with... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This hotel is located literally steps away from the beach. We've stayed here twice. Highlights: gated parking, a kitchen, a little outside semi-private porch area with table, beautiful sunsets, beautiful garden area, a little pool, and great service (but no breakfast, which was fine for us). The hotel next door (Hotel 9, I think) rents a set of two beach... More

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Oslo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this family place. It is perfectly located in the Southern end of Jaco beach, which is for our liking just perfect with sand and no stones (unlike the central part). Very calm area, with some surfers outside wh are cleaning the beach daily. Catalina i run by a small family and is very cosy. We... More

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Denver
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Such a cute little place right on the beach. Very laid back and great price for such a hot spot that looks out on the beach. Naomi was wonderful, she made sure we were happy and always had everything we needed. Very helpful with places to go and arranging rides. What an awesome trip and very safe.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were three families, including two young children, and we had a great 3 day holiday getaway. As always, the rooms were clean, there was plenty of hot water, and everything in the kitchenette functioned perfectly. We'll be back again soon.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Hotel Catalina was quiet and convenient, and the price was excellent. Naomi was a wonderful host, making us feel welcomed and making recommendations. This is the type of jewel we love to find when traveling, not fancy, a bit off the main drag, but comfortable and pretty. It is right on the beach, with free parking on site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Naomi gave me such a nice welcome to Catalina that I wanted to stay more than 1 night originally planned. The location right on the calmer South Beach Jaco was perfect, and the sound of the sea put me to sleep at night. The apartments were simple, but functional, clean and well distributed. Enjoyed breakfast and sunset at the Point..and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Traveling with a friend with no reservations and arrived in Jaco to have a local recommend Hotel Catalina. Great choice. We really wanted to be on the water, and not on the crazy busy loud main street, but still close to it. Hotel Catalina was perfect. Priced very well and the room was great with a view. The proprieter, Naomi,... More

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Kemah, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Right on the beach, comfortable, lush landscape, clean and with wonderful hosts - what else could you want???! Our rooms were large with a kitchenette, balcony & a/c. We were there in August, so air conditioning was important. They do have rooms without it and that would probably be OK at certain times of the year. Naomi & Sandra (from... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My first visit to Hotel Catalina/Jaco Beach was in 2008, at which time I fell in love with the hotel, the staff and the entire vibe that Costa Rica has to offer. I loved it so much, that I decided to return in 2013 (too much time in between if you ask me). NOTE: I've visited during off peak times... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

We are glad that you got to getaway and relax at the Catalina. Always a pleasure to to see you. Thank you for taking the time out to write a review of the Catalina! Hope to see you again soon. More

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Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Also Known As:
Hotel Catalina Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

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