My new bride and I stayed at Jaco Laguna for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! It wasn't crowded whatsoever. The food was delicious, and the blended cocktails were made with real fruit! They gave us a free meal in which they let us choose anything off the menu for our honeymoon. The staff was really friendly and accomodated all our needs! Most of the staff didn't speak much English but if you're decent at Spanish you can communicate pretty easily. Scott, a sort of manager is American and was always around during the day and gave us restaurant reccomendations, upgraded our room, and helped us with our Spanish. He was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We didn't have international calling plans for our cell phones and the hotel doesn't have wifi so we had to find an internet center downtown to let our families know we made it to our destination but the internet center only charged 50 cents an hour and they were all over the place. We really enjoyed talking to Rosie, the bartender at the hotel Tiki bar. She was very friendly and spoke the best English out of all the Costa Rican staff. She also took 30 minutes out of her shift to take some honeymoon photos for us! The tiki bar didn't open til 2:00 so it would have been nice if there was a refrigerator in the room. Also, I would have liked it if there was a couch or chairs in the room rather than just a bed. The room was cleaned well everyday, and we were able to flush our toilet paper, which I'm told is not a guarantee in Costa Rica. At some places the plumbing can't handle it and you need to put toilet paper in the trash. We rented surf boards from the hotel for $20 a day, and whenever we asked the receptionist to call us a cab it picked us up within 5 minutes. Overall we both loved the quiet atmosphere of the Jaco Laguna with beach on one side, rainforest on the other, and a $3.00 taxi ride to downtown. Many of the other hotels we saw looked dumpy and rundown. We would definitely like to return to Jaco and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Jaco Laguna again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 26-room boutique hotel is located on an intimate oceanfront property on the south side of Jaco Beach - within a few minutes walk to all of the stops, restaurants and activities that the city has to offer, and is the only four-star rated resort in all of Jaco. We feature the top rated surf school on site, a full service spa, the most unique beach front tiki bar and open air beach front restaurant in all of Costa Rica. Take a stroll down the beach, let us arrange an excursion or adventure for you, explore the streets of Jaco or simply lounge by the pool. Enjoy our excellent restaurant, have a relaxing beach front message, take a surf lesson from the 3 time Costa Rican world surfing champion, or relax by our beachfront tiki bar for a more casual fare. Bask under the sun and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the endless Pacific Ocean, exotic jungle and magnificent mountains, all while experiencing a breathtaking, colorful Costa Rican sunset. Here at Jaco Laguna Resort & Beach Club, we are committed to providing you with the most memorable Costa Rican experience possible. The hospitality of our resort team is truly one-of-a-kind. Jaco Laguna is one of the scenically most spectacular Costa Rican beach resorts and the ideal Costa Rican vacation destination whether you are planning a honeymoon, wedding, celebration or simply a Costa Rican hideaway or adventure experience. Room rates are based on single and double-occupancy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jaco Laguna Resort & Beach Club Costa Rica