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“Near Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aparthotel Vista Pacifico

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Aparthotel Vista Pacifico
Apdo 108, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 42 hotels in Jaco
New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Near Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We just got back from a wonderful week at this small family owned and run hotel. The accommodations were perfect for us, as was the location. They make you feel like a very welcomed guest and it is easy to meet other travellers. They will make every effort to have you enjoy your stay and provide much information as to trips, where to eat and make purchases, about getting around with taxies or driving...... The hotel itself is set atop a hill with beatiful views of the beach and town, as well as mountains and pasture. A gentle breeze adds to the ambiance. For those craving action, sports, nightlife- the town is a few minutes away. Taxies are readily available, are quick and reliable, and can get you to and from anywhere safely, quickly and cheaply. We traveled with our 2 teenaged girls, as well as another couple, and I have to say, even with our extensive travel history, we all found this to be one of our favorite spots and are eager to come back again. It may not suit everyones's taste, but we enjoy the peaceful and serene feel of this spot. We can go on and on praising our hosts and their hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Very good if you rent a car because you can't walk to the beach!The people are friendly and you can rest easy!You can also bring your pets and there are 2 beautiful dogs on the spot!Juliana and her boyfriend are nice!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my sweetheart 2 nights this week (wanted 3 but made last minute reservations and they only had vacancy for 2 nights)
The view is great, the rooms are more than fine, and the price is right yada yada yada.
The hotel is about 5 minutes from the action ($3 cab ride to the beach, $4 to downtown)
It's super calm and comfy and nestled up on a hill with a nice breakfast in the morning. This stuff is all great, but I'm sure you've read the same in all the other reviews.
That should all be enough to make you book right now, but if it's not keep reading.
Unfortunately my lady got sick from something she ate the first night and was sick for our entire stay. The super friendly, super attentive, and super Canadian (perfect English) staff bent over backwards to help us out.
They did everything from suggesting cures, providing medicine, providing tea/ginger ale, getting a doctor to open a clinic after hours for us, getting us to the clinic, etc.
Every time I walked passed anyone that worked there they asked how "my better half" was doing and requested I stop by often with health updates.
To solidify how great this place was... We spent our final night in Jaco at a different hotel on the beach for the same price. It sucked... Smelly, dirty, mildewy, and an utter joke in comparison to the wonderful experience that was had at Vista Pacifico (minus my lady vomiting all day long of course but that couldn't be helped ;)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here while visiting the Jaco area for 3 days. What a great place to stay. Beautiful views, gorgeous pool! Great breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries etc served every morning. It was great having a refrigerator and grill or stove to cook on. Our fridge was stocked with the items we had requested before arriving. A very short drive from the room into Jaco made it easy to enjoy the beach and nightlife and then return to a quiet room at night. If you are planning to visit Jaco stay here. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My third visit to Jaco and third stay at Vista Pacifico, (the nights I stayed at other Jaco Hotels were a disaster - noisy and overpriced). Vista Pacifico is far enough from the city to abate the traffic noise and exhaust fumes, but only a $3 taxi to town. The ocean view from atop the hill is great and breezes make Vista Pacifico 10 degrees cooler than town.
I stayed for a week during the October 'rainy' season and saw no rain!
For my week stay during the January 'dry' season- it rained briefly every day- go figure. Caught some Mahi Mahi (bragging rights) and ate them off the grill at the hotel! Fresh fruit, coffee and buns every morning- plus a swimming pool. Don't even think of staying anywhere else in Jaco, you'll thank me for this advise...Michigan Bob

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for one week in a one-bedroom suite at the Hotel Vista Pacifico and had an amazing time! Our hosts were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay and helped us plan and book all our activities in and around Jaco. The views of Jaco from the hotel were stunning and we were only a very short (and inexpensive) taxi ride away from the downtown area. We loved how quiet and private it was at the hotel and we found the whole experience incredibly relaxing. We both agreed we were glad we didn't go with an all inclusive resort as we loved everything about the hotel and our hosts. Definitely worth visiting and staying with them!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The hotel was exactly what we were looking for. We had a car so it was easy to get into town which took about 5min. It was so great chatting to other guests around the pool. From the mountain top it had a great view over the pacific. There is a communal barbecue area so we had a chilled barbecue one evening and everyone was out so we had the whole place to ourselves. If you looking to relax and totally unwind then this is the place for you. James and Julianna were great hosts.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aparthotel Vista Pacifico

Address: Apdo 108, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Jaco
#1 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#4 Business Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Jaco
Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Hotel Jaco
Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Costa Rica/Jaco

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