I have stayed at this hotel a few times over the years and am glad to see that the new owners are doing renovations and taking care of this excellent property located right across the road from Black Beach, on the Caribbean.
What the Jaguar has that most hotels in Cahuita don't is large, airy rooms that catch the ocean breezes because of the slatted wooden shutters on both sides of the room as well as the high ceilings that allow for air flow. There are no mosquitoes or muggy times here. All rooms have two queen size beds and plenty of space to move around in.
The main reception/restaurant/pool area is a pleasing, attractive, open and airy location under a large roof. It's spacious and comfortable. We drove into Cahuita without a reservation at 9:00 pm and were able to get a room, were well-treated and could have even ordered something to eat until 10:00 pm. Wireless internet access is available for persons with laptops. One woman sat at a table in the restaurant and spoke with her family in England using Skype.
From the back door of the room, we can walk into the back garden and to the pool. The front patio in front of each room is equipped with utilitarian white plastic table and 4 chairs (they used to have comfortable wooden lounge chairs that one could lay in which I preferred).
The renovations mean that the rooms now have good locks, the bathrooms are equipped with hot water, the 'suites' have curtains on the windows and percolators. They are somewhat basic in that the large areas are free of convenient benches to put suitcases, etc.
I was happier with the front staff (evening) than I was with the previous managers who had no idea how to welcome guests. In fact two years ago we didn't stay because the pool was dirty and the general air of neglect turned off my co-travelers.
I find the price of the most economical rooms to be very competitive and reasonable although these rooms are located farthest from the pool and restaurant.
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- Also Known As:
- Jaguar Hotel Cahuita
- Hotel Jaguar Costa Rica/Cahuita