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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Just back from 4 nights here. Paid extra for the AC. Manager was very present and helpful. Grounds were beautiful! Nice and clean. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner, bar soap and beach towel. No restaurant but small kitchenette with refrigerator, plates, bowls, cups etc. Beach just outside the gate. 👍👍

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed February 4, 2016

I keep going to Jaco on holidays. I always choose Catalina. It is a hotel that makes everyone to feel at home, with friendly faces, beautiful sunsets, great side of the beach. I like to have my own breakfast outdoor but in the hotel. This hotel gives you this possibility. Also to cook whenever you want to prepare your own... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you L A, for your wonderful feedback and always making Catalina your home away from home! We are always so happy when we see guests coming back and enjoying their stay. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful. The mother & daughter are amazing, so helpful, knowledgeable, help you out...small kitchenette, pool Very clean, not crowded, Right across like 5ft from beach/ocean.. highly recommended to stay here

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you aarhangela22 for the positive feedback and staying at the Catalina! Makes us happy when our guests are enjoying their stay in Costa Rica! Thank you and hope to see you again soon! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We wanted a few days at the end of our Costa Rica vacation to relax. We did tours in other places like Manual Antonio, Monte Verde and wanted to clear our heads and also get to know the town. Jaco and Naomi's place was ideal for this. We are in our early sixties and found it quiet and restful. At... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments! It's a pleasure to have such amazing guests and it makes us happy when they are enjoying their experiences both at the Catalina and in Costa Rica! Thank you and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 17, 2016

My husband and I always fit in a stay with Naomi and Sandra while on vacation in CR. They are excellent hosts and are always most attentive to your needs. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, the pool area is a delight, and being right on the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica doesn't hurt! Everything you need is close... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Dorothy for the wonderful review and always staying at the Catalina! It is always a delight when you and your husband stay with us at the Catalina! We're glad you enjoy your stay each time! Thank you and hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely wkend break from San Jose. Perfect position right on the beach, great when you have finished surfing, as you can grab a shower and jump straight in their lovely refreshing pool. Run by a lovely mother and daughter team, very friendly and attentive. Rooms are simple but clean and quite spacious, with a little kitchenette to cook... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Neil R for the great feedback! We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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2 reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2016

The location is one of the best in town, the hotel is well kept and above all the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel is run by the owners, a mother and daughter, Sandra and Namoi. Naomi was an outstanding host, with a wealth of knowledge about about the area and more than willing to help out however... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Kiwi_mike_ol for staying with us at the Catalina! It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us at the Catalina! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future! More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here for the 2nd year in a row and had a wonderful time. We came back because of the great hotel and Naomi and her Mom are beyond helpful. While staying there we met some folks that had been coming for the past 10 years and can see why people keep coming back year after... More 

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you bradzavertnik for taking the time to write us another great review! It's always wonderful to see you again, thank you for choosing the Catalina! We're happy that you continue to enjoy staying with us! Thank you and hope to see you again soon! More 

Panama
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Naomi was an OUTSTANDING hostess. She was extremely attentive and helped us with restaurant recommendations, calling taxis, organizing a driver back to the airport, and even hanging some of our laundry to dry! You step out of the hotel onto the beach where you can rent chairs and an umbrella for the day and also surfboards. Cheap cab fare (apprx.... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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Reviewed November 22, 2015

This charming beachfront hotel in Jaco is our favorite place to stay. Located on the south end of Jaco beach, this hotel is away from the crowds but only a few minutes from the center of town. The rooms are spotless and spacious. The rates are good. The hotel is run by the owners and they were very friendly and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean, simple and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $109 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are just great”
 of 5 bubbles 632la, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“If you are like us and find it difficult to sleep in the heat, be sure to ask for a room with air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles 101dorothym, Jan 17, 2016 | Read review
“only some rooms have a/c, so be sure to specify that if it's something you want.”
 of 5 bubbles LMS4, Dec 30, 2015 | Read review
“Upper rooms have air conditioning and cost a little more and lower rooms have fans only. ”
 of 5 bubbles Axeman5, Jul 16, 2015 | Read review
“We loved being on the beach side. We were a little nervous about opting for a room with no AC, but the ceiling fan totally did the trick!”
 of 5 bubbles 128kathleend, Jun 4, 2015 | Read review
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