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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure when we arrived as the reception area was very chaotic. The rooms though are great (although a fridge would be a nice touch) and the pool, bar area and restaurant all very good. Good service from all of the staff round the poolside. Nice pool area and the patch of beach next to the hotel is maintained by...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two nights here. Upgraded to third floor beach room that made the stay. Pool view would not be bad. Parking lot should be avoided. Excellent service. Most guests were Ticans. Quiet side of Jaco beach was great for us and families. Included breakfast. Would go back but make sure to get pool or beach rooms.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was (Read:used to be) our go-to place. Sent many friends this way in the past. New ownership has brought some good changes but also less service. Bathroom without TP, shortage of beach towels, no covers in the room, increased prices. Looking for other options in the future... -disappointed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a mega resort hotel, there are a couple of those in Jaco, they are on the North Beach. The South Beach is surfing heaven, no riptide, beautiful, predictable, wide waves with a soft sand beach. Manrique and Staff are super-friendly. We stayed a week and wanted for nothing. The pool is clean and beautiful. The property is...

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Framingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only one evening en route back to San Jose from the Osa Peninsula. The standard room was completely adequate but smelled a bit musty. The bathroom was in need of an upgrade. Very small, shower sprayed all over the place and did not drain exceptionally well. The staff however was incredibly friendly, breakfast was simple but sufficient. The...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I loved Hotel South Beach. It just had such a chill vibe with a gray pool and it sits right in the beach. My only tiny complaint just to be totally honest was the room was a little musty but that is expected in tropical climates. It went away after. A day of tuning the AC. Onto the good stuff....

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1Thank Chris R
Danville, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The people are fantastic!! the food spectacular! Paolo is an awesome chef!!The casado is the best!! Very nice rooms, pool, beach bar, etc. Great place to relax on the beacj=h! Have a beer, watch the surfers & the beautiful sunset & enjoy!! Ale, Leandro, Armando, David, Lisa, etc all were very friendly & helpful. Surfing lessons on site, also.

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1Thank larrysylva
Lodi, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained property right on the beach with a huge pool and great bar setup. We booked the garden rooms but were upgraded to suites close to the pool because it was off season....smart thing to do by management....& thank you!

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. Upon arrival we were given a free room upgrade: we stayed on the 3rd floor facing the pool, with a balcony which had great views of mountains and the ocean. The room was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The hotel is on a...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Located at the desirable south end of playa Jaco this is a quiet beautiful hotel. Stayed with my family in the "green" season. The staff was super friendly. Andre at the bar made us feel like locals. Tiger surf school kept the teens busy all day so my wife and I could lounge about and get massages for next to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Green Oasis of Jaco Beach. Hotel, Restaurant and Apartments located at the southern, most tranquil and beautiful part of Jaco. ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Beach Hotel

Address: Jaco Beach | Jaco Beach Municipal Palace 600 Mts South, Jaco 1139-1250, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Arenal Pacifico)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $169 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — South Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Arenal Pacifico Hotel
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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“Room 1 and Room 7 recommended”
 of 5 bubbles stevejackson375, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We like the first floor roooms - walk 8' to pool!!”
 of 5 bubbles larrysylva, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a garden view room but they also have ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles flyaway63, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from pool unless you have kids”
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