My girlfriend stayed here over new years in 2004/2005 and highly recommended the Vista Pacifico. As I am volunteering for a month in Puntarenas, I wanted to see other parts of Costa Rica. So I contacted Jan and Greg directly from their website. From the very first email they were very helpful about how to get to their aparthotel. From the moment I arrived I was greeted with friendliness and hospitality, not like the mega resorts where you are treated like a reservation number only. Not here!!!
I found Jan and Greg to be both hospitable and friendly. They sat with me for a bit and chatted about local things to do, see, and avoid. Greg spent nearly an hour explaining the trail on Miro's Mountain and Jan took me to the Maxi Bodego to pick-up some groceries... twice.
My room was perfect for a single traveler. It was very clean, and air-conditioned. I had a TV., a kitchenette with coffee maker and real Costa Rican coffee, a fridge, hot plate, pots, pans, plates, and all the utensils you could need. Nice shower with warm water. Lots of shelf space for my clothes. If there was anything i needed I asked and it was immediately taken care of.
The common patio area where most guests gathered for morning breakfast of fruits, coffee, juices, toast, and other baked goodies was inviting and everyone spent the time comparing their day plans. Again Greg and Jan were always nearby to suggest the best route or place to visit. They also have free WiFi in that area. In Cabina #9 you can also access the wi-fi.
The pool was so cool and refreshingly clean. I watched each morning as the pool guy came to clean it. The chamber girls do an excellent job of cleaning your room and providing your linens and towels. the one day they even cleaned my dirty dishes from the morning. I tipped them nicely as they work very hard all day and then home to their families to do it all over again.
Manual, The night security guy, only speaks Spanish, but somehow we managed to communicate. He pointed out the local Kikachoos in the trees and I taught him a different version of solitaire.
The location of Vista Pacifico is amazing. On the cliff and from any direction a beautiful view of either the mountains, Jaco beach, sunrise, and sunset. You can’t get this view staying anywhere at beach level. Also because of the positioning of the building all the room and the common area capture the slightest of cross winds.
I would recommend this place to anyone from single traveler to honeymooners to families. The atmosphere at Vista Pacifico is like you are visiting relatives (well, the ones you like). I look forward to my next trip back!!!
I can't say anything negative about Vista Pacifico or the owners; everything was perfect, from the price, accommodations, other guests, breakfast, pool, room, location and Service...especially the service warm and friendly.
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- Also Known As:
- Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Jaco
- Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Hotel Jaco
- Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Costa Rica/Jaco