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Reviewed December 2, 2015

Cocomar has taken a big leap regarding energy efficiency and solar energy production. 100% of their electric bill is produced by their own solar panel system. Taking advantage of a high solar location, it is the way to go. WELL DONE!
100% green! WOWWW!

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank rkoppero
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Jean_cocomar, Front Office Manager at Cocomar Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Dear Roberto,

Thanks for your candid feedback,

We are glad that you had a good stay with us.

Best Regards

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Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Coco Mar resort is a small beach front hotel on Playa Palo Seco, a few miles from the Manual Antonio National Park. We (two adults and two children) thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and wholeheartedly recommend this place. Chad received up ahead of the official check-in time, invited us to make ourselves at home and enjoy the pool while the room was ready. Our room was an oceanview suite (suite #2) with two private terraces facing the ocean, a kitchen, living area and a bedroom with a king size bed and an additional twin bed. The room was immaculately clean! The stretch of beach in front of the hotel is gorgeous and we had it pretty much to ourselves. Beautiful! The breakfast was fresh and included freshly made coffee and juices, eggs, fruits, pancakes and more. I cannot say enough about how quiet and beautiful it is here! Note: the internet was being upgraded while we were there, so it wasn't available, but it was a temporary situation and we really didn't need internet in this little paradise!

Room tip: Ocean view rooms and suites, first or second floors.
Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank texxter
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Jean_cocomar, Front Office Manager at Cocomar Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Dear guest,

Thanks to recommending us on tripadvisor,

We are happy that you enjoyed this paradise.

Best Regards.

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Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great placer nice clean rooms, a beautiful pool to hang out with friends and do barbecue

The service and the people are really friendly and try hard to make sure you are having a great time

Delicious breakfast.

And also a really good prices

Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank Marco Z
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Jean_cocomar, Front Office Manager at Cocomar Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Dear Marco,

Thanks for your candid review,

I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience.

I hope you can visit us again.

Best Regards

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Reviewed November 20, 2015

When we arrived at Cocomar, we were greeted by Chad, the owner/live-in-manager. He showed us our room, gave us the run down how the hotel operated and made sure to let us know he was there in case we needed anything. He wasn't kidding. He went over and above what I would consider typical hotel duties to ensure that my girlfriend and I were completely satisfied with our visit. For example, we let him know we wouldn't be able to make it for breakfast our first couple days due to some early morning tours, and what did he do? He brought us pre-made breakfast the night prior and even had made us some sandwiches made for the next day! This, to me, is something that was completely unheard of. Alright, enough about Chad. To us, the only downside to this hotel was the lack of internet, which, honestly, wasn't even a problem at all. It was an issue that halfway through our stay was already being worked. Besides, who needs internet when you're in such a beautiful paradise. The beach across the street, which our room had the most amazing view of, was practically empty. Either way you looked, there was beach as far as you could see and very rarely any other people there. Absolute perfection. When we first walked into our room, for the first time on our vacation, both mine and my girlfriend's jaws absolutely dropped. The room was spectacular. Huge bed, beautiful view, large and spotless bathroom. Everything was amazing. After being there for about 4 hours, we both decided that this hotel was everything we were looking for and decided to extend our stay by another night. And we're very glad we did. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to any and all travelers, and if I ever get a chance to go back to Costa Rica, I will most certainly stay here again.

Room tip: Go for the second floor, ocean view, king sized bed room.
Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Dale R
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Jean_cocomar, Front Office Manager at Cocomar Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed November 18, 2015

Cocomar is a wonderful retreat along a quiet beach, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby beach towns. We were greeted very warmly by the owner and staff, and our room was nice and clean with a balcony overlooking the gardens and the sizable pool - even a peek-a-boo view of the ocean. One of the two buildings is currently under renovation, so there were just a few other families staying at the hotel, creating an intimate, family feel - all the other guests were very friendly. They also served a nice breakfast each morning on the covered patio facing the beach - the typical gallo pinto, fried plantains, pancakes and/or bread/jelly, fresh fruit, juice, coffee. They also have a nice dinner available upon request (extra charge - place your order before 3-4pm so they can have ingredients on hand).

The hotel is literally across the dirt road from the palm-lined beach (hence the name Cocomar), and you virtually have the beach to yourself - the sand was dark, but still nice and peaceful. Also, walking down the street, we saw groups of capuchin monkeys up in the trees - very fun to watch!

The main thing to be aware of is that this hotel is about a 15-minute drive from the nearest town (Parrita) with few amenities in walking distance - this may not be a great place to stay if you don't have a rental car (especially an SUV since about 10-minutes of the drive is on rutted dirt roads). Make sure to ask the owner about recommended things to do in the area - we wish we had, and I think there are a lot of interesting things to do.

Our family loved this place as it was very peaceful, and we'd definitely go back!

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Snns_vanc
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Jean_cocomar, Front Office Manager at Cocomar Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Thank you for taking time to review our property.
I am glad to hear that we will be your top choice when you visit Palo Seco Island.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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