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“Fun Hotel. Great staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #33 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Hotel. Great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a great experience staying here. Definitely not really for kids or families, but single guys or non jealous girl friends it is cool.The place is clean and it is in a beautiful location by the ocean. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was very good. Drinks at the bar are not cheap. I will stay here again when I go back to Jaco.

Room Tip: If you want to party get a room by the pool or ocean front. If you want more quietness. Get a room n...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My room was very comfortable. The restaurant was good. Price seems a bit high for the green season. The hotel is located on the beach in Jaco and caters to men looking for young women. There are many of those to choose from. I had a cheaper room located facing the parking lot. In the evening girls begin arriving and they stop to check their reflections in the window of the room. That can be interesting. However later when they are drunk and leaving they sometimes stop to sit in the chairs in front of the rooms. Some of them can get a little loud.

Room Tip: The pool view rooms give you good view of the action but I think they would be noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kenneth H
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Panama
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice beach, excellent service, incomparable atmosphere day and night, great location, walking distance to all Jaco nice restaurants and Tourist offices. During the nights, every night, there is a Party by the Pool where lots of people, specially women come to enjoy the life with the tourist and have the time of your life.

Room Tip: Party.....near the pool, more quiet.....choose another hotel and suffer! :)
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank WillySabor
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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ok, just got back from the cocal last week and here is a in depth and truthful review. This is a place for single men looking for prostitutes. If you are with your girlfriend, wife, kids, co-workers, this place is not for you, do not even visit. However, if you want some chicas, here is what it is: the girls will approach you every now and then, but most just sit and wait for their regulars or to be approached by someone interested. The average charge is 100 usd. The hotel itself is clean enough. Think more holiday inn and less marriott. Thursday is a busy night because it's the only spot, friday and saturday are good enough but other bars in jaco are also busy, and sunday is very slow. Sometimes security won't let you take your own drink from your room to the pool area, unless you tip him, of course. As for the beach, it sucks. Nice to look at, but you don't want to mess with those waves. If you want to go in the water to swim or jet ski, drive 15 min. to playa herradura, it is absolutely beautiful and perfect for that. Jet Ski's are $60/ half hr. at herradura, just go into any shop and ask them for Ivan with the jet ski's, they'll call him and he'll come to you. Book the 2 hour atv tour ($65) with the hotel for an awesome time, and make sure you get the empanadas at your stop on top of the mountains. Soda Jaco Rustico is walking distance and has great food at a great price. Monkey Bar is good when cocal closes pool bar at 2am or on a slow night. A lot of drunk, horny, viagara takers here make it a very akward and loud place. Great place to stay if you are coming first and foremost for the girls, otherwise, there are nicer places to stay in Costa Rica, not Jaco. Oh, the beds here are terrible. But you don't come here to sleep!

Room Tip: Parking lot rooms are a little quieter than poolside but not much.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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17 Thank worldstar t
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was an eye-opener. We walked over to the casino to play some slots and it's really not much of a casino. (Drinks are not free when you gamble like in Vegas). The main event here is the pool bar - for gentlemen, that is. This is the meeting point for local "working girls" to negotiate their rates before heading up to the hotel rooms. They are very young, beautiful, decked out in extreme clubwear, and ready to please. We arrived in the evening (9pm), and there were about 3 women for every male tourist. In total, there were about 200 ladies assembled already, including the ones walking around the building trying to get the attention of tourist gentlemen before they got to the pool bar. Deals were cut right and left. A very efficient business model. More girls were arriving in group taxis as we were leaving.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This beautiful beachfront Hotel is located in the hart of Jaco Beach,and jet tucked away discreetly on
a side street in front of the ocean where people can be seen Surfing .The Casino is great fun,I meet
quite a variety of people there ,everybody is very friendly.The restaurant is super ,I had Eggs Benedict
for breakfast ,on the terrace while enjoying the ocean-breeze and my mouth still waters as I remember. I just wish that I would have stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Cocal ,instead of the Copacabana (dirty,overpriced,rude staff,ugly people).My new found buddies proudly showed off their
luxurious and cozy rooms to me .Next time I will reserve early,as this hotel is such a great deal that it is always booked out in summer,and even during the green season groups of friends come back here every year to have the greatest time.This is a Party Hotel with live music by the Pool bar and
up to 600 maybe more of the finest party girls from all over Latin America .Some are young and
and bouncy,and others are older and sophisticated .They are all absolutely Beautiful in their own ways.They where charging $150 an h on the average,but there where bargains for as little as $100
as well (they do expect a tip and cab fare,if you are not staying at the hotel ).I found that by paying the $150 to $200 I got much better service.It is smart to buy drinks for them if you want to get a warmed up and be popular.Popular guys get better choices and service,and if you do not want to spend quality time with one of them ,just buy them a drink and tell them that they are not your type tonight,but maybe another night and don't waste your and their time if you are not interested unless you want to pay them for talking to you.Remember that they are company girls and their time is money,so they expect a tip for spending time with you.It is heaven on earth for us Guys at the Cocal,sooo many beautiful Woman everywhere ,and so many different dress-styles and personality's
to enjoy.I you want to party the rooms around the pool are your best choice.If you want to rest ,I would recommend staying in front of the beach or at the spacious 3room condos that belong to the hotel.The rooms in front of the drive way are also popular ,but people will be coming and going from the casino until 2AM,but you will not hear the music from the pool bar there.The rooms are quiet enough for most people to stay in.I must say that the staff is very friendly but jet professional .
The whole place is kept very clean even the bathrooms at the bar and I almost forgot to mention the spectacular sunset dinner I enjoyed with one of the more sophisticated Lady s there.She looked American and spoke great English,she took me on a tour I will never forget.Needless to say I had the time of my life and can not wait to go back.

Room Tip: Rooms in front of the beach are quieter.Poolside rooms are more social/fun with live music on weeken...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank Thor002
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New York City, New York
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65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Not your average hotel. Came here to check it out after hearing about it from some locals. About of "gringos" old retired "gringos" hanging out with very young working girls. It's not family friendly at all. If you looking to pick up women easily... Then this is your place to be. Just keep it mind they cater to the old gringos first... Assuming they have deep pockets.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Cocal and Casino, we know the importance of understanding the needs of our guests and we make every effort to insure your stay with us is a memorable one. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Cocal Jaco
Hotel Cocal And Casino
Hotel El Cocal
El Cocal Hotel
Hotel Cocal & Casino Costa Rica/Jaco

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