It was a wonderful stay. Everything was superb. The hotel is literally on a tip of a mountain. On your way up that mountain to get to the hotel you will begin to see the different bird species, the toucans, macaw, etc. You'll also begin to see the white face monkeys.
As soon as you arrive to the reception they greet you with a cold towel and some homemade ice tea. The hotel employees are very professional and attentive. Then, they show you around the hotel grounds and escort you to your room in a little golf cart. Your rooms are isolated and all rooms have an incredible view from all angles.
The pool and jacuzzi are the highlight of the hotel. The restaurant is also wonderful to sit and eat. The view is endless. Breakfast is the best time to truly appreciate it. The sound of all the different birds species is priceless. At times you will literally see clouds coming towards you. However, I will worn you, the restaurant is expensive. BTW, the food is not that great. Your paying for the view.
In conclusion, it is a beautiful hotel to just getaway and disconnect. You'll see most of Costa Ricas wildlife simply walking the hotel grounds. Nevertheless, my advice is to buy a couple of wine bottles in duty free the hotel will charge you $15 to uncork it but it's better than paying $10 per glass of cheap wine.
Also, whenever you can just go into the town to eat, do so. The food is very good and much, much cheaper than the hotel. One of their main dish in the "casado", which I highly recommend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Villa Caletas Hotel Jaco
- Caletas Hotel Herradura
- Villa Caletas Costa Rica/Jaco