From the moment the taxi pulled up in front of the Catalina Hotel, which is surrounded by beautiful nature, from Palm Trees, to green mountains, magnificent beach...i was mesmerized. I felt at home in seconds. The hotel manager greeted me (by name!) at the entrance with a warm smile and escorted me to a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the garden and beach. She was very friendly and throughout my stay they made sure my stay was comfortable. They even offered me a change of clothes since the airline had lost my luggage! The room was very cozy, clean and bright. The whole vibe was great. All the guests walked around as if they were all part of a family, chatting by the sunset pool, sipping their drinks and gathering each evening under the umbrellas to watch the beautiful sunset, or to have a bar-b-que in the middle of the garden with exotic flowers. Each morning i either woke up to the sound of the waves or the scarlet red Macaws flying in pairs. The location was perfect because it is located at the end of the beach, which is quiet. It feels like a private beach. Just a short walk to town, shops, great restaurants and bars. The activities are endless...from horseback riding on the beach and mountains, to canopy rides, and tours which the staff was so nice to arrange. I am a regular traveler and also work hotel industry in NYC, so I know all about service. From experience, i can say that the Catalina has excellent service..and the rooms are spacious, clean and bright. Most of the guests I met were repeat which says a lot about the place. Bravo to the ladies that run it!! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean, simple and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Catalina Costa Rica/Jaco