"I researched the Jaco area and found that for the price, location, and amenities, the Parson's condo was the best choice for us. There were four of us (two couples), and were pleased with the privacy we each had. We had breakfast at the condo a few mornings, and enjoyed eating at the table outside near the pool. (Wishing the waterfall in the pool was turned on, we thought maybe that was due to the time of year).
The staff at La Paloma Blanca were excellent. (An iguana decided to take a dip in the pool; they were quick to retrieve it, even letting us hold it for pictures!)
It was wonderful to hear the waves of the ocean so close, and hear and see the macaws sitting in the trees right outside the front door every morning. It was startling to see tiny crabs on the living room floor and in the shower at times, but we just scooped them up and put them outside in the grass.
Julie, our concierge, was very friendly and helpful. She set us up with the best zip line tour in the area! It was well worth the money, with the best staff and a fresh fruit snack afterward!
For Jaco eats, I highly recommend Rustico restaurant, a local soda with a variety of fantastic, inexpensive food. Tsunami Sushi is a must for sushi lovers, and they have half-price rolls, as well as other daily specials.
We had a rental car to explore the area, but walked down the beach to downtown Jaco several times as well. Surfing lessons/board rentals are near the back gate on the beach, and the Tiki Bar just a short walk south of the condo had the best pina coladas! We plan on using the nice outdoor bbq area next time :)
We had a wonderful stay at the Parson's condo, and thank Julie for her help and information. She really made herself available to us at all times. I would recommend this condo for anyone wanting to explore the Jaco area and have an extremely awesome stay.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 28, 2015