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Reviewed May 27, 2008

All I can say is I had a blast. This is exactly the vacation I was looking for. The food was excellent and the entertainment was non-stop. We stayed for 7 days. I will be going back again. If your looking for a place to have FUN ( not laying around reading ) this is it. I will go back soon.

Donna z

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank donnazToronto
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Reviewed May 20, 2008

I have stayed at the Copacabana many times over the past few years. I have never had a bad experience. Located close to the main street in Jaco, yet on the beach. The same employees have been there for years, making it a destination that is almost like family. It is relately quiet during the day, with music at night.
Excellant food and service.
I highly recommend the suites. Each has a view of the beach.
This is the only hotel I would stay in Jaco.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank bob119
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Reviewed May 14, 2008

We took four rooms at the Copacabana for New Year's. Three generations, ranging in age from 21 to 91, a mix of Ticos, Cubans and North Americans. The property is simple and clean, with a good location on the beach.

It wasn't long before we noticed the prostitution, it's pretty easy to figure out when nice looking young Costa Rican women are there with scurvy middle-aged men from the US. But the place wasn't a porno palace with sex in the hot tub or anything, you could see the match-ups, and hear the girls' conversations in Spanish, but all transactions were strictly private.

The staff was very friendly, the price was decent, the breakfasts were light (just fruit and coffee - go to one of the many restaurants in the area for a hearty breakfast) the dinners were good. This was out fifth visit to the Costa Rican Pacific coast and I'd place it squarely in the middle of our experiences.

One standout was the complementary massage. Strictly therapeutic, no funny business despite the goings on in the rest of the hotel, and the best massage any of us had ever had.

There was a little mixup at bill paying time, apparently a previous guest's charges stayed on the room folio and wound up on our bill. We'll give the hotel the benefit of the doubt, but note that there was a doubt.

We won't return to Jaco. Not because of the hotel, but because the town is on the cusp of total ruin by tourism and the beach is messed up - lots of rocks washed down from construction sites spoiling what used to be a pure sand beach. But if you go to Jaco, you could do a whole lot worse than the Copacabana.

  • Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed May 13, 2008

Went to Jaco Beach without a reservation and Tried to get into Claritas but was full. They recommended to me CopaCabana. I got the the recption area and a Filipino lady attended us. She was so sweet and accomodating to our request. The whole staff was excellent. I must say the price was very good for two double beds. Had a great air condition, Fan, Cable TV and hot water. The place was very clean in and out of the room. It has a pool with swim up bar, restaurant and in on the beach. I would not take kids at night as a couple of night girls will roam the bar at night. The hotel does not let many enter as the bar is not that big. I only saw three that night. Another gentleman had gone fishing and brought back some nice Mahi Mahi fish which the kitchen had prepared for him. Over all This is a great clean place to stay and it was $100.00 for the room with tax. Just remember Jaco is really not for families yet. I probably would not even let my teenage kids get in the rough tides as they do have many rip currents. Maybe once all the new American hotel chains finish being built then this will be more family driven. Unfortunately then, Jaco will just be another American tourist trap.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank SweetMiami
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Reviewed May 11, 2008

I just came back from Costa Rica, i stay in Heredia for 1 night and then i went to Jaco, i decided to stay at the Copacabana.
The room was great the place is right on the beach and just one block from all the town activities. Is true that there are prostitutes but is not a Copacabana thing is a Country thing, you will see hookers anywhere you stay in Costa Rica....the lights are perfect in the room you dont need anything else... i had and small problem with the ac but they fixed right the way, so was not a big deal.... When you go to Costa Rica you have to remember that you are in a third world country so just enjoy your time there and dont waste your time complaining about everything, If not go to another hotel and pay 300 dollars a night..

Enjoy your trip and enjoy this nice hotel and beatiful country

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank carelo
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