Stayed here for 3 nights...the location is away from the busy and loud Jaco strip which is good but also means you need a car or taxis. Quiet hotel. Lush atmosphere with private-style condo/bungalows....remincsent of Caribbean island-style condos on the beach. Get a ground level one and you can open your walk out patio to the beach and walk right out to the beach that way. We got upgraded to a one bedroom condo which is huge, huge bed/bedroom, huge closet, roomy living room with flat screen, decent kitchen with bar and a dining room....also has washer/dryer! was not expecting such a roomy place. HHappy with the decor, lots of mahogany wood. The pool here was decent...the beach is rocky and has black sand...or dirt sand as we called it. it rained every day for us so we didnt get to use either. But all in all the beach is not that great...need to drive to Manuel Antonio for better beaches at the state park. Jaco is hit or miss..during the day if you want authentic and cheap eats, there are plenty of the soda bars/shacks down the side alleys. the best one we found was over the bridge on the ocean side. a plate of local food costs $3. Beers are cheap especially at happy hour. The main restaurants are rip offs so try to eat like a local. As for nightlife, 2 of the 3 nights Jaco was dead, no one out at all. the third night was wild...went to nearby Hermosa beach Wed night and it was packed, ladies drink free. Taxi was $5. Then taxid to Jaco after to Monkey bar and then went to Vibe until 4am. Taxi to Jaco strip from Club del Mar is $4.
Manuel Antonio park was cool, saw lots of monkeys...nice beaches. The entire place is in a mountain. I have lots of info on Arenal, Jaco, Manuel Antonio etc so feel free to contact me about Club del Mar, Jaco nightlife, food...etc.
Make sure to stop at the big bridge on the way from Jaco back to San Jose....saw tons of crocodiles. Also in Jaco there is a small frog/butterfly/snake garden up a mountain...wooden signs on the main road point you there, lots of great wildlife there....let me know if you have any questions. Overall Club del Mar was fine and great if you have 3 or more people. Just go to the local stores and buy beer/drinks for your condo. be sure to get the free continental breakfast also.
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- Also Known As:
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- Resort Del Mar
- Hotel Club Del Mar Costa Rica/Jaco