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Marea Brava

3.0 of 5 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2008

So, we walked around town a bit and ended up here without a reservation. There are a lot of new hotels in Playa Hermosa (some even put up within the last couple months), so price competition is definitely entering the area. That said, we stayed at Marea Brava for a price significantly below their book price... Not sure you can... More 

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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 

Richland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

There are 2 swimming pools at Marea Brava - I swam in the smaller one near the office several times - no problem. But, the day before we left, I swam in the larger pool and my hair (normally blonde) turned lime sherbert green. When we asked at the front desk, they said that it was not chlorine, but a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

We stayed at Marea Brava Hotel, Puntarenas and loved it. From the great surf, wonderful swimming pools, incredible views and sunsets, good food and super service. But, best of all was meeting all the great staff. Whatever we needed, they were quick to provide and always with a smile. Our condo was great! A hugh flat screen TV in the... More 

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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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2007

We had a guaranteed reservation, but upon arrival at 10 PM, we were told by the guard that the office closes at 9 PM and there was nothing he could do for us. Nothing on Travelocity nor the hotel website mentioned specific office hours for check-in. We went back to the hotel the next day to make sure we wouldn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2007

Hotel Marea Brava is located on the beach north of the town of Jaco. We stayed in one of the condo units that face the beach. Every day we could see surfers in the water in front of our room. The hotel staff are nice to talk to and you may arrange for hikes or tours of many of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2007

After a long flight and a drive through those loopy roads, what a treat to pull up and find our cute 2 BR condo right on the beach. Just out the front door beyond the terrace is a row of hammocks and nice dark sand beach. A great place to just sit back, listen to waves and enjoy the sunset.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2007

My wife and I (age 65) just returned from a 10 day stay in Costa Rica and spent 7 wonderful nights at the Marea Brave Hotel in Playa Hermosa just south of Jaco. The Hotel was very nice, clean and quite beautiful. There is not a restaurant on premises but there is a great one, Jungle Surf Cafe at the... More 

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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 

Albany, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2007

With great rooms and condos at great rates, whats not to love? This relatively small hotel sits right on a black sand beach where you can enjoy a sunset every single day. A line of hammocks right off the beach is where I spent most of my time. The people are friendly and the service is great. My only issue... More 

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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 

Fargo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2007

The hotel itself is very nice. No restaurant but many near by, the beach is beautiful, and there is a nice butterfly garden by the pool. Got to see lots of lizards and some iguanas The problem came at check out time. The place was not nearly booked full so my husband asked if we could stay an extra hour... More 

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Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road | Playa Hermosa -Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marea Brava 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Marea Brava Playa Hermosa
Marea Brava Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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