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Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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Hotel Catalina
Ranked #4 of 19 Jaco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We discovered the Catalina over a decade ago, and I keep coming back for more. It feels like our home away from home, not a hotel. The amenities are wonderful, like having a fully stocked kitchen and beachfront pool. I love the little private porch in front of each room for reading a book and getting completely relaxed. Directly in... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Always wonderful to see you and your family. We are happy that you keep coming back. Thank you for such a great review. Hope to see you back soon! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Hotel Catalina in Jaco, Costa Rica is my home away from home. It is on the south end of the beach, so quieter than in town, close to areas where you can watch surfers, and easily the most comfortable middle of the road hotel you'll find where you can hear the surf pounding through the night and wake up to... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Catalina. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with everyone. Hope to see you again soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We had this weekend a lovely time at Catalina Hotel. Quiet, near the beach place, full of green gardens. We stay just for one night but we had a great time. Long walks on the beach, surf lessons just out side the hotel beach gate. Great place to stay. We hope to go back soon.

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time at the Catalina. Hope to see you again soon! More

Watertown, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Naomi, Sandra, and Dino(their doggy) were wonderful to us. The property was secure with lush gardens. The pool looked nice and clean, we didn't use it. A few tables in a shady common area which was nice. It was on the south end of the beach...quiet, yet only a nice 5 minute walk into town. We had an A/C balcony... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at the Catalina! It was a pleasure to have met you both. Thank you and hope to see you again soon! More

Markham, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Naomi and Sandra are lovely hosts (hostesses?) and we would never think to try another hotel when we return to Jaco. Which we will, every time we're in CR. This was our second trip. In fact, now that we own property in the south, a trip through Jaco is impossible to avoid. It's the stop at Hotel Catalina that we'll... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for always choosing to stay at the Catalina while in Jaco! It is always a pleasure to see you both! Thank you again and see you next year! More

Kamloops, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stay at the Catalina every year and have had many wonderful times with Sandra and Naomi. Met lots of great people, watched many breath taking sunsets, had so many fun happy hours with lots of laughing and singing, lots of boogie boarding and many birthdays there. Rooms are always clean too! Had some wonderful stays at the Hotel Catalina! Thank... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your continuing support! We always have a wonderful time when you and your family stay here as well! Thank you again and hope to see you soon! More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

When we first looked at staying in Jaco we were turned off by the bad rap it gets. But we soon found Jaco and Hotel Catalina to have everything we needed. Naiomi and Sandra are the nicest two ladies you could ever meet. The room they gave us overlooking their beautiful gardens was peaceful and cool even without A/C. Naiomi... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and recent stay! We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Jaco and your stay with us at the Catalina! Thank you again and hope to see you soon! More

Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Im writing this review under my husband's name-sorry! Anyway, Im 29 and from the US and last June was my third stay at the Catalina. I went back to Jaco to get married and brought my family to The Catalina. Months before my wedding I was in contact with Naomi. She answered many questions I had and made every effort... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

We are so happy to be part of your special occasion! Thank you for staying with us at the Catalina. It is always a pleasure to see you and your family! Thank you and hope to see you soon. More

Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed in Jaco for 2 night in Januay at Catalina and it was just the perfect hotel by the beach to relax and have a good time. Big and clean rooms with a kitchenette. Super friendly staff, Naomi and Sandra, the owners, were amazing with us.

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay, we loved meeting you! Thank you for taking out the time to write a review! Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2013! More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I had never been to Jaco before and wasn't sure what to expect. Hotel Catalina was the perfect place to spend a week vacation relaxing. It's located on the southern end of town, in the nicest and quietest part of the beach. The mother and daughter owners are from the US and have been down there for 12 years. They... More

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to write a wonderful review! So happy that you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again in the future! Have a wonderful 2013! More

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Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Catalina Costa Rica/Jaco

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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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