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Hotel Cocal & Casino
Ranked #25 of 41 Hotels in Jaco
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I have been to Costa Rica many times and this hotel offers the most fun if you are a single guy. They have a nice albeit small casino with a nice little sports bar. They have American sporting events on the flat screen TVs. The outdoor pool and bar usually gets going about 10 PM and is frequented by many ladies. Short, tall, brunette, blonde, you name it, they are all there! DO NOT GO THE THE BEETLE BAR! This is the place to go in Jaco!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank kimbo1957
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Many of the previous reviews are really unfair. Yes there are beautiful young prostitutes at the two bars and yes some business takes place. But the rooms are all recently remodeled, clean and beautiful. The location is right on a gorgeous beach with some great surfing to do or to watch. The location is right in the middle of town with the ability to choose from literally a hundred restaurants within walking distance. The staff is all excellent including an exceptional desk clerk Uriel and the poker room boss Frank. There is music late but some of us like it. This is really a bargain compared to the other beach hotels that I have stayed at.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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10  Thank budd113
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I just got back from a 4 night vacation in Jaco..... 1st of all this hotel sits directly on the beach. Its very clean and the ocean side rooms where just remodeled. I was in room #9, It has a king size bed, flat screen tv, and housekeeping came everyday. Just leave a little tip and your room will get extra treatment......... the property is 1 block away from the club loft and 2 blocks away from the grocery store.......there is a fantatic restaurant 4 blocks away called Rustika. Its where alot of the locals eat, its buffet style and the food is very good, fresh, and cheap...... lunch and dinner buffet is $7.00 the restaurant is closed on sunday....... just a couple of side notes..... the ladies from the Beetle Bar have moved to this location just within the past two months.. The Beetle Bar increased there charges for cover, drinks, and entertainment, so everything moved to this location........also there is construction going on that starts at 7am everyday...... so no sleeping in if you get the ocean or pool side rooms..... the party starts around 6:30pm and ends a little after 12:30pm...... I hope this helps..... have a great time.

Room Tip: if you stay in the poolside rooms you will get no sleep until after 2AM
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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10  Thank Bailey39Baltimore
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

My first stay here. Yes, a lot of hooker action, and loud music at night. So, be prepared, if this is not your thing. Construction was going on, not very peaceful. Should be done by now. Had a beachfront room (recommened), though very small, and behind the bar/loud music. Food at the restaurant was quite good. Also, had an on site outdoor masseuse.

Room Tip: They have JR. Suite (beachfront), that I originally booked. Was told there was construction going on...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank 2dragon2
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

I went with my husband. the rooms are modern and clean. But the heavy atmosphere. At afternoon begins to fill with hookers looking for customers. At night had 30 hookers stalking guys in pool area, it was terrible . Is a great place if guys is looking hookers...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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25  Thank Kate C
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

The rooms are nice.
But. The hotel has turned into the local gathering spot for hookers and the guys that seek them. There is a central courtyard with a pool. At night the music comes out and so do the hookers. The place is filled with the ladies of the night and there followers (old guys with money) A local friend laughed when we told him where we were staying. He said, " I wouldn't take my socks off and walk across that floor if I were you!"
It comes with breakfast and is ocean front.
Great for guys who like hookers...everyone else, not so much

Room Tip: Don't stay near the pool if you want any sleep.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank AlohaAmy
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

My wife and I had a great time. Nice pool. Nice staff. Food was amazing. Very calm.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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4  Thank ronviella
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Additional Information about Hotel Cocal & Casino

Address: Calle El Cocal, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range: $59 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Cocal and Casino, we know the importance of understanding the needs of our guests and we make every effort to insure your stay with us is a memorable one. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Cocal Jaco
Hotel Cocal And Casino
Hotel El Cocal
El Cocal Hotel
Hotel Cocal & Casino Costa Rica/Jaco

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