Fodor's Expert Review Jacó Laguna Resort

Corner of C. Madrigal and Avda. Pastor Diaz, Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

On the quiet southern end of Jacó beach, this property is clean and comfortable and just far enough from town to offer a peaceful night of sleep. Although it has a beachfront location, the poor layout means most rooms face a hallway or parking lot, with only a few on the second floor catching a glimpse of the water. Fortunately the ocean views from the pool and restaurant compensate for the architectural blunder. Rooms lack character but have everything you need for a pleasant stay including flat-screen TVs, strong a/c, coffeemakers, Wi-Fi, and nice showers. Simple meals at the Tiki Bar are served under a thatched roof, and range from red snapper and stuffed chicken to pasta and burritos. Surfboards and bikes are available for rent, and waves break right out front. Request Room 23 or 15 for the most space and best location, or if you're on a budget, one of the discounted rooms without a view.

PROS

  • in low season, guests are generously upgraded
  • great Tiki Bar
  • ideal location

CONS

  • hallway noise
  • poor lighting in rooms
  • weak Wi-Fi signal in some rooms
  • mattresses lack support

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2643–3362 | 215-942–5135-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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