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Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino
Ranked #28 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
Spring Branch, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
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“We had a blast!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I will start by saying that we are pretty easy to please. Sunshine, no kids, all-inclusive? Makes us happy, happy, happy. Our room was great. The staff was VERY accommodating and made a BIG deal out of our anniversary. They were helpful in recommending things to try on and off-property. Hubby enjoyed wonderful surfing lessons. This is a 3-3.5 star property, and doesn't claim to be anything else. Very pleasant experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Morgan's Cove in Jaco offered personal attention that made our vacation. My wife and I booked our stay with Morgan's Cove through Living Social without a lot of research, but we hit the bullseye. The staff was unbelievable. They bent over backwards to accommodate our every need. They booked tours for us, recommended things to do and see, and made it very clear to us that our enjoyment was their number one priority.

The hotel is a very clean, and well maintained, rooms and bathrooms are large and spacious for the area. The four pools are well maintained and very clean. the on-site surfing instructor was excellent and had us up and riding after the first lesson. The restaurant staff hear through the grapevine that we where celebrating our 10th anniversary and went out of their way to prepare a special private dinner for us even though we had not requested or made any arrangements for a special dinner.

The food was excellent and featured homemade bacon, ham, sausage, aged steaks, and fresh locally procured produce and seafood. The owner was at the restaurant every night and made sure every guest felt at home and had a great experience as his guest.

Morgan's Cove is a steal, bar none the best value in Jaco. We can't wait go come back

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harlingen, Texas
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Morgans Cove could be the class of Jaco with some up dating and new mattresses. Large rooms, nice pools, good bars, nice casino, good restaurant and a beach. All of the ingredients are there it just needs some updates and especially new bedding. Great value for the dollar!

  • Stayed September 2013
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West Hollywood, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My new bride and I stayed in Jaco, Morgan’s Cove & Resort for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! It wasn't crowded whatsoever. The breakfast was delicious, homemade sausage, smoke bacon,smoke ham and the blended cocktails were made with real fruit! For our honeymoon they set us up a table right on the beach to enjoy the sunset which was unbelievable, gave us a special menu, flowers on the table , the food was out this world. The staff was really friendly and accommodated all our need. Front staff book all our tours for us, came right to hotel. Most of the staff did speak a little English and help you with Spanish you can communicate pretty easily. Jose Rivera the manager is Costa Rican and was always around during the day and gave us restaurant recommendations, upgraded our room, and helped us with our Spanish. He was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We didn't have international calling plans for our cell phones and the hotel had wifi .So we could let our family know we arrived safely .We really enjoyed talking to Marco, the bartender at the hotel restaurant bar. He was very friendly and spoke the best English out of all the Costa Rican staff. he also took 30 minutes out of shift to take some honeymoon photos for us! The bar didn't open at 11:00 but they severed us anyway, so nice to us. The room was cleaned everyday, We rented surf boards from the hotel for $20 a day, and whenever we asked anyone to call us a cab it picked us up within 5 minutes. Overall we both loved the quiet atmosphere with beach on one side, rainforest on the other, and a $2.00 taxi ride to anywhere in town. Many of the other hotels we saw looked dumpy and rundown. We would definitely like to return to Jaco and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Morgan’s Cove again! Love you guys

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Corona, CA
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at Morgan's Cove Resort last week and we were very impressed with the staff and our poolside room. The owner was at the restaurant and was very hands on with the staff. He was aware of some negative reviews on trip advisor and was working very hard to get the meals and drinks perfect. Every meal we ate was excellent , the fish ceviche was unbelievable with home made plantain chips. The grounds are well kept and the pools are very clean. Every evening we watched the sun go down from the bar and couldn't believe the red sky's. Our room was very spacious and clean and when ever we needed extra items the staff was there to help. I would recommend this hotel to anyone its perfectly placed for all local tours and only 1 hour away to the airport.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

So we wanted to get away for the weekend, and came up to this hotel, it was close to the beach, it was close to downtown, a couple of pools and a restaurant bar casino on property. All seems good right? Well, as it turned out, the casino is unofficially known as Hard Rock Casino, but nothing to do with the Hard Rock Brand, then, the bar is pretty basic, we ordered a few drinks but they did not have the ingredients, so we ended up changing our drinks a few times, but what really made the bar stand out, and not in a positive way, was the fact that the server/bartender/host, charged us whatever he wanted basically, and did not provide us with receipts, it was until we asked for them that he started to fumble and come up with receipts that had our drinks, and the prices didnt quite match, it was then that we could tell that there was something up when the place. The restaurant is ok, food ok, service ok, view ok, it seems nothing really made it stand out, except for the fact that they do accept pets, which is fine, but they seem to be feeding stray dogs just outside the restaurant, so it is not so nice to sit and eat while the server dumps food on the ground for a stray dog.

So if you go, be aware that the rooms are small, the air conditioning kind of Works and that the rooms and bathrooms are poorly lit, probably to hide their true state. Other than that I must say that they did do a good job taking care of the pools.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Upland, California
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed at several hotels during our stay in Costa Rica August 24-31/2013 and loved all of them for different reasons. Morgans Coves was our favorite and we wish we had spent more time there before leaving. Although the hotel is not the Ritz Carlton, it is a slice of authentic Costa Rican hospitality, charm and authenticity. The rooms were of modest décor, clean, with hot showers, comfortable beds, great air conditioning, and the rooms were twice the size of any of the hotels we had stayed. We stayed there on a Groupon all-inclusive certificate which included meals and alcohol. The menu and food was excellent,( a little something for everyones taste) the menu was alacarte for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a good selection of choices and all of the food we ordered was excellent, all of the service from the restaurant and bar was outstanding, all of the servers were helpful and friendly, spoke English and Spanish, and went out of their way to satisfy your needs.
the hotel is beachfront and the dining area overlooks the ocean, for oceanfront dining and is a great place to catch a beautiful sunset in the sleepy little surf town of Jaco. The hotel is located at the end of the shopping area which can be walked to within 10 min from the beach or surface streets. The hotel offers several amenities to include several pools, a small casino, wifi, cable tv in both Spanish and English, as well as excursions for surf lessons, horseback riding, sport fishing, boat trips to Tortuga island for snorkeling, white water rafting, ziplining, crocodile excursions to Tarcoles, as well as trips to Manuel Antonio National Park. We decided to drive a rental car from the airport in Alejuela to Jaco. Driving a car in Costa Rica is an excursion on its own, we would recommend driving only if you are an adventurous type of person, be advised Costa Rican roads are not clearly marked by road signs as Costa Ricans drive by landmarks (although the tourist highway route 27 to the beach and 34 along the beach do have good signage, be advised there are 3 toll stops along the tourist highway and you will pay a couple of bucks when you pass these stops and US currency is taken as well as colons) However driving in the towns can be challenging as there are no street signs and many one way streets, some single lane bridges. We drove to Manuel Antonio National Park which we highly recommend you visit while in Jaco it is about 1 hour an 5-10min away from Jaco. The park is full of wildlife and numerous plant species and has picturesque views of the white sand beach and jungle. it costs $10.00 US to enter the park per person and parking is around $6.00, if you decide to go we would you hire a guide from the park ( only) as these guides are young English speaking naturilists students and rangers with new equipment (telescopes for spotting wildlife and taking pictures) they have excellent knowledge of the park and its wildlife and will point out the multitude of reptiles, mammals ie monkeys and sloths and geologic history of Costa Rica. Money collected by the park is used to maintain and preserve the park for future generations.
Regarding the town of Jaco, we were in the town during the day as well as the early evening, shopping all over to include the market and never felt threatened or unsafe, most of the local merchants and people of the town were very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend Morgan Cove and Jaco to anyone who loves the beach and would like a great place to relax and unwind, party if you like, with something to offer for all ages.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino
Address: Mts de la Municipalidad de Jaco 150, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Morgan’s Cove Resort & Casino located Beach Front in the quaint surf town of Jaco, Costa Rica. This bustling seaside village has restaurants, clubs, bars, casinos, and gift shops making it the most popular destination in all of Costa Rica. Adventures within minutes from the Resort include Sport Fishing, Zip Line Tours through rain forest Canopy, ATV tours, Horse Back Riding, Surfing, Golfing, River Rafting and Hiking the most popular Parks of Costa Rica, Carrera and Manuel Antonio National Parks. Relaxing around the two pools or sun tanning on the warm sand of the Pacific Ocean are a favorite past time. ... more   less 
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