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“Excellent Staff and Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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La Paloma Blanca
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   | Jaco Beachfront at Calle Hidalgo, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
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Loveland, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Staff and Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed in unit E-4 from March 28th through April 4th. What an amazing view we had from our balcony. We had an awe inspiring panoramic view of the beach and epic sunsets every day. The security guard "Fransisco" spoke very good English and was very informative and helpful to us for places to eat and sight seeing. The pools were very clean and well maintained. The only complaint we would have was that there was no microwave in our unit, the dish washer did not work, and the electronic safe did not work (But the maintenance tech provided us with a key for it). Other than those VERY minor issues, we could not have asked for a more hospitable venue that felt like home away from home in Paradise. ALL the staff were very friendly helpful.

Room Tip: Top level room was amazing for the views, but I will admit I got tired of huffing those stairs each...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice property on the beach. 1 mile from center of town. Very safe gated 24 hour security. Security was extremly helpful and welcoming.
The pools, 4 of them were spotless. Grounds keepers worked everyday keeping the property clean and painted.
The unit was clean and quiet. All the beds were comfortable.
My only concern was some of the Breakfast bar furniture needed replaced as well the microwave.
The living room A/C stopped working the last day. But the rest of the A/C units kept up.
The Daystar Manager Lisle was very receptive to correcting the problems with the unit. Thanks Lisle!
I would recommend La Paloma Blanca to anyone!
I thought it was a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Make sure and let the Daystar manager know if you have any problems with the room. So they can fix i...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Very nice looking property, nice swimming pools and nice layout. My wife and I had a second story condo looking at the ocean. As usual it was hot, and the air conditioning in one of the 3 bedrooms did not work, in another bedroom there was no way to shut off the AC. The AC in the master bedroom was fine. Some of the patio furniture was deplorable, a small chair with 1 of it's 4 legs missing, and a wooden lounger with no pad There was, however, a nice dining style table with 4 chairs. Worst of all, and remember it was hot day and night, the large overhead fan on the patio did not work! You could not sit on the patio and enjoy the evening. We ended up buying a stand up fan to make it bearable. Check your immediate accommodations before spending your money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DaystarRentals, Manager at La Paloma Blanca, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you for comments as we are always striving to get better. We apologize for the issue and in normal circumstances we would of moved you to another condo but because you rented directly with the owner our hands where tied. Again thank you for the comments and we will make sure this condo is up to par for the next visitor.
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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Arrived in Jaco Jan 2, 2013 to stay at Daystar Paloma Blanca. Here for 4 weeks and honestly will be sad to leave. Lisle, Faith, and Frank the security guard are awesome! The condos are amazing and clean. Feel totally safe on the resort and beach however followed the suggestions of not walking beaches and side roads at night. The beach is beautiful, sunsets spectacular and fun watching people surf. I would recommend this location to anyone wanting to relax. Town is an easy walk by beach but if carrying groceries pay the $2.00 for a cab. The "sodas" or local eateries have fabulous meals for $5.00 US Restaurants are good as well but higher priced. PS no bedbugs where I was, just saying.......

Room Tip: Ask for 3rd floor ocean view as some are blocked from the 2 story condos that are slightly closer to...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our stay at Paloma Blanca was one of the best vacations ever! Super clean condo, amazing rooms, great bathrooms plus everyone was pleasant and helpful. The beach is just steps from the building and the pools were wonderfully clean and warm. It could not have been better. The walk into town to stores and restaurants was about 10 -15 minutes, but that was fine after relaxing and swimming all day. We found a wonderful local restaurant just a few blocks away called Rancho Santana and there was a small store at the end of our block to buy water and beer. We absolutely recommend staying at this lovely place in Jaco, Costa Rica. We cannot wait to go back!!

Room Tip: We stayed in a garden view room and loved it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We took our closest family to a two day rest in Jaco, Puntarenas. It was relaxing, great accomodations, pricing and service. The beach was beautiful, clean and safe. Just a great experience we want to repeat soon

Room Tip: Great place for rest, but lacks a gym and some activities for the kids.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DaystarRentals, Manager at La Paloma Blanca, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Granville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We just returned from the most wonderful vacation at Paloma Blanca. The condo was very clean, nicely decorated and very well equipped. Couldn't have asked for a better location. It was an easy walk to downtown, maybe 15 minutes, or you could take a cab for $2.00. Staff was very nice and friendly, especially Frank at the front gate. He even brought us fresh coconuts one day. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Additional Information about La Paloma Blanca

Address: | Jaco Beachfront at Calle Hidalgo, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Paloma Blanca 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serene beachfront community with 2 and 3-bedroom condo rentals at the pristine south end of Jaco Beach. Four different swimming pools, mature tropical gardens and the quiet beach at your front yard indulge those wanting to be away from the crowds, yet still walking distance of town. All units feature fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry rooms, cable TV, telephones and wireless internet. Services include concierge and staffed security. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Daystar Paloma Blanca Hotel Jaco
La Paloma Blanca Costa Rica/Jaco

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