We just spent 3 weeks at cocomar & had the BEST time! Peter, Hansel, Luis & all staff were amazing, from the minute we arrived ( where they immediately fixed a flat tire on our rental car & upgraded our rooms while we relaxed and had dinner) to our last days where they cooked our fish and gave us tips on activities...every day each of the staff made us feel at home & welcome & nothing was too much trouble. They showed us the iguana living in the tree at the back, taught the kids how to catch crabs & open coconuts for milk with machete, made sure beach chairs & umbrella were available & secured for shade on the secluded beach whenever we needed, arranged an amazing trip with a local fisherman, a katamaran trip with snorkeling out of quepos marina, cooked the fish for us.... I could go on, but the list is endless and everything with a smile, a friendly chat and advice, whatever we needed and more.
The location is secluded, the road to get there is not for the faint of heart (luckily we booked 4x4), a couple of times with the heavy rain we lost power so lost wifi, but it really wasn't a problem - it was kind of cool. Its a half hour drive to quepos & 45 minutes to manuel antonio. Close to an hour to get to Jaco, so ideal for those who want to spend some time in with the locals or in the tourist areas.
The ocean is steps away from the hotel, black sand gives it character, the surf is amazing and you mostly are the only people there - your own private paradise!!.
Breakfast was included and we always looked forward to the morning buffet and happy greeting of Peter & team.
The rooms are cute, comfy beds and nice decor in keeping with surroundings. We had a couple of issues with the plumbing in one of the bathrooms which Peter saw to were fixed immediately. We had minor, and expected bugs in this tropical climate, so kept most opened food refrigerated & no problem. A/c in all rooms worked great especially considering the heat. Pool is great - kids loved it & nice to have the option, as rip tides made ocean swimming a little risky In this area. We would definitely recommend and hope to stay again !! Pura vida :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small boutique property with only 20 units and hence very personalized service. We are located on the beach of Isla Palo Seco of Parrita, just two hours from San Jose, Costa Rica with nothing between you and the ocean except a few palm trees. We offer 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. Anything from a standard hotel room to a full 2,200 sq ft. living area with full kitchen and dining area. Isla Palo Seco is still one of the undiscovered authentic beach destinations unspoiled by loads of tourists, yet has a local community to fulfill basic needs while vacationing. The city of Parrita is a ten-minute drive away and has banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping, churches and a medical clinic. There are taxis and bus service to Quepos, Jaco and San Jose. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocomar Residences & Beach Resort Costa Rica/Parrita