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Aparthotel Vista Pacifico
Ranked #9 of 40 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a beautiful location for jaco, Costa Rica. If peace is your thing, this is the place... There are two spectacular views on either side of the hotel day or night. The owners are very nice and well versed in hotel management and there’s a very nice breakfast. If you need A/C, make sure you ask. Depending on the season, A/C is really nice after a day on the beach. It's just on the edge of town, yet only a quick cab ride to downtown. There are a bunch of power lines that somewhat obstruct the ocean view, but you can see past them. (Sort of...)
My stay was very peaceful and being that high above the city made for some wonderful views. The beds are not made for sleeping in... Thinnest mattresses I've ever been on, but again it's Jaco!

Room Tip: Ask for A/C.... It's not in all rooms...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our family of four spent a lovely week here. We arrived early in the morning, yet were still allowed to check in early. Thank you! :) The room we originally booked (7), was not yet ready due to our early arrival, but we were put in unit 1, which was identical to 7. We were served breakfast, cooled off in the pool, and were made to feel right at home.

Juliana and James were wonderful hosts, giving us extremely useful tips and directions. They gave us excellent recommendations for everything...where to eat, where to buy groceries, maps and directions to attractions, booked a tour for us, and even helped us book our rental car. We were so impressed by their genuine kindness and helpfulness.

The hotel is in excellent condition, very clean, and well-maintained. Because we were there in April, the temperatures were quite hot, so I would recommend a unit with A/C if you can get one.

We got a unit with a kitchen, and that helped save us on dining costs. Units 1 and 7 are small apartments, with a large common patio, kitchen, and a bathroom on the first floor, beds, a balcony, and another bathroom on the second floor, and a ladder that leads up to a tower on the "third" floor. You can open up the windows to let in a cool breeze and there's a spectacular view from the top.

Breakfast is yummy...yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, cinnamon bread, and pastries. Fresh juices and delicious, freshly-brewed coffee were also served. The dining terrace is lovely, with great views of the landscape and beautiful sunsets in the evening.

The hotel is located on the top of a hill, away from the city of Jaco. For about $5-$6, you can take a taxi to the center of the city, only about 5-10 minutes away, depending on where you want to go. Renting a car is a great idea if you want to get around and see more sites outside of the city. It was easy, and affordable.

This is a great, family-friendly establishment for travelers who want an authentic, peaceful, and lovely environment. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, and hope to return again someday. Thank you again for your hospitality. :)

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 7 are small apartments with a third-floor tower that has amazing views.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

A fine enough choice. Most of what the other reviewers write is spot on (except maybe they fawn too much...).

Pros:
+ Away from town, so it's quieter
+ Nice (continental) breakfast
+ Great advice from staff
+ A/C rooms comfortable enough
+ Pool and surrounding gardens are pleasant

Cons:
- Away from town, so you need a car to get to this place
- Not all rooms have A/C (IMO, you NEED A/C unless you are fine to swelter)
- Rooms need darkening drapes

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank LetsGooooooo
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Hosts Juliana and James are as friendly as they come in the hospitality industry. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my stay is as accommodating as possible in my multiple stays there. Recently, they even went out of their way on a Sunday afternoon, during holidays, to help make sure I got emergency mechanical help when my vehicle broke down on the side of the road. As far as expected hotel hospitality goes, they really could not be nicer. The rooms are comfortable, the views are great, the continental breakfast is excellent, and the location is ideal for proximity to Jacó and the beach, but not right in the hustle of the city. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Mason D
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

My daughter and son-in-law had their destination wedding planned in Costa Rica and we decided to stay at this location. Can't say enough good things about the staff; Juliana and James went out of their way to make our time there truly memorable. The property was beautifully appointed and maintained, the rooms always immaculately clean. We enjoyed the daily breakfast while socializing with the other guests in the Rancho. Favourite times were spent around the pool and being entertained by Rubio the resident dog. The hotel is a quick taxi ride in to Jaco where groceries, restaurants and a wonderful beach await. We highly recommend Vista Pacifico to anyone looking for excellent customer service topped off by a beautiful facility. Thanks again for everything!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We loved this hotel! For the night life enthusiasts it's close to Jaco, 4$ taxi, yet it is so quiet and peaceful on the hill. The pool is wonderful and the views fantastic. Thank you to James, Julianne and Greg for your hospitality!
Allan and Leslie
South Lake Tahoe, Ca

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

First of all, I have spent 2 months in Costa Rica which I stayed 40 days at the beautiful place Aparthotel Vista Pacifico and the remaining time in Liberia. Well, I had a very relaxing time, nice tours, beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants in Jaco and met plenty of nice people including the team of Vista Pacifico. The bed and breakfast was wonderful, meeting of the people at breakfast time and during the day was very rewarding. The Aparthotel is built on a hillside, great location and private. The managers, Julianna and James, owners Jan and Greg were very accomadated and helpful with whatever you needed help for anything that came up. I been to three other places in Costa Rica but Vista Pacifico top them all. I really want to say thank-you for everything and your friendship during my stay at your Aparthotel as we are planning to come back next January or sooner.

Gerry Vallee
Edmonton, Alberta

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Aparthotel Vista Pacifico

Address: Apdo 108, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Garabito Municipality > Jaco District > Jaco
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Jaco
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#4 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
Price Range: £60 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel Vista Pacifico 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Jaco
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