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“Beautiful wedding spot!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Delfin Beachfront Resort

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Delfin Beachfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Playa Bejuco
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful wedding spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

I just had my wedding at the Delfin and it could not have gone better. The night before, the chef made a wonderful menu for everyone who ate at the restaurant. The day of (when everything is crazy getting ready), Eddie was very accommodating. They let us move things around when necessary, and did many small favors that were extremely helpful. Anything from getting some extra nails for us while Eddie was out on an errand, to the bar letting us use a cup for communion at the ceremony. The pool and little ranchito out back made for a great environment, and you can't beat the fact that it's right on the beach. Thank you so much!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Salunga, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were in Cost Rica for the first time for our friend's wedding. (He is currently living in Costa Rica.) His wedding took place at this hotel and we decided to stay here the night before and the night of his wedding. My husband and I were not sure what to expect due to some reviews on this site. After being there 30 minutes we determined this was a hidden treassure. When they say beachfront - they mean beach front. Every morning we woke up to the sight of waves crashing onto the beach directly in front of us. The staff was friendly and the drinks were AMAZING. We relaxed, spent time on the beach & at the pool, and lingered at the bar and eating areas. The sunset was beautiful!

I am not sure why some people wrote questionable reviews. My guess is they forgot the relatively inexpensive price they were paying for this SMALL (less than 25 rooms) quiet private hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have a beach view. If you don't want to climb steps - ask for a first floor room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kevang03
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Ripon, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

The first day we ventured out to explore our vacation spot for the week, we stumbled upon this beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant during our stay in December. We were delighted to see how clean it was and quickly approached the bar to order a cold beverage. We noticed they rented boogie boards, so we paid $20 for the "USED" board and headed to the beach for about an hour. Unfortunately, it cracked. When we returned, we placed it back into the closet and told the female bartender what occurred. We ordered grilled fish tacos,our first meal in the area and were looking forward to them. Fish-stick tacos were served. The waiter, Josh, was great. He apologized but told us they were having trouble with the grill. Disappointed, we ate our fish tacos with a smile, enjoying the scenery. We noticed a very iritated, southern-accented man 6 feet across the bar from us. The waitress approached him and he barked, "Well I guess they bought it then!" He never greeted us with a smile, had his arms crossed over his chest and his legs up on another bar stool and was engrossed in the football game on the bar tv. The female bar tender then gave us a bill for $100 to replace the board. (While in Jaco we noticed several similar boards for $40~ we had planned to purchase one and bring it back to reclaim the $100 but decided~ we would not let the man steal our joy during our break from our stressful jobs) We learned this Southerner was the owner of the place. How does one run a business like this? What more is he selling? These were questions that came to mind as the only two people he addressed cordially were two "pot head" locals who sat beside him at the bar to eat, whom he knew quite well. "What a shame" i told the owner as we were charged such an astronomical cost for the used board,. No doubt, we broke it, we should pay for it....but his attitude sucked and I was embarrassed there are "ugly Americans" in Costa Rica suppressing the locals. DO NOT SPEND ONE PENNY HERE.... All his staff seemed oppressed by this :"ugly"

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Beth O
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Augusta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

My Daughter and I were headed to Manuel Antonio Park and were starving. We turned toward the Delfin Beachfront Resort after seeing the sign on the highway. We walked in an in minutes were sitting at the bar chatting with Eddie the owner and enjoying the best dinner of our trip. i had the mahi mahi. Unfortunately, the Resort was full and we could not stay. Eddie and his staff tried to find us a room somewhere close. They were very helpful and friendly. This resort is closer to the beach than any resort i have ever seen. The open air feeling is perfect.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Chico, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

The ocean, palm trees, sand, flowers all make this hidden gem a phenomenal hideaway. Each room has their own private deck with a awesome ocean view. Extremly peaceful, relaxing, low key vibe. The rooms have a/c, hotwater and are pretty basic, but very comfortable at a reasonable price for a ocean front room. I think it was $90 if you paid cash. Most of the time the food in Costa Rica is pretty bad, but not here, Tony is a great cook and awesome guy. We spent a lot of time at the bar downstairs enjoying the open air breeze and viewing the ocean. Eddie the owner was at the bar too and he really made us feel at home with his "southern hospitality" One of the friends I was with brought along his guitar and we had an little concert at the bar one evening. Was a great place and would highly recommend it... Bar tab can be a bit pricey though

Room Tip: Get a Room upstairs
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jwil24
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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

i just got back from a trip to Costa Rica, i stayed in every town from Jaco to Panama on the Pacifico. the nicest place that I stayed was the Delfin. The hotel itself was well maintained and the spiral staircase leading to the second floor was breath taking. I could see this place being used for weddings and special occasions. It is one of the more private resorts I stayed at so it was perfect for a couple that really wants to get away. It is very close to Jaco if you want to go into town for the night life. The staff was great about helping arrange transportation to canopy tours and other attractions. The waves are perfect for surfing and I had them all to myself. Just past the break the water was clear enough to see some of the pacifics' larger fish like Manta rays and large Jacks. i went down about another hour down and they had whale and Dolphin watching trips available. In short the Delfin is a hidden treasure.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joseph S
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USA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Out of 4 weeks I've spent in CR three of them were at the Delfin. The Delfin is a great place to see the west coast of CR from or just hang out at the Delfin and relax. The bar tender makes cocktails the oldfashioned way and CR beers are great. I have experienced two chefs at their kitchen and they were both excellent. What are you waiting for, get to CR and stay at the Delfin.

Room Tip: All rooms are beach side, open the window and let the waves that are only 30 yards away put you to s...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank toddgriffin00
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Property: Delfin Beachfront Resort
Address: Esterillos Este, Playa Bejuco 60901, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Bejuco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Playa Bejuco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Delfin Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll be staying right at the beach! We are one of the few real beachfront luxury accommodations in Costa Rica with less than 40 meters from the Pacific Ocean. The Delfin Beachfront Resort is located on the tranquil and secluded beach of Playa Bejuco on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica at just a 2-hour drive from the airport in San José. Once you get to Jacó, drive approximately 30 kilometres south, after passing Esterillos, Monterey and Del Pacifico, you will see signs on your right for the entrance to Playa Bejuco. Drive down to the beach and take a left. Amenities Weddings is just one of the many specialties here The Delfin Beachfront Resort has been host to many weddings of the rich and famous. The lobby speaks for itself with 40-foot ceilings crafted in over 2-miles of teakwood and almond. The grand staircase is also a landmark with famous U.S. Senators. If you prefer "barefoot on the beach" weddings or a ceremony in front of 50 capuchin-monkeys, just ask for it. Delfin Beachfront Resort has contracted with a well renowned event planner in Costa Rica to deliver the wedding of your dreams. But there is much more adventure here: Sport fishing, hiking on a nature trail and on the beach, surfing, jungle and beach tours to rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and wildlife, canopy tours, snorkelling, horseback-riding, ATVs, hang gliding, crocodile river cruise, cruise to Tortuga Island, aerial tram, twin engine aerial tour, Spanish school, and last but no least, treat yourself to a relaxing in house massage at the private facilities. Rooms: Deluxe guestrooms right at the beach This Costa Rican landmark features luxury accommodations with beachfront rooms less at than 40 meters from the Pacific Ocean. All guestrooms include air conditioning, ocean view balconies, TV, private bathroom with hot water, and Internet access. Beautiful Restaurant & Bar: At the bar and restaurant you can enjoy magnificent views of the pool and lush tropical surroundings on one side, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean on the other. The bar features Direct-TV. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Delfin Beachfront Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Delfin Beach Front Hotel
Delfin Beach Front Parrita
Delfin Beachfront Resort Costa Rica/Playa Bejuco

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