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Recent Jaco reviews
"We were really excited to stay at this Playa Hermosa Bungalow. While the place was clean and the location was beautiful there were some key things that were not as described. First of all, no drinking water was provided. This was a real bummer, as we had just flown overnight and driven from SJO and wanted to relax on the front porch with a nice cup of water. We ended up taking one of the empty 5 gallon jugs to Mas X Menos and getting it filled. I let the owner know and she made no apologies or effort to reimburse us. There is no telescope, nor long distance phone calls or a helpful property manager who will assist you with tours. For some reason, the maid did not fully make the beds, so we were without a blanket for one of them. Aaron did provide us with one of his, but it was not clean, but we made do. We did not feel comfortable asking him for anything after that point-- there was a certain vibe to him that made you feel as if you shouldn't bother him. I did let the owner know about the telescope and phone calls and she basically played ignorant. Had we known that some of the descriptive items were not available, nor accurate, we probably would not have gone with this house, as these were selling points for us. Some of other property managers were much more interactive and friendly. I would suggest renting a bungalow from them if you want to be able to feel comfortable asking questions about what to do in the area and where to go. Besides all of the "surprises" we really did enjoy a peaceful vacation. We spent a lot of the time on the front porch. There is a nice ocean view. On the back porch we spent time looking at all the birds and animal visitors. We did get to see the monkeys. We lounged in the pool and the hammocks and felt quite relaxed. Victor, the fisherman, came by our place and had delicious catches. A walk along the beach to some of the restaurants was a fun time. The Backyard has a nice happy hour going on. The Bluegrass Cafe had delicious cinnamon rolls. And, make sure you take a trip to the waterfalls: Tres Pascinas."Guest: Alee K. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014View listing
"My family and I stayed at this great house for 2 weeks. There were 5 adults and 2 kids in are group and the house was great with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The kitchen was very well equipped and the large dinning table was large enough for all of us to eat together. The outside area was also great with and eating area that was great for the morning coffee. The pool was an added bonus and the complete family enjoyed it every day. Patri and the staff are very nice and helpful and the kids loved "Freddie" the cat that would come by every day to visit. The location of the house was nice as Tarcoles was very close and Jaco was only a 15 minute drive away. The beach area in front of the house was nice and always lots of birds to look at but the best part of the house location was the daily visits by the beautiful scarlet macaws!!!! We look forward in returning for our next family holiday."Guest: Mark Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: January 3, 2014View listing
"Our stay was beyond amazing and we could not of asked for a better vacation in Jaco, Costa Rica. Stephanie and her husband treated us like family and made sure our stay exceeded our expectations. Our vacation was relaxing and adventurous all at the same time. We ate every meal on the gorgeous balcony and feel asleep to the sounds of the ocean. The amenities are endless, you could never leave the complex and be satisfied. Our family of five ventured out and went to the National Park, horse back riding, shopping, and sight seeing. Thank you Stephanie and John for ensuring our return to Jaco and staying in your Oceanfront Penthouse. Love Faith, Travis, Travis Jr, Mary, and Melissa :)"Guest: Faith Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014View listing
"I leased this unit for 6 months. You will find it is definitely as advertised. It is modern, spacious, all the amenities, great pool, & convenient to everything in Jaco. I have traveled extensively through Central America and Costa Rica and there are a lot of choices. What makes this unit very special, more so than any other I have ever leased, are the owners!! Don and Denise Gilbride are first class people who will take care of any issues you have very quickly. Example, the first night I was there the AC went out. As luck would have it, I had my largest client with me. As anyone who has traveled Costa Rica knows getting things done there can be challenging. I emailed Don at 5 am before we went fishing and by the time we got back in that afternoon AC was fixed. We had no other issues the balance of our time but Don would email me to make sure all was good. Now for Denise, she was a delight to work with. Never once did she charge my credit card without her emailing me to verify the charge first and to make sure all was good with the rental. She did that every month even though I had a 6 month contract. Don I want to thank both you and Denise for everything ya'll did to make it a successful trip for my customers and myself. Thank you so much!!!"Guest: Mel L. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014View listing
Jaco Travel Tips
Jaco Beach Rentals in a Sleepy Beach Town
Jaco was once the archetypal beach town where you would find surfers lining the waves, others sleeping on the beach, and more walking around shirtless in just board shorts. Once word got out about hidden area and the surfing to be found there, Jaco Beach rentals became premiere destinations. Surfers from all over the world spend weeks at Jaco resorts to ride the high waves.
Jaco Resorts for International Surfing
Surfing is what draws most tourists to Jaco resorts, yet the town does not lack fun. There are several bars, restaurants, and places to visit but on the whole, vacations in Costa Rica to Jaco are all about the surfing. The waves are high and unyielding which means swimming is dangerous and riptides frequent the waters. However, for those who do not surf, Jaco beach rentals can still be great places to visit.
Vacations in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa and Herradura
It is true that Jaco's water is less than perfect for swimming but Playa Hermosa and Playa Herradura which are within six miles of Jaco are great for swimming. Playa Hermosa has an international surf convention each year and Playa Herradura is another top surf beach. Both the beaches are great for sunbathing, horseback riding, and enjoying the view of the Pacific Ocean. Vacations in Costa Rica can also be about eco-tourism with canopy tours, jungle trips, and hiking if you want to get away from the beach for a while.
When to Visit Jaco Beach Rentals
The best time to visit Jaco beach rentals is from January to April. These months offer the driest season. September and October are the rainiest months which you might want to avoid if you really want to see and experience Costa Rica. At other times of the year, the rainfall can come and go so you can expect to find Jaco resorts somewhat busy.