We just spent 5 nights here & absolutely adored the property + its location! Following our stay, we drove north to the Guanacaste region for 5 nights & spent the entire time wishing we could go back! Upon arrival, the rain was so thick we couldn't even see the road - so we weren't even sure where we were going which is a bit disorienting - it rained every day at some point...but, watching the lightning strikes & feeling the intense downpour after having such a drought back home in California?We absolutely loved it! Not only are you nestled at the mountaintop amidst intense, lush vegetation - you have the opportunity to experience Costa Rica for what it truly is. You can expect to see spiders, lizards, giant toads, tree frogs, geckos, coati, and even blue crabs at any given moment of the day! We were in Bungalo 12, which had a beautiful view of the bay - but anytime you wanted to leave the property or head to the restaurant- you were definitely drenched in humidity from all of the climbing up/down stairs - if you want to be closer to your vehicle - be sure to ask for a room near reception. We were told by guests that the rooms overlooking Jaco had resident Toucans they saw regularly! The staff was wonderful - the food was consistently divine & our only complaint would be that there is no way to enjoy the balcony or leave windows open to enjoy the night sounds of the jungle - we highly suggest the resort add screens to keep the bugs out + let the atmosphere in! It wasn't until our last day that we headed down to the hotel's beach area & it was absolutely delightful! Gorgeous view with sandy areas to dig in, pebbles to explore & a feeling of 'escape' - even saw a Monkey on the way! Our 6 yr old LOVED the entire experience. Jaco Beach is just about 15 mins away for tons of Tourist shopping or local eats & Manuel Antonio Park is about 2 hrs if you hit traffic. Carara National Park is 20 mins drive & a beautiful place to explore! If we ever find ourselves in Costa Rica again!? We will be booking at this Oasis in a heartbeat!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Caletas, a luxury romantic boutique hotel inspired by tropical Victorian architecture with a touch of neo-classical influence shining like a jewel among resorts, prized not only for its location, design and décor, but also for its outstanding facilities and first class service. Villa Caletas expresses a truly unique combination of mountain and seaside resort. Nestled 1150 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this unique hotel overlooks the Nicoya Gulf to the crescent beaches of Jaco, Herradura offering spectacular 360-degree panoramic views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Caletas Hotel Jaco
- Caletas Hotel Herradura
- Villa Caletas Costa Rica/Jaco