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Hotel Pumilio

#3 of 45 Hotels in Jaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to be close to Jaco but somewhere more secluded, Pumilio is a perfect spot. They had the best room I stayed for my entire two-week trip. It was very comfortable, beautifully designed, and all you need including robes. It felt like luxury but for a great price. I was greeted with a glass of wine and a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights as part of our trip to Costa Rica. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are stunning. Each room faces the pool and is equipped with its own outdoor area including a kitchen diner area. The staff cannot do enough for you. They will make sure you have the best experience... More 

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to have you and your boyfriend leaping into happiness at Pumilio! Like to hear you enjoyed our rooms and facilities, spacious just by the pool and with the kitchen outside be able to enjoy the surrounded area most of the time and avoid the food smells into the room. Thank you for your kindly comments!... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a fabulous boutique hotel...5 stars for design of rooms, cleanliness, helpful staff, breakfasts. The location is up in the hills behind Jaco and is very quiet and serene. We met Laura and her husband(the owners) who were lovely and friendly. We stayed in room 15 and it was very quiet and private. We caught fish and we were able... More 

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Nice to hear from you and very thankful with the fresh tuna you share with us, it was amazing, we cooked the next day at home too, we really appreciate! Thanks for your rating and kindly comments, since we started we really care about special small details that makes the difference, we really care about our guests vacation time... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good stay at Pumilio along with my bestie. This was our first time to Costa Rica and it did not disappoint. We went with this hotel based on the reviews here on TA. The hotel is about two hours from SJO. They offer shuttle service at $125pp one way. We instead booked with Caribe Shuttle, and paid $80... More 

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LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to have you with us, very nice friends! We appreciated your kindly comments and rating that is important for. While your visit we we finishing our final renovations with a delay on time since we decided to change all the Air Conditioners for a new technology that is more efficient and eco-friendly. We already finished... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Pumilio at the beginning of June and enjoyed it very much. We highly recommend this quaint and quiet get away! The bed was comfortable, the A/C was nice and the food was amazing. I have also never stayed at hotel so accommodating! The staff - everyone was wonderful. We'd been working with Krishne via email for... More 

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Thank Lauren H
LapaVIP, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! Hope you had a nice trip back home, we miss you. From Hotel Pumilio we wish you many years of happiness and love in this new stage and thanks for choosing us to spent your honeymoon! We love to be part of our guest plans, it was very smart to work ahead your schedule and tours in advance, that... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a 4 night stay at Hotel Pumillo. This is a quiet/quaint boutique hotel that is full of character! The location is perfect- it's far enough from the monotony of Jaco but close enough for accessibility to anything! The hotel staff is incredible- specifically Krishna! He arranged an amazing set up with my husbands favorite cigars, liquor,... More 

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Thank Dr_kaw
Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for your rating and nice comments! Specially for letting us know before you arrive you were coming to celebrate a very important promotion of our husband, Krishne and all the staff were very exited trying to find the best cigars and liquor to help you prepare the surprise for your husband, we love to be part of the... More 

Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for a total of 5 days(2 separate rooms). At first site the hotel was amazing, great location, super friendly staff and beautiful grounds. The price of rooms is priced well. Despite the beds that were hard as concrete and the AC not working in room 14 and never being repaired even after several complaints to... More 

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1 Thank Hattie W
Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to meet you and see you enjoy during 5 days at Pumilio! My husband and me were very impressed when Saturday night your party of 5 were at reception making your late check out arguing that you didn’t want to pay for the 3 additional people in your party. This was the first time and... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I gave 5 star to this hotel because it was amazing price-wise & very clean very quit and very nice staffs , it's a private property which is turned out to Motel . Room is a big enough for have a extra couples as guests . Balcony is a big to hangout with small kitchen in corner . Differently I'll... More 

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Thank Shahin J
Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! It was a pleasure to have you with us! Hope you had a nice trip back home! Thanks for your rating and kindly comments we really appreciate them, it has been the best way to keep improving our service and boutique hotel. This hidden boutique hotel nestled in the forest is perfect to relax like been spoil at home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one week (5/22 - 5/29) for our Honeymoon. Beautiful room, great service. Juan and Kris helped us plan a perfect stay in Costa Rica, they were very helpful. Breakfast was great! It was quiet and relaxing. Loved the patio area of our room which was next to pool. Highly recommend this place.

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi Honeymooners! We love to celebrate with our guests special moments, congrats again for this new stage starting together!! It was a pleasure to have you leaping into happiness at Pumilio! Loving, enjoying and have a very good time exploring Costa Rica! Service has been our most important priority since we started with the hotel, and we love to be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled onto this quaint boutique hotel in the middle of the jungle after reading a review on HotelsDotCom. We liked it so much that we stayed an extra night. It's close enough (5 min) JACO main drag, yet far enough away from noise to be very relaxing. Big rooms with air conditioning overlooking beautiful pool and jungle. The included... More 

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Laura P, Owner at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi Steve & Jenn it was a pleasure to meet you at Pumilio! The best part of having a hotel is the opportunity to meet different people from all over the world and share a little bit with them and help to have an amazing vacation in Costa Rica. I really appreciate you kindly comments and rating that is very... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Strategically located in the heart of Costa Rican Central Pacific, surrounded by an spectacular view between pristine tropical jungle mountains, a wide variety of birds and other local fauna specimens, you will find Hotel Pumilio, a tranquil and peaceful heaven, yet only 3 minutes away from famous Jacó and Herradura beaches, the most developed tourist hotspot in the country. Ideal for family, couples or friends vacation stays, you will enjoy the wide variety of ecological, adventure, adrenaline & sports tours that the area offers for every age and preference. Closely surrounded by the most famous national parks and reserves, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets and stores, the best marina in Central America, beautiful beaches, islands and a spectacular colorful ocean among a variety of activities that makes us unique. You will enjoy the 10 comfortably decorated large luxury suites, impeccably cleaned and fully equipped outdoor kitchen for your convenience. We include a complete breakfast without schedule, free Wi-Fi, AC, a balcony or a terrace to admire and enjoy the view with your loved ones. Our palm leave's thatched roof Spa surrounded by exuberant vegetation, will take you to a relaxation state so you will enjoy to the maximum the experience of being in harmony with nature. Leap into happiness in Hotel Pumilio, the best personalized service. We know how to find the happy in you and every one of our esteemed guests, so everyone can return home with unforgettable memories of the visit to our beloved Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pumilio

Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $119 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pumilio 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
Hotel Pumilio Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#2 Luxury Hotel in Jaco
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