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Marea Brava

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Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road | Playa Hermosa -Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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stockton,ca
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

What a great place.Right on the beach,huge wonderful pool ,great rooms.We had a condo and it was great.No problems anytime day or night when we were there.Would come back again.Good staff.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

After the first couple of days staying at Marea Brava we were blown away by its beauty. Unfortunately that ended once the sun went down. There is a "bar" outside the main pool that is used as a brothel when certain Americans come into town. If it wasnt for this, I would 100% recommend this hotel. Point being this needs... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Such a beautiful place but because of management bringing in prostitutes, I could never recommend this hotel. During the day Marea Brava is a wonderful resort but at night it is frightening. Condoms thrown over the balcony and prostitutes brought in at night where there was drug dealing and an assault of one of the prostitues. We had to leave... More 

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jaco
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

my husband and i were recomened to MAREA BRAVA.by a familly member. we stayed 4 days and 3 nights. the room was huge. the staff and service was great. but the view they provided was breath takeing..we WILL come back. and WE will tell our friends..thank you MAREA BRAVA...RUBEN AND ELOISA

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MareaBrava, Gerente at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your warm review. It make us feel very proud to be part of the short list of savvy travelers like you and make us work even harder to stay as close as we can to excellency. . We hope to see you back soon with us. Have a great day. info@mareabravacostarica.com More 

Fort Worth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Needed to relocate after air conditioner failed at previous hotel. Alex showed us two rooms, both within our (modest) budget. Pros: Great location on a quiet cul de sac away from the busy main road. Safe parking, attentive staff, 24-hour security, clean cozy rooms (we could have chosen a HUGE 3-bedroom suite but we were sticking to a leaner budget),... More 

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Baltimore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

The pool is not safe, we saw prostitutes in the Condos with Mexican clients, the Bar is too laugh, not for families, DO NOT TAKE your children’s there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

Stayed there over Christmas, great location but the service is awfull and the rates are too expensive compared to what the hotel offers, also the hotel stuff is unexperienced and unfriendly. During my stay there I heard that they just got a new managment.

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

We have been going to Costa Rica for years and this is my family's favorite spot. Its just minutes from Jaco and a quiet place to come home to.

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MareaBrava, Gerente at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your warm review. It make us feel very proud to be part of the short list of savvy travelers like you and make us work even harder to stay as close as we can to excellency. . We hope to see you back soon with us. Have a great day. info@mareabravacostarica.com More 

Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

We were 2 families with babies. We rented out a standard room for 2 nights (I was told 100$+tax if we paid cash, which is much lower than the official price, but ended up paying 90$ tax incl. when my friend, a Tico, paid the bill). The standard rooms are practical when you are 2 couples, as they have 2... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

Wow. Where do I start. The day we arrived, the room we reserved was not ready. So we had to stay in a smaller room the first night. We were never able to get the difference refunded. We we got our penthouse room the next day. The lock had to be repaired FOUR times. There was no working DVD player,... More 

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