I am so glad I looked at all of the reviews for Hotel Catalina before booking. I could tell that it was a great place by the people who had a good experience there. It was everything they said. All I can say is that if you didn't have the experience you were hoping for, then don't blame it on the hotel -- it might just be you.
Naomi was so helpful and pays attention to everything going on -- I swear she can read your mind when you need a taxi or anything else.
To comment on another post: It is an informal process -- I was a little worried that I wouldn't have a room too, but NOT TO WORRY -- you can trust you will have a smiling face greet you when you check in.
Don't stay at this hotel if you plan to be loud. The people who stay here want a vacation, not a loud party.
There is no TV and no radio -- who needs to hear anything but the sound of the ocean and the animals in Costa Rica.
The rooms are clean and as far as I'm concerned have everything one needs to have a vacation. I felt very safe there -- Dino will let you know if anything is going on!
You can walk to the Zip Line Canopy Tour -- great fun!!!
My suggestion when you stay here: Walk to downtown Jaco on the beach and catch a cab home after you enjoy some fish tacos at Bubbas or pizza at Rioasis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Catalina Costa Rica/Jaco