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“Beautiful Views Right on Beach”
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Bahia Encantada
Ranked #14 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Beautiful Views Right on Beach”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stayed here twice within three months. I love it here. The accommodations are comfy & I love the beautiful surroundings. Security is on guard here 24 hours a day & the maintenance team is on call whenever something is needed. This place is suited for travellers that enjoy cooking & eating in your condo while being close enough to town & sightseeeing & eating out. This is not a resort, but if you are looking for the best place to stay in Jaco, this is it. It is right on the beach & the units I stayed in have private rooftop terraces. Great views of sunset & surfers. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

The beach location is great and the pool is nice but overall our stay was disappointing. Our condo was described as "rooftop" but it was not. The elevator was broken which meant we had to climb 80 stairs every time we needed to go back to the room. When we mentioned the problem the only response was, "It will not be worked on." No explanation as to why. The security guard stared us down a number of times for no apparent reason. It was unnerving they way he followed people around the pool area. Our AC leaked all over the kitchen, apparently because the filter had not been changed in over a year, The maintenance man did come - at 8 AM - and made a huge racket. The towels are threadbare. Supplies are minimal - a couple tiny bars of soap and a few rolls of TP. The walls are paper thin. We were accused of taking 2 towels and are being charged $40 even though we did no such thing and it doesn't cost nearly that much to replace 2 old threadbare towels. We paid nearly $2,000 for this condo and it wasn't worth half that. I have been to Costa Rica about 15 times and stayed in numerous other, much cheaper places, that were so much better in terms of service. I will not stay here again. Our complaints during and after the trip have fallen on deaf ears.

Room Tip: Stay on the bottom floor in case the elevator is broken.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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LostBeachJaco, Manager at Bahia Encantada, responded to this review, February 25, 2015
Hi Shelly. We apologize that you didn't have a good experience at Encantada. Encantada is now under new management of Lost Beach. Please look up Lost Beach for your next vacation and we will make sure to make it up to you.
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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good Jaco location and great view and access to the beach. Pool is outstanding.

Expected a high class facility but was somewhat disappointed. Two bedroom unit was in need of some basic maintenance. A/C vents were dirty, fan blades were covered in accumulated "stuff" and bed was very used. Noise from unit above was very annoying but overall the outside noise died down after dark.

Caution - it appears to be a practice that they will try to charge you for something missing or damaged even though no inventory is given at check in.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank philip l
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I were part of a singing tour of Costa Rica and had the pleasure of spending a few nights at Bahia Encantada's Daystar - we will never forget it!
Not only is the site one of the most beautiful landscapes you've ever seen, the hotel itself was tops. Each of the suites / condos our choir members stayed at were very nicely furnished and equipped to have a feel-at-home stay. Every window had a fantastic view and the common areas (pool, patio, etc.) was always clean and well kept.
The staff was the best part of all. If we needed anything at any time, one of their staff members was there right away to help us with our need. I would highly recommend this place. Contact Fernan Valverde / fernan@daystar.cr for more information.

Room Tip: Some top-floor (third) suites have terraces with amazing views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Jaco, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ferdinand and Julie were responsive and helpful from our 1st contact. Their suggestions were spot on and thank you so much for doing our initial grocery shopping. Those expecting "luxury" as defined in the states will be disappointed, but the condo was very nice- the fluffy white robes are a nice touch.
All staff very friendly, felt safe with my 3 children.
My only complaint was a group of "meatheads" who thought a side of the pool belonged to them- blasting completely in appropriate music( x - rated lyrics). Grow up, body building does not make u a man.

  • Stayed February 2014
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2 Thank Mray5
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The two floor f5 and it was amazing. The apartment is a 3br 2 1/2 bath facing the ocean with a roof deck. Close enough to go to town to buy things and claritas has great afternoon food. Would definitely stay here again. Great sunset view and large enough to host 5 people.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our group of 4 friends stayed at Bahia Encantada - A2 for 9 nights. The condo was perfect for it's location - it was far enough out of the main area of Jaco but close enough that we walked into town almost every evening for supper or daytime for groceries. The location within the complex was also very delightful - being right in front with the sand right below us and the ocean view unobstructed by other accommodations made our breakfast on the balcony very peaceful and serene. The pool area was very substantial with both shade and sun areas and 3 different pools - nice to have a few options for swimming instead of just one small pool. Although we did have a few inconveniences - our A/C quit one day, our dryer was not heating and our entrance cards kept getting deprogrammed, it did not have a negative effect on our vacation. The staff, in particular, Fernan the manager and the security guards (in letting us in) were very helpful in correcting these issues. We only had to sleep one night without the A/C and wait a couple days for the dryer. The only downfall for this particular condo was the owners lack of necessities - a toaster that works on both sides, maybe a few plastic cups if glass is not allowed by the pool, a couple of better knives with a sharp edge to cut the amazing fruit that we enjoyed for breakfast. It would be in the best interest for the owners to put a little money back into upgrading this condo. Overall these inconveniences were minor and we would still recommend this property to anyone interested in Jaco.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bahia Encantada

Property: Bahia Encantada
Address: Pastor Diaz Avenue, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bahia Encantada 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia Encantada is an impressive resort-like community at the northern end of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Bahia Encantada offers incredible ocean views over a series of infinity pools from what is widely considered Jaco's most beautiful beachfront estate. Spacious 2 and 3-bedroom condos boast luxurious comforts and numerous terraces, including private rooftop terraces atop all penthouse suites. Bahia Encantada offers several floor plans for two- and three-bedroom condos, with two or three baths, and ranging in size from 1,200 to 1,800 square feet. A spacious three-bedroom unit comfortably sleeps six to seven people. All rental condominiums have fully equipped kitchens, wireless Internet access, in-unit laundry, balconies with great views, telephone service, cable programming, and large LCD televisions with DVD players. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Daystar Bahia Encantada Hotel Jaco
Bahia Encantada Costa Rica/Jaco

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