me and my boyfriend just got back from our vacation to costa on saturday we stayed for 11 days 10 nights at the best western jaco beach, overall it was a pretty nice stay but with some failures.
FOOD- okay the breakfast now this is the biggest meal i usually eat so those of you who have a big appetite in the morning they have a pretty good selection what i was surprised about was that they had pancakes every morning which i had to eat everyday they had some weird things like they had beans and rice for the am/lunch/pm but i guess that costa rican style. Now lunch and dinner were pretty much the same thing just a few changes were made but still a pretty good selection but if your a picky eater beware.
HOTEL APPEARANCE- the hotel is pretty dated, they do need to update the place a little bit especially the ROOMS. For the price you pay it isnt that bad but they need an update no matter what... first of all there is tile floor in the whole room and its a beach hotel so i understand its easier for them to clean but its way to slippery and that could be dangerous for kids or older people, and i mean everything in the room is old nothing looks "new" in them but like i said for the price its decent. The hotel itself seems to have a little updating into it but can still use a scrub down on the walls.
POOL- now the pool was probably the worst part, we stayed for 11 days and only like 2 out of the 10 was there pool chairs available its pretty limited and most people just lay there towels down on the chairs while there in the pool for hours..its also FULL of kids...were in our early 20s and to us it just seemed gross. We did see them clean the pool every morning though so at least that kept us from thinking it was trashed and dirty everyday.
EMPLOYEES- were awesome... the front desk people were helpful and solved our problems if we had any or answered our questions when we needed help or advice. The restaurant staff were also nice theres always one cook cooking either your eggs in the morning or your beat in the afternoon and night they did an excellent job. The bar staff were hilarious they were very friendly and we liked hanging out there. KEEP IN MIND me and my bf are ONLY english speakers... thats the only downfall i have about the employees, although they were helpful and friendly we probably only found about 3 that could understand and speak somewhat english back and 1 young employee that could understand and speak english pretty well, now i know im in costa rica but i mean they should have more employees that speak english WELL ENOUGH to make the americans feel welcomed and not awkward.
So overall the hotel was decent enough for me and my bf's liking. We had a blast and enjoyed are stay in costa rica and at the best western.
some tips for best western jaco beach:
On your property you have a huge lot that you don't use for anything and connected to that is a little volleyball court that i didn't see one person use while we stayed the 11 days. about my comment about the pool situation i think it might be a good idea for you to consider building an "ADULT ONLY" pool for people 18+. That would give the adult guests more relaxation without having the kids around.
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