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“Best hotel in Jaco”
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Hotel Pumilio
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Perfect little boutique hotel with nice rooms, pool area, beautiful nature, and service. I would definitely recommend this hotel for couples for a quiet getaway. When I go back to I will be staying here again.

Room Tip: I liked staying on the bottom floor opening up to the pool.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Hi! Nice to hear from you, thanks for your opinion that is very important for us, we love to have people leaping into happiness at Pumilio! If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Hope to have you back soon. Best regards from all our team!

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Great hotel with fantastic pool area. Beautiful nature all around. Very good rooms that sleep five comfortably. Very nice Costa Rican breakfast. Hotel staff very helpful. Although they don't have a restaurant, they do go into town and get food from a number of different restaurants for you.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Hello family, we hope you had a good trip back home, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we appreciate your opinion that is very important for us and counts. Our guest really enjoy the typical breakfast and with the gastronomic adventures menus is better than a restaurant on site because everyone in the room can eat what he early wants, it is being working pretty good and we are getting more options all the time. If you ever forget, or lose your happy all you have to do is come back to Pumilio. We know how to find the happy in you. Best regards

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had a wonderful time at Hotel Pumilio. We spent the first couple of days or our vacation there and loved it. The owners and staff make you feel welcome. There's a great pool and the rooms are clean and modern. We had access to our own kitchenette with a fridge, stove and microwave. We enjoyed everything about our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite for five. There was plenty of room for us and very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Hello! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Costa Rica with the sunny days, a very nice family, it was a pleasure to have you with us and hope you can leap into happiness at Pumilio again in the future. Thanks a lot for your kindles comments, our guest opinion is very important for us, it is the way to keep improving our service. Best regards!

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We had a fantastic first three days of our Costa Rica vacation at Pumilio, the room was big the balcony was great to sit, eat, listen to nature and relax after a day at Jaco beach. To bad I booked late and couldn't stay longer. Great Staff!!!
We will be back

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are the most private
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

You are a very special family and we are sorry you could`t stay longer, we really missed you, thanks for your opinion that is very important to us, we feel happy your will leap into happiness at Pumilio in the future let us know in advance because we love to be part of the plans! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Costa Rica and remember we will always be very welcome back. Best regards to all of you from all the staff and especially me. Laura.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

The Hotel Pumilio is a small, hospitable boutique hotel in the hills above Jaco. The location is preferable over being right in Jaco, as the town is a little dumpy. Pool and service was great. The service overall was fantastic and the owner, Laura, was very nice. The only complaint was that the spa services we received were simply average.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Nice to hear from you a very special couple that really appreciate our personalized service we take care every day to help our guests as much as we can for an unforgotten experience leaping to happiness. Sorry to hear the massage was not excellent as we want them to be, certainly I will take care to work on the service, after reading your valuable opinion today I asked everyone after they had there spa about satisfaction and they were very happy, so I will keep trying to find out what happen with your experience and that specific therapist, thanks a lot for your comment. We hope to have you back in the future and your friends and family. Best regards!

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

This a great little hotel located just outside of the hustle of the beach area but still close enough to be easily accessible.
The staff are excellent, the rooms are big beautiful, it’s very cozy, very clean and modern. The kitchenettes are fully equipped. The pool area is a great place to just chill out and enjoy the tropical quiet setting. The breakfast is served in a very relaxed environment, good food and good people. Laura the Owner as well as all the staff helped to make this a wonderful experience for my family and I.. we will DEFINITELY be coming back here..
They even had bicycles for me to do so morning fitness and look around before the family got up ;-)
nice touch..
I highly recommend this place for anyone who prefers to be just a little off the beaten track and in a beautiful tropical environment.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thanks for your opinion that is very important for us, the better way to improve our service and little spot outside the hustle of Jaco but accessible to a lot of things to do in the area, is nice to hear our help and recommendations were helpful for a wonderful experience for your wonderful and nice family, it was a pleasure to have you with us and I feel happy you will leap into happiness at Pumilio some day!

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Small 10 room luxury B & B with the friendliest staff we have ever encountered. What stopped me from giving them 5 stars is:

1. Beds are very hard and uncomfortable.
2. They have no restaurant. (They do serve a wonderful cooked breakfast).
3. The rooms have no desk or even a comfortable chair or sofa.

Room Tip: Every room is identical - lower rooms open to pool.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Thank you for your comments, your opinion is very important for us, sorry we didn't know the beds were hard for you because we can solve that with a special mattress cover and soon we are going to have some Premium suites with desk, small living room and a King bed instead of 2 Queen Beds, our guest are going to be able to choose there pillows plus other extras, for your next visit we will have them ready so let us know in advance and leap to happiness at Pumilio again! If you have any other suggestions for our new premium suites they will be very welcome. Best regards to a very special couple.

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Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 61101, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Jaco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jaco
#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco
Price Range: £77 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pumilio 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pumilio is strategically located to explore Costa Rica like being pamper at home surrounded by nature, see the toucans, macaws and lots of birds flying naturally and the lizards walking around. Close enough to lots of activities, restaurants and things Jaco or Herradura Beaches, the most developed tourist hotspot in the country, wide variety of ecological, adventure, adrenaline & sports tours, offers for every age and preference. Closely surrounded by the most famous national parks and reserves, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets, stores, beautiful beaches, islands and a spectacular colorful ocean among a variety of activities that makes us unique. Located on the side of the mountain at sea level Our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. The rooms were planned to be spacious and bright the 10 suites with a kitchen outside so our guests can keep contact with nature and avoid the food smell inside the room. We ended up remodeling the entire hotel last year! Breakfast is included, we decided not to have schedule, guests that are going to tours frequently needs it before 7 a.m. and other want to sleep until late, we change daily because people love long stays. We added “tamales” typical dish for Christmas in Costa Rica, now we serve them at breakfast every day so our guest can try them. At Pumilio every day is a Holiday! We love celebrating with our guests. Please let us know in advance if you are celebrating your birthday, honeymoon or anniversary, we'll give you a pleasant surprise! According with our guests plans, likes and preferences we feel happy making recommendations about the best seller’s tours, restaurants and things to do in the area, it´s even better when our guests trust us, so we have control of the service and schedules of the activities, a better experience exploring Costa Rica and we'll take care of our guest’s budget. We chose the best restaurants in the area and have their menus and bring what our guest chooses and serve it where they prefer, dining room, terrace, balcony suite or even at the pool deck. WIFI and parking also included. Leap into happiness in Hotel Pumilio, the best personalized service. ... more   less 
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El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
Hotel Pumilio Costa Rica/Jaco

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