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Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited this charming hotel twice now, and would never go to another place when visiting Jaco, Costa Rica! To start with, Naomi and Sandra are the most wonderful people. They have created a very warm and inviting environment for their guests at Hotel Catalina. The rooms are more than adequate. They are clean and have a kitchenette to...

Thank nthunder2001
Blainville, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect spot on the beach and in the city of Jaco. The property is clean and very well kept. The pool and the grounds are beautiful! Just in front of the best part of the beach with soft sand without rocks. Perfect for surf and a few minutes from downtown with all the good restaurants and bars!

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Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Catalina is a great find. It was recommended to us by a friend that lives in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful little beachfront place with the owners on the property. The owners are a mother and daughter who are available to help in any way possible. The hotel is clean, comfortable, safe and well cared for. We can't...

Thank knudsendebbie
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Just back from 4 nights here. Paid extra for the AC. Manager was very present and helpful. Grounds were beautiful! Nice and clean. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner, bar soap and beach towel. No restaurant but small kitchenette with refrigerator, plates, bowls, cups etc. Beach just outside the gate. 👍👍

Thank Liz N
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I keep going to Jaco on holidays. I always choose Catalina. It is a hotel that makes everyone to feel at home, with friendly faces, beautiful sunsets, great side of the beach. I like to have my own breakfast outdoor but in the hotel. This hotel gives you this possibility. Also to cook whenever you want to prepare your own...

Thank L A
puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you L A, for your wonderful feedback and always making Catalina your home away from home! We are always so happy when we see guests coming back and enjoying their stay. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful. The mother & daughter are amazing, so helpful, knowledgeable, help you out...small kitchenette, pool Very clean, not crowded, Right across like 5ft from beach/ocean.. highly recommended to stay here

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you aarhangela22 for the positive feedback and staying at the Catalina! Makes us happy when our guests are enjoying their stay in Costa Rica! Thank you and hope to see you again soon!

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We wanted a few days at the end of our Costa Rica vacation to relax. We did tours in other places like Manual Antonio, Monte Verde and wanted to clear our heads and also get to know the town. Jaco and Naomi's place was ideal for this. We are in our early sixties and found it quiet and restful. At...

Thank phager2016
puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments! It's a pleasure to have such amazing guests and it makes us happy when they are enjoying their experiences both at the Catalina and in Costa Rica! Thank you and hope to see you again in the future!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2016

My husband and I always fit in a stay with Naomi and Sandra while on vacation in CR. They are excellent hosts and are always most attentive to your needs. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, the pool area is a delight, and being right on the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica doesn't hurt! Everything you need is close...

Thank Dorothy M
puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Dorothy for the wonderful review and always staying at the Catalina! It is always a delight when you and your husband stay with us at the Catalina! We're glad you enjoy your stay each time! Thank you and hope to see you again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely wkend break from San Jose. Perfect position right on the beach, great when you have finished surfing, as you can grab a shower and jump straight in their lovely refreshing pool. Run by a lovely mother and daughter team, very friendly and attentive. Rooms are simple but clean and quite spacious, with a little kitchenette to cook...

Thank Neil R
puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Neil R for the great feedback! We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The location is one of the best in town, the hotel is well kept and above all the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel is run by the owners, a mother and daughter, Sandra and Namoi. Naomi was an outstanding host, with a wealth of knowledge about about the area and more than willing to help out however...

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puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you Kiwi_mike_ol for staying with us at the Catalina! It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us at the Catalina! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: £89 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Beachfront, quiet, clean, safe”
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“All rooms are just great”
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“If you are like us and find it difficult to sleep in the heat, be sure to ask for a room with air conditioning.”
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“only some rooms have a/c, so be sure to specify that if it's something you want.”
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“Upper rooms have air conditioning and cost a little more and lower rooms have fans only. ”
 of 5 bubbles Axeman5, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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