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Hotel Mar de Luz

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Mar de Luz for a friend and family vacation. The location was perfect as was the owner and staff. A couple on our trip arranged a marriage in CostaRica beforehand. Victor, the owner, made all the necessary arrangements and allowed us to use his beautiful property in Playa Behuco for the wedding. Victor has always... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this location several times within the past 6 yrs. The condominiums are great but the villas offer a true Costa Rican experience. Victor and his staff go over and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. On our early adventure days, the staff arrived earlier than normal just so we could eat breakfast. Days before arriving, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit Jaco Beach, Costa Rica every winter ( summer USA ) to surf, relax and explore the country. I love this hotel and it's location...I feel extremely safe and i receive plenty of help from the staff. Even the hotel owner takes time out of his busy schedule to offer suggestions and recommendations on things to do. My favorite... More 

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Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is only a block off the main drag but is quiet, clean and possess old world charm. Victor, the owner, has spared nothing at making his hotel the nicest place we stayed during our recent trip to Costa Rica ! We loved it so much that we decided to get married there ! We had been told at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I took a party of 18 to Costa Rica and 13 of us stayed at the Mar de Luz. While the other five in our party secured accommodations in other hotels, my understanding of their satisfaction with their locations was mixed. The 13 of us that stayed at Mar de Luz could not be happier! As North Americans, the 13... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This is our second year in this hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious. This is a family friendly hotel. It's very quiet at night. This is our go to hotel whenever we come back to jaco. Best hotel for the money.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We arrived to a foreign country only to find that the airbnb we reserved had a lock on the door. We could not get a hold of anyone and we were traveling with our 5 kids and our 2 year old grand baby. The Hotel Mar de Luz provided us with rooms in the middle of the night at a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

we stayed during a fishing trip to costa rica and the hotel staff greeted us between surfing on their mobile phones. the rooms were really basic. we were greeted in our room by the scratching of raccoons in the attic above the room. we were told they would go to sleep soon !!... at dusk flying ants appeared from a... More 

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Dear Guest, I must apologize for the inconveniences which you experienced whilst staying at Mar de Luz. Thank you for having pointed out the various deficiencies because only when I have guest feedback can I improve upon the hotel's facilities. Most of the deficiencies you mentioned can be repaired, others unfortunately not. The animals and bugs are part of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Kind of a retro funky little place. VERY family friendly -- 2 small pools, small playground. Probably best for families with youngish kids. The rooms were spotless. Spotless. Kitchenette with full size fridge, micro and 2 burner hotplates. Free parking. Porches with tables. Free breakfast was good -- several choices. It's a couple of blocks from the beach. I liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Only spent a night there but got the impression that things are nice here. The pool (closes at 10) is blue and clear, the shower hot. And of course the ocean was gorgeous, but that's not the hotels doing. Things were clean and nice, all the appliances worked. This would be ideal for kids too, the owner appears to value... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hotel Mar de Luz you will find an oasis of peace where you can relax after a day of discovering the many attractions of the area. Only a few steps from the hotel a long, sandy beach allows for many activities and where ocean waves have invited surfers from all over the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Mar de Luz

Address: Mar de Luz street, Av. Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $75 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mar de Luz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Mar De Luz Jaco
Mar De Luz Hotel
Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#7 Family Hotel in Jaco
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