1. The best thing about this place is the excellent front office staff. The staff spoke English and was very helpful in arranging tours and answering questions.
2. The town of Jaco is about a mile away. You have to either ford a river (if you take the beach approach) or walk on a dark dirt road (where i tripped over a concrete block and hurt myself). If I had it to do over again, I would have asked the staff to get me a cab, and then hailed a cab in Jaco.
3. The rooms are large but dark. (My room contained a large bed and a single.) The only place to put anything is a set of shelves.
4. The place is really like a motel court -- a number of rooms located around the pool area.
5. The pool area seemed deserted even on a warm day.
6. Aside from the front office staff, you will hear litle or no English.
7. The "restaurant" is really a poolside open-air place where you can get lunch and free breakfast. The free breakfast was passable but there was little selection. The restaurant is theoretically open for dinner, but I don't think this happened on any of the three nights I was there. Incidentally, the restaurant staff has little or no English.
8. There is a lagoon with ducks in it. The ducks sometimes come on land.
9. I didn't see any place in Jaco that looked superior. You might be better off at one of the other beach towns. Make sure, though, that it has ready access to Manuel Antonio National Park,which is not to be missed.
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- The Green Oasis of Jaco Beach. Hotel, Restaurant and Apartments located at the southern, most tranquil and beautiful part of Jaco. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Pacifico Hotel
- South Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco