Best Western Jaco Beach
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Location: Beachfront, 2 hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose.
This resort is heaven! For five days we sat poolside soaking up the rays and counted the minutes until we got to eat again. Throw in the free (well poured drinks) and we never wanted to leave. I cannot say enough about the staff. They brought us waters and drinks to our pool chairs. They removed dirty dishes and refilled water glasses at meals with speed. Someone was always mopping or sweeping the floors in order to keep the resort and our rooms clean. The food was great. Fresh fruit, salad bar, and baked goods were the best. Main entrees changed daily. Even when a meal is not being served hot dogs and hamburgers are available in the beach bar. The rooms are what you expect from a mid-range hotel. Rooms are clean, comfy, and adaquatly sized. Bathrooms are nice, showers have plenty of hot water. Family friendly atmosphere - activities on the beach for kids (giant sandbox, crafts, kite flying). Great for adults too (water aerobics, trivia, and did I mention free drinks).I plan on returning here and would 100% recommend it to anyone!
This is a great hotel. All inclusive. The pool isn't really huge, but workable. The beach is great. But watch out for tiny pebbles on the beach. Once you are in the water, you can find a place where there are no pebbles to hurt your feet. Or wear some swim shoes and you will be ok. Great surf and Beach minus the pebbles. Not crowded at all. You can do a walk end to end, which is about a 3 mile walk. Which is great. The food is not imaginative. But adequate. The desserts are not what I call made well. I think the baker may need a little more training. I ate all three meals every day for 6 days and it was adequate. I think with some imagination they can make the food much better. There is loud music that is played all day near the pool. Apart from the two bars, there is no other activity to talk about at the hotel. The times they had some activities it was not communicated well. The activities were fireworks one night and a disco the other night. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are super clean. They are scrubbed down and cleaned every morning. The AC is a little noisy, but you get used to it. I used it as a launching point for my excursions. There are no excursions that can be booked from the hotel. You have to plan that out. If you go out of the hotel and turn right, and walk about two blocks and that takes you to Jaco downtown and there are plenty of companies there who can help you with all manner of excursions. So that was not an issue for me.
I've been to Jaco before, and stayed in a hotel I thought was perfect....however, this is the one I will be sure to come back to! Location to town is great, beach access is perfect, food was good, atmosphere was festive enough (I thought more would be going on, but it was still fine), staff is amazing. I really enjoyed the stay. Food can be repetitive, but I prefer it that way sometimes, and it was all delicious.Prior to going, I read the posts about the slipping, and I noticed it as soon as I arrived. But I walking in sneakers might solve that. If walking in wet areas with flip flops, slipping is a possibility. The tico renting boards on the beach outside the hotel -- stay away. Rent it from a store in town instead. I wanted to save myself some time and rented it from him for an afternoon and morning. After he was just plain rude about my surfing, he insisted he would meet me in the morning with a different board. He never showed up, although I had, of course, paid him for the afternoon and the morning. My fault for giving him the chance -- I just want to warn any other guests to stay away.
The rooms were very clean - they were cleaned every morning by housekeeping. Rooms and linens smelled clean every time. The staff was super kind and helpful but unless you’re ready to hear loud music from the pool area (center of all the rooms) day in and day out, stay away. I nearly had an anxiety attack just now because it seems like there’s not a single quiet moment here. Turn the music off and let us listen to nature and the waves! Every morning as soon as the sun is up and until the sun is down, music is blaring from the pool area. The people who stay here also seem to be locals who are only here to party - day in and day out. I prefer to be around calmer people who are here to relax as well. Next time I’ll be sure to stay at the Marriott where it is serene and relaxing. Unfortunately we planned out trip days before flying out and all the good resorts were sold out. You can’t even sit out on the balcony because the music is so annoying. All you hear is BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. 🤕 I would like to mention that throughout our stay, Karen at the front desk was extremely helpful and kind. I am super thankful for her!
The best thing about it that I liked is that you can buy your all inclusive package dayly, so you don't waste your money while sightseeing and traveling. Don't book an airport transfer from different agencies, there's a direct bus just for $5!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-11pm)
- Use of bicycles
- Boogie boards
- Pool chairs & towels
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 120 rooms in two 3 & 5-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant (International)
- 2 bars including Beach bar, Snack bar
- Disco (fee)
- 1 outdoor pool
- 18-hole golf course 20 minutes away
- Meeting facilities
- 1 lit tennis court on-site
- WiFi internet
- Shopping on-site (Groceries & sundries shop)
- Exercise classes
Hotel Room has
- 1 double and 1 single bed
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Coffee/tea maker
- Max occ. 3 persons
Kids Deal - Kids 17 and under stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults on the All-Inclusive meal plan; pay only airfare. Max 2 kids.
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Games room, Kids' section of main pool.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Bonus! - Daily Continental breakfast included.
Resort Location Map
Best Western Jaco BeachJaco Beach,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco Costa Rica
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