We spent a week at the Mar de Luz Hotel. What is striking at first is the lack of light in the room (ground level). It is very dark even with all the lights on. No place to hang things to dry. The kitchen is really really the minimum. For two people, only two forks, two knives, two plates, two glasses, I had to ask for a knife that I could use to cut my vegetables. You have to get water in a pitcher at the frontdesk everytime you want to cook. No hot water in the kitchen you have to go in the bathroom for it. You cook on a small gaz stove (two places). We even had to move the microwave on the refrigerator for more place to work on. So if you are use to camping you won't mind ... otherwise! The pools were rapidly becoming white probably because they were too small for the amount of people. And the last two days of our stay we were worried about getting cockroach because the appart next to us was having some. But the water pressure was really good and lots of hot water. The breakfast was really good (best rice and beans we hate of the whole trip and believe me we hate lots of that! typical meal here). In terms of for doing the grocery it's about a ten minutes walk from the Mas X Menos that has everything you need. That was good. The beach is not that great. Lots of rocks and a little dirty so it's better to walk with your shoes on. We found the "town" not that clean either, you better always watch where you put your feet when you walk.
For us Jaco Beach was a deception and the Hotel well although the backyard was very lovely and we always felt safe we found more little annoying things than anything else. This is only our personal experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Hotel Mar de Luz you will find an oasis of peace where you can relax after a day of discovering the many attractions of the area. Only a few steps from the hotel a long, sandy beach allows for many activities and where ocean waves have invited surfers from all over the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mar De Luz Jaco
- Mar De Luz Hotel
- Hotel Mar De Luz Costa Rica/Jaco