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Hotel Pumilio

Del Cruce De Herradura 2 Km 1 Km A Mano Izquierda, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101 Costa Rica
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#5 of 39 hotels in Jaco
Location
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We are an owner operated Eco Boutique Hotel, strategically located in the middle of the forest, 5min away from the beach. If you’re looking to have a great time, in a very clean, safe and private location, you came to the right place. Welcome to Hotel Pumilio! A hidden gem you will want to hold on to. Leap into happiness for a memorable vacation. Whether you want a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or some relaxing time surrounded by nature, Pumilio is the perfect place for you. Our goal is to make the best out of your trip. We would love to be a part of it. Let us help you book the best and safest tours and give you all of our local insights. We invite you to read our reviews online, and hear from other guests experiences! Here's a little bit about our beloved hidden gem and why you'll have the time of your life here: Breakfast? We’ve got that covered its included! We offer a very loved-by-guests full breakfast buffet, with a lot of the typical breakfast elements from around the country, like famous gallo pinto, sweet plantains, Natilla and Tamales. We also have an egg and waffle station, local fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, bread, ham & cheese, as well as side dishes such as bacon, sausages, etc. Of course we offer Costa Rican coffee, tea and fresh juice as well! Eating in or dinning out? You’re in an awesome place for that! Taste the best dishes in Jacó, from the comfort of your suite, terrace or by the pool, with our unique service Gastronomic Adventures. We've selected the best plates in the area and conglomerated them in a delicious menu, offering a wide variety of plates suited for most tastes and budgets. From salads to pizza and vegan, to gluten free or keto. This service is open everyday, from 7am to 9pm. And if you feel like going downtown, we'll be happy to recommend the best places, at any price range! Looking for snacks? Take anything you want from the mini bar (located at the store), and we’ll charge only what you consumed. We also have snacks and drinks available for you on demand, at very competitive prices! Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know in advance. We love to plan surprises for you and with you! Looking for a special gift? Find amazing products, from local designers and producers, at great prices. Everything is personally selected by our owners and our guests love it! As for the rest… The idea is that you have a great time! Water is 100% potable, we offer daily housekeeping service and free high speed Wi-Fi inside the suites, and throughout the hotel. We also have free parking and if you book your activities with us, we offer free transportation downtown anytime you’d like! Your happiness is our priority! If you have ANY special requests or comments while you are here, we promise to go above and beyond to accomplish them. Please ask, we love to help!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Solarium
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Lee Ann H wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic beachside hotel. Very clean rooms, comfortable bed, and friendly, helpful staff. Free delicious breakfast included at beachside on-site, open-air restaurant. Beautiful sunset views. Would stay at this hotel above others in the area. Friendly staff and cleanliness are huge with me.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback Leeann!! We are very pleased to know you had such a great experience at Hotel Pumilio, finding a clean, comfortable and spacious suite. Yeyyy!! We love that you loved our included breakfast buffet. We've focused on giving our guests a wide variety of options, from an omelet and waffle station, to the most typical local items, such as: gallo pinto, sweet plantains, carne mechada, tamales, and of course, local fruit, as well as the classical continental breakfast options like cereal, yogurt, bread, ham & cheese. Which is why most guests just LOVE it, as they have tons of options to choose from! We are glad to know our staff was helpful and treated you like you truly deserve! Excellent personalized service, is part of what makes us so unique, thank you for pointing it out :)!! * Thanks again for recommending us, we hope you come back to Hotel Pumilio sometime soon!!
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Blake S wrote a review Apr 2023
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My 'motivation' in writing another review of this hotel, is to inform and potentially help Trip Advisor readers to understand the opportunity that Hotel Pumilio offers. As I always say, there are NO perfect hotels. Every place has its pros and cons. I shared these in my previous review. However, here are some other observations worthy of mentioning: 1) On our way to what is considered the top resort in Costa Rica, once again we drove half-way from the south of Costa Rica to Jaco. The convenience of simply spending the night and breaking up an 8+ hour drive, cannot be overstated. Just minutes off the Costanera, makes it VERY easy to get to, with no hassles. 2) The cost continues to shock me. And very little shocks me in this world. The resort we are heading to costs over $1,300 (US) dollars) PER NIGHT. Hotel Pumilio is LESS than one tenth the price. Sure, there is a difference between the resort and this hotel. But for a clean, comfortable, and convenient night's stay, it seems almost wrong to pay such a small amount of money for what we get. 3) This might sound trivial, but it makes such an impact on us. We have stayed here three different times in three different rooms, three different months of the year. The rooms are clean. The showers are amazing. The hot water is INSTANT, every time.(I keep thinking, why can't I have THIS same experience in MY home every day when I take a shower?) And the showers are "full force" rain showers. In my world travels, I have only experienced such a luxurious shower in a FEW of the tops hotels and resorts in the world. I would stay here just for the lavish shower. 4) The property is quiet, peaceful, and so far away from the Jaco crowds, noise, and city "hussle-bussle" traffic, that it seems like you can't possibly be five minutes away from the pulsating city life of Jaco. 5) Being offered of a glass of wine upon arrival, is a small thing. But even the Marriotts, Hiltons, and Hyatts don't do this. There are so many "little" things like this that makes Hotel Pumilio a "gem". A diamond in the rough. And an experience worth sharing with others.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Manager Pumilio, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded Apr 30, 2023
Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful review, it's super refreshing to know that you appreciate what makes us unique - and we thank you a lot for letting other people know about it. Everything is designed and thought for you to experience exactly what you are experiencing here and we love to know that we are accomplishing our goal :) 1) Yes, location is definitely not a coincidence either. As a family, we bought a property and built a house here because not is it really easy and convenient for us to visit constantly (since we live in San José), but we honestly fell in love with this wonderful, convenient and peaceful location. After enjoying it for years, we decided to buy the property next door and built Hotel Pumilio for other people to be able to take advantage of this magical place, just 5min away from all the action in Jacó and from several beaches. The perfect hub to stop between travels. 2) We could not agree more!! We are travelers ourselves, have been to many top hotels, and value for money, Pumilio is a wonderful option. Thanks again for your honesty! 3) We love this!!! And will make sure to always keep it this way. 4) Again, location is just perfect (in our humble opinion & fortunately yours too). 5) THANK YOU!! We believe it is all about the details and we LOVE when our guest notice and appreciate them. This is the area were we focus the most - surprising our guest with the best possible service that we can. Again, thank you for giving us a chance the first time, and for becoming a loyal customer. We value your business a lot, and we appreciate this review (and the last one) from the bottom of our hearts. THANK YOU! Hope to see you around here again real soon.
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Douglas D wrote a review Jan 2024
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So, so nice. We booked Di Suite and it was as good as you could imagine. Used hotel delivery service and was so easy and relaxed - and tasty. The room is the best so far in Costa Rica. Happy! Views great from room, and very friendly fellow residents. Loved it!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Eugenia Víquez, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Douglas, thank you for your review! We’re thrilled to read that you got such a great impression from your stay at Hotel Pumilio. About breakfast... thank you for the shout-out! We’ve focused on giving our guests a great included breakfast, with a wide variety of options. It’s very nice to read that you loved it! It’s great to know that you also liked Gastronomic Adventures so much, this service is loved by our guests because it gives them the flexibility to eat from the best restaurants in the area in the comfort of their suite's terrace or balcony, dining room or at the pool deck. This is our hidden gem <3!! It fills our hearts to know that you appreciated our unique location and loved our facilities, so much too. It was a real pleasure to host you, we hope you come back many times!!
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Gabriela Tejada wrote a review Jan 2024
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People at hotel Pumilio were kind and nice. The hotel was a true fantasy combined and surrounded with nature. The food was amazing. I still remember those pancakes! The tour they provided during our whole stay was fantastic. The best visit we made was Isla Tortuga.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback Gabriela!! We are very pleased to know you had such a great experience at Hotel Pumilio. The Hotel Pumilio Team is absolutely committed to providing a top experience, with great personalized customer service, and absolute attention to detail; we are thrilled to read that we made such a great impression on you. We're also very glad you loved the included breakfast every morning, as well as our food service, gastronomic adventures, which is quite convenient for lunch and dinner! Thank you for letting other guests know about the convenience of benefiting from our experience and booking your tours and activities through us. We're thrilled you had such a great experience! And we agree, Tortuga Island is definitely a must!! Thanks again for recommending us, we hope you come back to Hotel Pumilio sometime soon!!
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JFG123 wrote a review Jun 2023
Florida West Coast95 contributions52 helpful votes
We had planned to stay two nights, but due to street noise, no hot water and a television that did not work, we asked to check out after one night. They said that would be fine and would not charge us for the second night. We asked for a receipt which they said they would email, but never did. When we received our credit card statement, they did charge us for the second night. We made multiple attempts to contact them with no response. We brought all issues to them the first night. 1. We asked to be moved to a quieter location and were told no other rooms were available. 2. They told us they would send someone to fix the TV, but no one ever came. 3. They told us they would fix the no hot water issue. They never did, so we took cold showers. These are the primary reasons we left early. In addition to the above issues, the hot tub on our patio was filthy, although we couldn't use it anyway with no hot water. Also, the bathroom was not very clean. The next morning, the person at the front desk told us the manager agreed, and we would not be charged. Unless we were going to be charged for a second night, why would we stay another night when none of these problems were addressed?
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Manager Pumilio, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded Jun 13, 2023
THIS REVIEW IS A DUPLICATE. During your stay with us, you never complained about anything, not even during check out... You actually told our front desk staff when you were checking out early, because you had to go back to San José since you needed some medicine that was there. We were never informed that you were having issues with your room, therefore could not fix them and we never discussed any type of refund, since leaving seemed to be something that had nothing to do with your experience at Pumilio. Too bad you didn't tell us, as we could've addressed this in a much more convenient way for both of us.
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Mary G wrote a review Jun 2023
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A fabulous place! Beautiful hotel with beautiful grounds and the staff couldn't be better. Breakfast was excellent. Staff was very helpful with recommendations and arranging trips and transportation. We ordered food through the front desk every night. It was like room service but from local restaurants without having to leave our glorious back porch.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded Jun 13, 2023
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel and appreciated every detail that we prepared specially for you, excellent service is part of our signature! We're also delighted to know you appreciate our food service Gastronomic Adventures, so much. This service is loved by our guests because it gives them the flexibility to eat from the best restaurants in the area in the comfort of their suite, terrace or balcony, dining room or at the pool deck. Thank you again for staying with us and for recommending us, we hope to host you again at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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Angela051054 wrote a review May 2023
Hollywood, Florida20 contributions3 helpful votes
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Nice gesture for my birthday, bottle of champagne and a cake. Beautiful surroundings well maintained. Awesome awesome breakfast. Parking safe. Good price for the value. Great place. Ice cold a/c and hot strong shower.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Manager Pumilio, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded May 15, 2023
Dear Angela, it was such a pleasure to be able to celebrate your birthday with you!! Thank you so much for your amazing review and for such kind words! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel so much and appreciated every detail that we prepared specially for you, excellent service is part of our signature! We're also thrilled to know everything worked properly and that breakfast was so awesome!! Thank you for recommending us and celebrating your birthday with us, we hope to have you leaping into happiness at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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Angela M wrote a review May 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida1 contribution
There were many outstanding details in the gardens, deck,pool and outdoor eating areas. Very well maintained and safe with parking. The staff was friendly and very attentive,specially the person who prepared the breakfast to order which was above and beyond. They arranged a bottle of champagne and a birthday cake for our celebration. Convenient to eatery’s and beach.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 15, 2023
Thank you so much for your review!! We are so so happy to know that your enjoyed our boutique hotel so much and that our staff treated you like you truly deserve!! They really go above and beyond to make every guest feel special and we really appreciate that valued and recognized our service, Vicelda (from breakfast) was very happy to read this! We're also very glad you loved the included breakfast every morning as well as our food service: gastronomic adventures!! And we agree, our location is quite strategic, super safe and convenient!! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, we LOVE to be part of your special moments and hope you come back many times in the near future!! :)
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GrandTour44989976513 wrote a review Apr 2023
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Friendly staff; beautiful, clean rooms; fantastic pool; and a truly great breakfast. The place has a laidback vibe—very comfortable and fun. They generously gave out snacks and a lovely glass of wine on arrival. We loved Hotel Pumilio!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Manager Pumilio, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded Apr 6, 2023
Thank you so much for your amazing review and for such kind words! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel so much and appreciated every detail that we prepared specially for you, excellent service is part of our signature! We're very glad you liked your suite, the pool and included full breakfast buffet!! Thank you for recommending our hotel, we hope to host you again at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon :)
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Birgit F wrote a review Mar 2023
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We loved to stay in this nice hotel and highly recommend it ! It is quiet located and far away from the hustle and bustle of Jaco. Pool area and garden are really nice and the service was very good and friendly. The best of all is the outside kitchen!!! we never had this before in a little hotel and we really appreciated that!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Manager Pumilio, General Manager at Hotel Pumilio
Responded Mar 18, 2023
Thank you for recommending our hotel Birgitf! We are glad to know you enjoyed our boutique hotel and appreciated not only our unique location, but also our facilities, so much :) everything in Pumilio is thought out and we love when our guests notice it!!! We're also delighted to know our staff was so good and friendly, excellent service is part of our signature! This is our hidden gem, we’re happy to know you loved it too! Thanks again for you wonderful review, we hope to host you again at Hotel Pumilio sometime soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el paso de las lapas hotel jaco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
El Paso De Las Lapas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictJaco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Pumilio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Pumilio?
Nearby attractions include Tico Pod Art House & Gifts (2.6 miles), Jimmy T's Provisions (3.0 miles), and Carara National Park (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Pumilio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Pumilio?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Pumilio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Pumilio?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Novillo Alegre Jaco, The Beer House, and El Manglar Restaurante & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Pumilio have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Pumilio offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Pumilio?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Pumilio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Pumilio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.