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Hotel Pumilio

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Very clean and nice and polite staffs , Price is very competitive , highly recommended !!! If I wanted to stay more night around here I would defiantly stayed in this hotel , price wise and very peaceful ambiance !!!!! You might see a few friendly lizards that I don't know it's name :-)

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Thank Shahin J
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts! Most of the lizards that are around the hotel there popular name is "Jesus Christ" because they walk in the water, they are very friendly. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our... More 

Oak Park, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I will try to make this short and sweet, but to be honest I could write a book about how amazing this place is! Very simple to find. So quaint and so perfect! Everyone that worked there made us feel like family. From referrals of where to eat (we didn't take advantage of their delivery of food, but according to... More 

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Thank sml1976
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! We love to celebrate with our guests and be parts of the plans, thanks for letting us know you were celebrating your 14th anniversary, so we could surprise you with the champagne! We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. All of our guests are... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Myself and a friend decided to explore Costa Rica as a 25th birthday present to ourselves and it was the best choice we ever made to stay in Hotel Pumilio! They arranged our airport pick-up so we didn't have to worry about that at all (plus our driver was so wonderful and told us all about the country and even... More 

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Thank Kelly M
LapaVIP, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! You and your friend will never forget your 25th birthday, congrats again, we love to celebrate with our guests. Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, especially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation... More 

Dunedin, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Pumilio was our last hotel booked for our vacation. I was actually very excited for this one because the website promotes it being very clean and spacious and with a mountain view, an "infinity" pool with a restaurant area. When you get to the entrance of the place, you push a button and the person at the front office has... More 

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Sorry to hear is was not what you expected! We really agree with you about the parking lot is not confortable at all, in the future we are planning to be able to improve it, you are also right you have to ring the bell to the gate to be open, thanks for comment because you shouldn't wait at... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

After leaving a resort in Tamarindo a day early due to poor service, we found this gem. Even before we arrived, Juan and Krishne were excellent help. The grounds are immaculate, the custom breakfast is not to be missed and the rooms are spacious with a beautiful view. Since there are only ten suites here, everyone has a view of... More 

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Thank Katiemorn
Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your opinion that is very important for us & counts. Glad you decided to leave Tamarindo before, all of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time and love to help... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I thought this hotel was great. We stayed there for a week and had the hotel to ourselves almost the whole time. We had breakfast cooked for us every morning even if we did no get up until 11am. (Breakfast was not fantastic, but good enough). The staff was very nice and extremely helpful. The property was secluded and very... More 

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends and have you leaping into happiness with us for... More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I had a nice stay at Hotel Pumilio. Room was large and nicely appointed. Kitchen on balcony or terrace is interesting touch, if you want to cook your own meals. Beds were very hard and pool was so cloudy that I would not swim in it. The staff is very helpful and the property and building were well maintained.

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly comments, I have been checking the pool`s daily vitacora, to try to find out what happened since it is always very clean, I appreciate your comment it is the best way to keep improving. All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that... More 

Guadeloupe
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72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Much has already been written by other guests, so not a lot to add. Suffice to say, we had a fabulous week at the Pumilio. Our ground floor room had a really nice patio with kitchenette a couple of feet from the pool, with views over the vegitation. The room itself was huge, clean and decorated with local colours and... More 

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hello! Nice having with us a very special couple during 1 week leaping into happiness. The outdoor kitchen is great that way the room doesn’t smell food and people can enjoy the nature while cooking and offering complementary all the basics like napkins, salt, pepper, soap makes our guest their stay easier. The rooms were planned to be spacious and... More 

Hollywood, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

I wanted to love this place, but can't. I'll start with the good...it's clean, modern, and has a nice pool. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. My problems started when I was about to book a tour. The tour info says air conditioned transportation included. Well, we go to book the tour and he tells me to add $120... More 

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our guests deserve, specially knowing that they are sharing with us their vacation time. All our guest opinion are valuable and will give us the opportunity improve and do any changes to better service our guest needs. About things... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We sadly only had one night at this brilliant hotel, off the beaten path but near Jaco. With only 10 rooms, there is a nice personal touch, and we were able to chat several times to the owners who flitted around the place, while the manager and their staff dealt with every need. The room was really stunning, and the... More 

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Laura P, Propietario at Hotel Pumilio, responded to this review

Hi! It was a pleasure meeting you! Hope you had a good time with your friends at Ciudad Colón and in the rest of your trip! Hope next time you can leap into happiness more nights with us! All of our guests are always more than welcome in our Boutique hotel. We work hard to give the importance that our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Strategically located in the heart of Costa Rican Central Pacific, surrounded by an spectacular view between pristine tropical jungle mountains, a wide variety of birds and other local fauna specimens, you will find Hotel Pumilio, a tranquil and peaceful heaven, yet only 3 minutes away from famous Jacó and Herradura beaches, the most developed tourist hotspot in the country. Ideal for family, couples or friends vacation stays, you will enjoy the wide variety of ecological, adventure, adrenaline & sports tours that the area offers for every age and preference. Closely surrounded by the most famous national parks and reserves, you will also find a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets and stores, the best marina in Central America, beautiful beaches, islands and a spectacular colorful ocean among a variety of activities that makes us unique. You will enjoy the 10 comfortably decorated large luxury suites, impeccably cleaned and fully equipped outdoor kitchen for your convenience. We include a complete breakfast without schedule, free Wi-Fi, AC, a balcony or a terrace to admire and enjoy the view with your loved ones. Our palm leave's thatched roof Spa surrounded by exuberant vegetation, will take you to a relaxation state so you will enjoy to the maximum the experience of being in harmony with nature. Leap into happiness in Hotel Pumilio, the best personalized service. We know how to find the happy in you and every one of our esteemed guests, so everyone can return home with unforgettable memories of the visit to our beloved Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pumilio

Address: Del cruce Herradura 2 Km hacia Jaco | 1 Km a Mano Izquierda, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica (Formerly El Paso de las Lapas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $157 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pumilio 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
El Paso De Las Lapas Hotel Jaco
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#1 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jaco
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“Second floor is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles susanbB1853DQ, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“When making your reservation, request either balcony or patio, depending on your preference. ”
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“All rooms have a gorgeous view.”
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