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Villa Caletas
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 km after Punta Leona | Herradura, Jaco 12358-1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 39 hotels in Jaco
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“Wonderful!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I have just spent our second weekend away without children (our first being last year at the same place). The hotel is simply wonderful and the staff are very friendly. If you can afford it, splash out and go for one of the superior suites. The rooms are wonderful and the hot tub overlooking Jaco bay is luxurious. Food is great and again the views from the Ampitheatre restaurant looking out towards Nicoya are incredible. A must for a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear friends, Thank you for your kind review, we are glad to know that you had such a great time with us and you were able to relax and enjoyed your weekend in the most romantic way.
Best regards. manager@villacaletas.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My two little girls and I had an incredible weekend - what an amazing experience at Villa Caletas - Last Sunday we experienced a huge thunder storm (supper cell) at the Hotel - we got stuck at the beach in the pouring rain and the hotel staff made a special trip down to rescue us in their 4x4 truck - they were all so helpful and friendly - when we got back to reception center a huge lighting bolt took down a big tree and all the electrical wires too - we had a "blast" - stuck in an awesome 5 start hotel with no electricity - that was the first time in 11 years they lost power - the staff was so good - with in minutes they gave us flash lights, umbrellas and had candles light dinner - this hotel has incredible views, unique beach, great spa, excellent food and service - I have lived in CR for 10 years and for sure this is one of the top (3) best destinations in all of CR.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Friends, thank you so much for your review. It was indeed a real experience !! I want to thank you to underline that even like that you had such a great time with us, as our staff did all they possibly can so our guests felt as confortable as they could. I do hope that we will see you soon and that the weather will be warm and sunny !!. Best regards. manager@villacaletas,com
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Monument, Colorado
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Villa Caletas is an amazing experience! Private pools and great rooms. The service is great and the food is good! The concierge is very helpful to help out with tours, spa appointments, etc... The spa staff are great and better than I expected. If you need to relax this is the place!

Room Tip: If you go for the Master Suite - ask for number 16. The views are forever!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear friends, Thank you so much. We really appreciate your very nice comments on our resort. Indeed Master 16 is a show by herself , we are so happy to know that you felt in love with the view !!.
We hope you come back and enjoy once again the "Special touch" of Caletas.
Best regards. manager@villacaletas.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were not having fun on the last leg of our trip, so we talked to one of the managers at the Los Suenos Marriott and she suggested that we rent a car. She got out a map and circled places that we should check out. This was the one she said we should go to for sunset. We got there a bit early and were so glad we did. It gave us a chance to tour the grounds and oh and ah about how beautiful and unique this hotel is, in fact it is a member of "small, distinctive hotels."
The bar is above the amphitheater that looks over an expansive ocean. We sat at one of the tables above the amphitheater and ordered delicious cocktails before the sun started its decent. Delicious cocktails, I should add, and very reasonably priced.
The waiters lined up pillows on the steps of the amphitheater to get ready for the big show. We were not disappointed. The clouds made for a spectacular sunset. Who ever thought to carve an amphitheater on that hillside was brilliant!
There is an infinity pool as well. We walked around it and just drank in the ambiance. Well done Villa Caletas! Well done!
There is a restaurant that we will try next time and perhaps book some nights at this hidden spot. We were so glad that we were sent to this Villa. Memorable. Special.

Room Tip: Get there a bit early if you want one of the tables above the amphitheater and to allow time to tour...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Friends, thank you very much for your very nice review. We can feel the "Magic" of the hotel in your own words. We hope to see you back soon with us. Best regards. manager@villacaletas.com
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Friendswood, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

A one of a kind experience.

A must stay for any seasoned traveler

I would recommend Villas Caletas to my closest friends and loved family members

Where else do people gather each sunset just to have the perfect mojito or margarita just to celebrate life!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Friend, Thank you so much. We really appreciate your glowing comments on the Hotel !!
Best regards. manager@villacaletas.com
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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We spent 9 nights in Costa Rica and 2 of them at Villa Caletas. My sister had her wedding there and we had a great time. The infinity pool was great to relax in during the day and the hot tub was nice even thought it wasn't very warm. Our room was great, it had nice floors and a great balcony. I think our room was called a Standard Deluxe. The website said "Partial" Ocean View but we had a fantastic view in Room 1. The only downside as compared to other upscale hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica was not having an included breakfast and the price of the food items was high because of the lack of competition.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Friends, thank you very much for your review. We are glad to know that you had a great time with us. We do hope to see you back with us soon. Best regards. manager@villa caletas.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My girlfriend (now fiance) booked a 5 night stay through groupon at Villa Caletas in early May. I have traveled all over the world to countless hotels and I can honestly say this takes the cake as my favorite.

The grounds are pristine, gorgeous, romantic and incredibly maintained, filled with lush tropical greenery, statues, and beautiful wildlife. The rooms are out of this world. We had a junior suite, which was jaw dropping. I could not get enough of the magnificent view overlooking the jungle and pacific ocean. It really was like your own slice of paradise. We lounged on our enormous balcony at night watching shooting stars and soaking in the private outdoor jacuzzi. The infinity pool is like something you'd see on the travel channel; so beautiful, especially during the sunset, where I proposed to my fiance.

The service is fantastic, not sure what other people's gripe were about it. Everyone we encountered was courteous, friendly, and more than willing to help us. The maid service was great, they even left towel origami animals on our bed everyday and put rose petals on the bed and in the bathroom.

My one complaint with the hotel is the restaurant. The prices are reaaally high and the food is mediocre. Unfortunately this will be your only option unless you take a taxi to Jaco or Herradura, which will run you about $40 roundtrip. We did this a few nights but its really not worth it.

Overall a phenomenal experience and I would recommend to any couple looking for the most romantic vacation of their lives.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Caletas, General Manager at Villa Caletas, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear Friends, thank you very very much for your review. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Villa Caletas is indeed a romantic place in the middle of the jungle !! We hope to see you soon back with us. Best regards. manager@villacaletas.com
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Also Known As:
Villa Caletas Hotel Jaco
Villa Caletas Hotel
Caletas Hotel Herradura
Villa Caletas Costa Rica
Villa Caletas Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: 2 km after Punta Leona | Herradura, Jaco 12358-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#5 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Caletas 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Caletas, a luxury boutique hotel inspired by tropical Victorian architecture with a touch of neo-classical influence shining like a jewel among resorts, prized not only for its location, design and décor, but also for its outstanding facilities and first class service. Villa Caletas expresses a truly unique combination of mountain and seaside resort. Nestled 1150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this unique hotel overlooks the Nicoya Gulf to the crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura offering spectacular 360-degree panoramic views. ... more   less 
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