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“Quiet location on Playa Platanres” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Agua Dulce Beach Resort

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Agua Dulce Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Puerto Jimenez
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Quiet location on Playa Platanres”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

This is a quiet location, away from the busyness of Puerto Jiminez with miles of open uncrowded beach at your doorstep.
If you are looking for a lot exciting action, this might not be your cup of tea.
The restaurant was good, the pool roomy and nice, the staff friendly and helpful, and the other guests (several of whom owned units in the resort) friendly.
Quiet is a relative term since the morning macaw flights are loud and the howler monkeys are too. If you don't want to hear this, don't visit the jungle.
We were in the back building, furthest from the beach. On another trip I would prefer to be closer to the surf sound.
The rooms are clean with nice but limited furniture.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed for 4 days at the Agua Dulce Beach Resort. We had a wonderful experience and the
staff could not be more accommodating. The hotel was impressively clean and well groomed.
The management was well educated regarding local attractions and was only more than willing
to meet all our needs. We recommend this resort with no reservations. The view of the sun was
magnificent over the ocean. Great place to fish and unwind. Our hats off to the staff of the
Agua Dulce Beach Resort. Thank you for the fishing boat recommendations. We caught alot
of great fish and a variety of species. We will be back.

Room Tip: Beach Bungalows
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank normando1957
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013 via mobile

If you enjoy miles and miles of private beaches but are on a budget, this place is perfect for you. The resort is small property with a pool and restaurant with a private beach that goes for miles. The rooms are great and come with bathroom and have AC which is much needed in the HOT place. We stayed for 6 nights and they upgraded us to a suite with a private jacuzzi and a small sitting/eating area with a fridge for free. The food at the restaurant is very good and breakfast is included. Great value compared to the other super expensive Eco lodges that are around. We had an awesome time and already are thinking about coming back!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank zspon
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Well we had originally booked the Iguana lodge with Expedia ,but for some reason they made our reservation with Agua Dulce instead, this turned out to be a great omen because not only was Agua Dulce much cheaper it turned out to be a place that we loved so much.Our first impresion was that it looked so sterile and boring but as the days went on we felt like it really was a home away from home. Chris the marketing director gave us an upgrade to the beachfront bungalow which was fantastic ,waking up every day with the beautiful sun rise and seeing lots of scarlet macaws and toucans was so awesome. Then having the best breakfast that we experienced in C.R. and then jumping into their great pool was always the best way to start our day.The staff were all very friendly but the best person there was Carlos the manager, who was always there to meet your every needs.Thanks everybody at Agua Dulce for making our Osa experience so wonderful, My 9 yr. old daughter had tears in her eyes when we left, hope to see you all again soon. Harold , Florencia and Aisha.

Room Tip: Highly reccommend the beach bungalows.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Catalina Foothills, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed a week in Puerto Jimenez. First at the Crocodile Bay Resort which was nice--we were fishing. Because the price to stay at Crocodile when not fishing was so high, we moved out to another location--Agua Dolce. We loved it!!

We stayed at the units right on the beach--the front of the unit faced the water and sunrise--it was brilliant. The rooms were very nice--AC worked well. I agree with other reviewers that the decorations, coffee pots, etc would have been a nice addition. But for the money, I found this to be a wonderful place. The nice thing--breakfast was included in the price. I would go back to stay here.

Room Tip: The view from the front porch of units 1, 2 & 3 makes you think Corona Commercial--palm trees, p...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

Our vacation at the Agua Dolce Lodge for 9 days was absolutely wonderful!! Chris was very knowledgeable and took care of arranging our stay. The staff was very accomodating and went out of their way to make our vacation memorable. Carlos was a wealth of information and set up all outings we planned. There are numerous activities to satisfy everyone. Take the 5 hour sailboat ride with Kim and Melanie, whom own the boat. It was truly one of the best days of my life! Carlos and Chris are so friendly and are certainly and asset to the resort. Most of the staff speak English. The Lodge itself is beautiful! It sits right on the beach and the sunrises are breathtaking! I watched it very day right from my porch sitting in a rocker. The big pool and hot tub were kept very clean, as well as the grounds (beautiful flowers everywhere). The rooms were also kept spotless. There is A/C in all units. The beach is pristine and secluded - stunning! People from all over the world were staying here and could not have been any nicer. Saw numerous types of birds, flowers and animals right at or around the Lodge. Loved all of the macaws! My husband and I ate most meals at the Agua Dolce Lodge and the food, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, was fabulous. Fresh seafood is caught daily and served for dinner as a special. Can't wait to go back!!! This will be a yearly vacation spot for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jack B
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Picton, Canada
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Good location but average food and ambience. Not much happening there but a great pool. Friendly staff and good bar next door at The Pearl. For best value rooms book building. 5 6 or 7 overlookingpool. Beds were rock hard and rooms sparsely furnished.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Agua Dulce Beach Resort

Property: Agua Dulce Beach Resort
Address: 1000 Beach Road | Playa Platanres, Puerto Jimenez 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
#6 Family Hotel in Puerto Jimenez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Agua Dulce Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agua Dulce Beach Resort is the newest and most exciting property on the Osa Peninsula with all the amenities you would expect in an American Style Hotel and Resort. Located just 10 minutes from Puerto Jimenez on a secluded beach. Walk for miles on our beach, or go for an adventure hike to Corcovado National Park, charter a boat for World Class Sport Fishing, or have a dolphin and snorkeling adventure! How about a Horseback Ride, or a Zip Line Canopy Tour? Surfing anyone? Or...you can just kick back and relax around our huge pool with swim up bar! Whatever activities you choose, you will return to a clean, comfortable, spacious and air conditioned room. Have a spectacular meal in our Restaurant, and then retire to your room where your personal Jacuzzi will be waiting to sooth you to a perfect night sleep one one of our wonderful pillow top mattresses. ... more   less 
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