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Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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#3 of 6 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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The Backyard Hotel is located on the beautiful, luscious green, central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Playa Hermosa, just 4 kms south of Jaco Beach. This tropical paradise boasts one of the country's most well-known surfing and sunbathing beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Hermosa Beach, Jaco, Puntarenas 4 km south of Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Garabito Municipality 4023 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport40 miSee all flights
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360Marie wrote a review Nov 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia75 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed for just 1 night on route further south and we were sorry it was not a few more nights. Right on the beach, clean with great staff who are there to help. Pool small but, lovely and well kept. Access to the beach right on property and ideal for surfers. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Chris J wrote a review Nov 2020
Jupiter, Florida2 contributions
I stayed at Backyard Hotel in Hermosa Beach for five days. The property is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the staff is very courteous and helpful. The service is top notch. Safety is not a concern here as they have security staffed over night. The surf is right out front and Hermosa is very consistent so you are likely to score without having to drive to any other breaks. I stayed on the top floor, ocean front and the balcony view is absolutely amazing. Due to covid the restaurant was closed so I cannot rate that.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: The two ocean view suites are spectacular. Ocean view rooms are smaller and face east.
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Josh P wrote a review Mar 2020
Beverly, Massachusetts120 contributions45 helpful votes
This place is pure paradise. The pool was lovely; the beach access is immediate and stunning; the sunsets are perfect. My wife and 5-year-old daughter loved the amenities and the proximity to numerous eateries and the cityof Jaco.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from backyard66, Gerente at Backyard Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for your great comment! We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Feel free to contact us for your next vacations.
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Marissa S wrote a review Mar 2020
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The Backyard Hotel is the BEST and AMAZING! My boyfriend and I first traveled together to CR back in August of 2019. We were only staying in Playa Hermosa for two nights and the first night did NOT work out. We ended up switching hotels for the second night and remembered stumbling upon this adorable and well maintained boutique hotel on the first day so we went back there to just check on a price for one night. The ladies at the front desk are ALWAYS so accommodating and very friendly. We ended up staying there for one night and absolutely loved it. We came back this February 2020 for my birthday and ending up staying for 4 nights with friends and had a wonderful time. The hotel is very clean, nicely kept, friendly staff, beautiful views of ocean and pool area, 24/7 security, the list could go on! The location is also very convenient as being located directly on the beach and walkable to not only the Backyard Bar next door, but also many restaurants and bars along the sand. A short 5 minute drive to Jaco for a bigger city vibe too! Last thing to note is that the ladies on Staff (I’m sure team effort) but Ani & Patricia helped us coordinate a last day trip to Tortuga Island (almost couldn’t get on the boat!) and welcomed me with a sweet decorated room with balloons and card as a surprise when we returned! They are the best and we will always stay here when we travel to CR!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are very nice and offer beautiful views. It just depends on how large your group is.
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Response from backyard66, Gerente at Backyard Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your comment. We always try to give the best service to our guest. Please feel free to contact us next time for your vacation. Guest like you always are very welcome to our Backyard Hotel. We are at your service . Thank you. See you next time.
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2Travel310 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California16 contributions4 helpful votes
Backyard Hotel is right on Playa Hermosa beach. It has a small pool, great bar, and a nice restaurant with patio. The rooms were clean with minimal amenities. It had AC and a small fridge which was nice. The hotel was walking distance to other hotels and bars along this strip. The staff was very friendly, and there was onsite security at night. Surfing at this beach is fantastic. Know your limits, it can get big.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Nick Kauper, Director General at Backyard Hotel
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for your comment. We are happy to know that you enjoy your stayed with us. Please feel free to contact us again for your next vacation. Regards Patricia Bermudez Reservations
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$81 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityJaco DistrictPlaya Hermosa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backyard Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Backyard Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Backyard Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Backyard Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backyard Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bowie's Point Bar & Restaurant, Vida Hermosa Bar & Restaurante, and Backyard Bar Playa Hermosa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Backyard Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Backyard Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Backyard Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Backyard Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Playa Hermosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backyard Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Backyard Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Backyard Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.