Check to see when the rainy season is. October is still the rainy season! We saw a lot of rain!
Random thoughts post... try to keep up!
I went to Costa Rica for a romantic getaway with a significant other. We stayed at the Copacabana for 4 days with the all inclusive package. What I wanted and expected, is not what I got at this resort. The rooms were adequate. We were immediately upgraded upon check-in due to our room overlooking construction. (There seemed to be a lot of construction going on.) Our upgraded room had a hot tub on the balcony that could be privacy glassed off and a kitchenette. Mirrored ceiling over the bed! Cable with a few english speaking stations. Allow THREE HOURS to get to or from the San Jose Airport. Also, watch your speed. I am in the process of fighting a camera speed ticket. It's expensive and its going to be an ugly fight.
The all inclusive food and drink option were great. If you do go all inclusive... don't even think about eating away from the hotel! The food was really quite excellent and the all you can drink option were awesome. Local beer (Pilsen and Imperial) Liquor I didn't do anything fancy, but rum and coke and whatnot were good options. There are two pools at this hotel. One (the big main pool) is topless optional for the ladies. The second pool is on the nude side. There was a hot tub in the nude side. The beach beds around both pools were awesome! Nice lounge chairs around both pools. There was a swim up bar in the prude pool. Feel free to express yourself in the nude area. Anything goes over there. There was live entertainment in the evening for everynight we were there i believe. Some were better than others. Mostly good though! You are walking distance to the central business district with all the t-shirt crap stores you can handle.
Minor maintenance issues in the room. We had to move rooms due to the air conditioner breaking after a few nights there. A few outlets not working (U.S. Plugs by the way! No adapter necessary!) The bed was below average. The pillows were pretty hard. The hot water for the shower was very difficult to control. There was no set it and forget it. It was very random, scalding hot to ice cold in a matter of seconds! I wish this place would just commit and go to a fully clothing optional or full nude resort. It was annoying to get dressed to get a beer or snack then go back to the nude side. One poster spoke of the tennis court netting against the fence. That is true. That is all it is. You can see through it if you concentrate. With a lot of construction foot traffic past the fence it was not a pleasant place to be nude. I felt a bit of leering was ongoing for our entire stay. The fact that we were usually there by ourselves didn't help either. This place may be okay when it's filled up or has a takeover week. Pro/Con: There were some iguanas that liked to hang out on the pool deck as well. This was neat at first but now I had to watch out for iguana poop that seemed to be dotting the pool deck. The hot tub was cold when we first checked in and I had to chase down management and complain for 2 days till it was finally turned up. The beach beds around both pools were nice, however, with all the rain that occurred everyday the water resistant mattresses were water logged. New sheets were laid down but within 3 minutes the sheets were soaked through. The beach at Jaco. Well it didn't appear to be the cleanest. The hotel is on the beach and you can walk there but there was a fair amount of trash directly in front of the hotel. If the hotel management and employees would take a bit of time and pick up the big stuff out front it would make a world of difference. We spent a total of 30 minutes on the beach at Jaco for our entire stay.
We seemed to have a bit of bad luck here with ongoing construction and random maintenance issues in the room. We were compensated with a couples massage. Mine was below average. The girl enjoyed hers. I enjoyed Costa Rica. I was hoping for a little more fun on our Nakation portion of the vacation.
Additionally We've only been to one other nude resort (in Palm Desert, CA) but plenty of nude beaches. Unless there was an awesome group takeover, we don't intend on going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Copacabana Hotel is the only Adult, Clothing Optional, Beach Front Resort in Costa Rica the area. Is nestled in the famous town of Jaco, on the beach in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region. Our resort offers a party atmosphere with daily and nightly activities, pool parties, live music, karaoke, DJ’s, theme parties, and much more and spectacular views of the sunset. Our knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable staff looks forward to welcoming you to one of the most relaxed and friendliest ocean front resort in Costa Rica. While staying with us, enjoy a relaxing massage or other spa treatments in our new spa, Coconut Palms. Enjoy fine dining or local dishes in our on-site ocean front restaurant, Ocean Waves with a large menu Seafood, BBQ, from asian to mexican to italian to peruvian. Have a drink, catch up on the game and make new friends at Naked Iguana Sports and Wet Bar and restaurant. We offer two swimming pools one clothing optional and one nude and nude Jacuzzi. Inquire at our front desk about fishing charters, tours and golf packages. We are certain that your visit to the Copacabana Hotel and Suites will be a lasting memory. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copacabana Hotel And Suites
- Copacabana Hotel Jaco
- Copacabana Hotel & Suites Costa Rica/Jaco