We stayed here for a week and found the grounds and room to far exceed expectations for the price we paid. A gentleman working there named Warren was particularly kind and looked out for us a number of times. He actually helped us attend a local festival in Parrita(which we never would have heard of otherwise) and was a real pleasure to talk to in general. Warren actually played a huge role in our trip and he gave us many great memories. Another man working the desk Pablo, helped us organize day trips and find good prices for the things we wanted to do. Make the effort to talk to the staff as they have so much great insight. The location is great because it is close enough to Jaco (the tourist city) that you can take a quick drive over (less than 15 min) and enjoy the events there, but also far enough away that the beach in front of the hotel is practically deserted (we went in February so this probably had something to do with it as well). If there is something that could be improved, it would be the breakfast portions (found them to be a little small). Either way would definitely recommend staying here because of its great price, location, and friendly staff. I am looking forward to returning!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monterey Del Mar
- Monterey Del Mar Hotel Costa Rica/Esterillos Este
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcomed guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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