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Surf & Sunsets The Palms Resort w HUGE OCEANFRONT BALCONY

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Exotic 2 Bed 2 Bath Oceanfront HUGE Balcony

The Palms is a contemporary resort on the wide, sandy , quieter north end of Jaco Our 2.5 mile long with lush green mountains behind . The Palms is a great location, just north of town center, and walking distance to restaurants , bars, shopping and everything you desire.

Our beach in front is wide and sandy and great for both swimming and surfing, depending on the tides. From our oversized and totally private balcony you can de-stress and watch for whales, scarlet macaws, world class surfers, and spectacular sunsets. Our balcony is a second living/ dining room with comfy lounging furniture , a dining table with a view, and a swinging hammock. Pure heaven set to crashing waves.

When you are feeling social, we have either a small pool oceanfront, or enjoy the 5 Star resort amenities of Crocs Resort next door. Landscaped pool w bridges, slides and jacuzzis, Live Crocodile Habitat , 4 restaurants, Pool Bar, Night Club, Day Spa, Casino, Coffee Shop, ATM, shops ...all within steps of the condo.

When you are ready for adventure and nature, our Concierge will help you select your Costa Rican experience. Zip Lining, Canopy Tours, ATV Waterfall Tours, Horseback riding on the beach, Rappelling, White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Catamaran Cruises, Monkey Mangrove Tours, Volcanos, Coffee Plantations, Manuel Antonio and Carrara National Parks, Sport fishing, Golf and Tennis are all available from Jaco Beach. Or take a yoga class, have a Spa Day or get a soothing couples massage... Relax, renew....and reimagine life without stress. Whatever you desire... It's your vacation!

This newly redecorated, spacious , contemporary oceanfront 2 bedroom condo is a fully furnished private residence with FREE WIRELESS, FREE LOCAL PHONE, 24 hr Security, Concierge Service, in unit washer dryer, parking and full resort amenities .

90 minutes from the SJO airport, one hour from Manuel Antonio . Walking distance to town, restaurants, shopping, groceries, nightlife, movie cinema, theatre, art galleries and a micro brewery .

We can help you arrange your airport pickup 24/7 , pre stock groceries and recommend housekeepers, drivers or any additional service you may need to make your trip relaxing from the minute you arrive. I send all my guests a full list of recommendations , where to eat, where to rent surf boards, take a yoga class, get a you arrive with no hassles and settle in like a local.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Faith

I fell in love with Costa Rica 10 years ago, and found Jaco Beach, which was a sleepy little surf town back then. Jaco was close to the airport and one of the only beachfront municipalities with TITLED land for purchase. I have watched Jaco grow as a tourist town, and have become active in the community, sharing and learning from the pura vida culture. It's a great place to vacation, and a great place to live. I love the pure air, the fresh produce, the active and adventurous lifestyle of like minded people who are living their dream of a healthier, simpler and ultimately happier life. Try it, you make decide to stay.

Faith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Faith chose Barrio Los Faroles

Great Location, quiet side of town, walk to everything, nothing between you and the Pacific Ocean except sand...The Palms is a unique condo in that we have total seclusion or total resort immersion when we choose. Best of both worlds.

What makes this condo unique

Use of Crocs Resort amenities next door .

Guestbook comments from the manager

Really terrific roof top deck made this condo unique. This is a front building, that is ON THE SAND. Cant get any better than that if you love the beach and surfing. We didn't rent a car, and ended up happy we saved the money. From Bahia Azul, you can walk or take a taxi to anywhere in town for $2. Easy to get around, people were very friendly, and with Faith's list of recommended restaurants we had some good meals at reasonable prices, Don't miss Tsunami Sushi half price sushi on Wednesday night! Good deal!

Very casual, relaxed vacation. This was our first trip to Costa Rica, but we will return now that we know how chill it is.
Jul 2013
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Barrio Los Faroles Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Full Baths w Showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One Comfy KIng Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • King size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We will make every effort to provide you with a hassle free , totally relaxing escape . Let us know any special requests and we will try to make your dreams of paradise come true!


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Surf & Sunsets The Palms Resort w HUGE OCEANFRONT BALCONY
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews

Amazing getaway right on Jaco Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I finally took our honeymoon to beautiful Costa Rica and stayed at The Palms, Jaco Beach. The condo was amazing! The décor to die for and so unique. It was so clean and housed everything needed for a comfortable stay. It made our 10 days in paradise that much better. We took a dip in the condo's infinity pool everyday. The grounds were immaculate and the security guards were so nice. being able to eat breakfast on your own private patio every morning with the bright sun, palm trees, beach and ocean right there was heavenly. Having access to the pool bar next door was also a plus! It was only a few blocks away from down town where we found amazing local places to eat such as Isaga and TacoBar. We loved the catamaran tour to Isla Tortuga out of Los Suenos Marina, Just north of Jaco. Hiking the national parks and the Bijagual Waterfall were also highlights of our trip. They are definitely must visits. Its only been a week and I already can't wait to go back!! See you soon Palms!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren and Joey, It makes me really happy to know you had a wonderful vacation in our beautiful home. My favorite spot is that balcony with my morning coffee. So great that you had time to explore Jaco and got to experience Isla Tortuga by Catamaran, Bijagual Waterfalls and the national parks. You two are true adventure seekers. Come back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

The Palms condo had everything we needed to make our stay in Jaco perfect. The unit was just as described and the view was a full sweeping view of the beach & ocean. Right next door to Croc's made it very convenient. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy you were a delight to host! The condo was left super clean and organized. So glad you enjoyed the vistas from the balcony and hammock. Come back soon! P.s....thanks for the refreshments you left housekeeper and I may just share the sunset today with a rum! Pura Vida
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Alberta, Canada

Beautiful Oceanside view

  • 4 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay 2 weeks in condo 302 in November. We spent a lot of time outside on the deck enjoying the lovely ocean views - a bonus was the 3 ceiling fans on the balcony ceiling which kept it cooler. Watch for the scarlet mccaws flying by each day! The condo was well equipped and had most things we needed for our stay. There were a few minor housekeeping issues otherwise would have been a 5 star stay!

You can easily walk into Jaco - about 15 minutes - and if you choose to taxi it is cheap at around $2-$3 US.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience in The Palms 302. Those ocean views are really amazing , and we never tire of the seeing the Scarlet Macaws fly by ! Please come back and visit us again. Pura Vida Cindy!
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Fantastic View of the Ocean

  • 4 of 5

Factors to the rating:

We stayed in Room #302. The ocean view and balcony were as described. The balcony was huge with a wide direct view of the ocean and side views of the mountains. I spent a lot of time lounging on the hammock and enjoying the sounds of the waves.

The bed was comfortable and we particularly appreciated the very soft sheets. We loved the towels and even noted the brand, so we can purchase some for our home. As far as our general stay, overall it was as expected. It was decent for the price and location. We had a hard time accessing the internet the first day, but apparently that happens when it's rainy. It's their rain season and the building loses power intermittently during storms, it explains why there are tons of candles in the place.

Since Jaco is a popular place for surfing and body boarding, I was disappointed there were no body boards or other water gear available on sight either to use or to rent. I didn't find the concierge/reception manager to be very helpful or she was not there at all. However, you have the option to go over to the Croc's concierge desk for help on excursions. Although the pool at the Croc's was nice, we preferred to used the one at the Palms, since we were usually the only ones there.

The security staff was very nice and was always available when you need to call a taxi. There is street parking right outside the gate, so I would recommend renting a car to make it easy to get to and from town if you don't want walk or keep paying for a taxi. It's about a 15 minute walk into the main town where all the shops and restaurants are.

Some of the other reviews mentioned a 360 degrees view on a top deck. We could not find an easy access to the top deck, so not sure if it's only accessible from the penthouse rooms. We did take the elevator to the top floor and admired the beautiful view of the mountains from the outside balcony.

I would recommend this property for anyone that enjoys ocean views visiting Jaco. Faith was responsive to all of our questions.

Other notes not having to do with the stay:

If you plan to exchange currency, do it in the states or your home country. I was subject to a fraudulent experience by a bank employee there in Jaco.

We also found that the food and shops were quite expensive, definitely not cheaper than the states. In talking to people there, the prices have gone up due to the increase in Westerners.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you like waking up to the sound of the ocean and stunning views, this is the place for you! The condo was beautiful and had all of the comforts of home. Faith was wonderful to deal with and what could have been stressful was made easy. A great big thank you to Faith, Dan, Gustave and Gabriel for making our stay memorable. Will definitely be making a return trip to Jaco.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear you loved our Palms 302 as much as we do. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and please come back !
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Mandeville, LA

Nice stay at The Palms

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very nice, spacious, comfortable, outfitted with everything you need and has an amazing view from the large balcony.

I liked it's location as it is kinda outta the way and not alot of people around. Being next to Croc's casino, you have access to all it offers.

of note: if you are a coffee drinker, bring your own kuerig supply of coffee or you will have to use the French press.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our condo. Those views are amazing. I am so sorry you didn't know that the Keurig coffee maker is a refillable model, that you can fill the basket with any ground coffee! But, as a fellow coffee enthusiast, I will purchase a standard coffee maker. Please come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Car: not necessary

Every possible adventure awaits you in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica , from Zip Line to Monkey Tours. Jaco is the perfect spot to base yourself for day trips and The Palms is the perfect full amenity resort to come home to for peace and tranquility, yet walking distance to all restaurants, bars, shopping, art galleries, cinema and nightlife.


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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