I stayed at Hotel Catalina with my girlfriend over Christmas break. We were looking for something quiet on the edge of Jaco, which can get a little loud downtown sometimes. We found perfection at Hotel Catalina. After we were dropped off by our taxi, Naomi greeted me by name at the gate. The hotel was empty at the time and she gave us the choice of whatever room we wanted. She then showed us through the room which was perfect for two people. The rooms have one double bed and one twin. They also have a small kitchen with assorted pots, pans, etc. and a fridge. The bathroom was perfect, too. Everything was VERY clean. There was no TV, however, I did not travel to Costa Rica to watch TV, I had an ocean 50 yards from me. The rooms are also cleaned every morning,with new towels arranged in cute shapes on your bed with fresh flowers.
The owners Naomi and her Mom Sandra were two of the nicest people I have ever met. They went out of their way to help us with taxis, ordering take in food, calling tours, and directions. Naomi was always around to help us with anything we needed and with a big smile. When my girlfriend stubbed her toe Naomi quickly brought out a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and gave it to us. My girlfriend and I were utterly charmed within minutes and left that way, too. It was exactly what we were looking for and hoping for during our stay in Costa Rica, a quiet little out of the way Inn with super friendly people, not some big Americanized hotel with satellite TV and walls around it to keep Costa Rica out. I can't say enough good about this hotel and Naomi and her Mom Sandra. We will most definately be back and I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who likes to slow down and take it easy and who is not looking for a loud and crazy place.
- 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