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Hotel Catalina

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I lived in Jaco for 15 years and the south end of the beach has always been my favorite. I moved to the mountains above Alajuela about 9 months ago but visited Jaco for 3 nights last week. I stayed at Hotel Catalina which has been one of my favorite spots for years. Back in the day I actually had...

Thank jako1313
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful personal touches from the women who manage this place. Very thoughtful. Oceanfront! Quiet & Clean! The pool is just right to cool off. A short walk on the beach to Breakers restaurant and bar. Formerly known as Tiki Bar.

Thank Emilykc7
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I just spent 2 nights at Hotel Catalina and feel so happy to know such a place exists in Jaco. It is a little oasis, with beautiful plants, amazing energy and great rooms with kitchens and outdoor sitting areas. While it is not fancy, it is in such a wonderful location and is completely comfortable. The owners, a mother/daughter team,...

Thank Blossom S
Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Do not consider staying anywhere else if you are in Jaco, Cost Rica. Naomi and Sandra are wonderful hosts and incredibly helpful. This charming hotel is oceanfront and each room has a kitchenette suitable for anyone's needs. The grounds are beautiful and rooms are very clean. We absolutely love it here and can't wait to return!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What a hotel! The location . . . . Perfect! You could not be closer the the most amazing beach! The rooms . . . . Lovely! Big, air conditioned, kitchenette, balcony, comfortable beds. Everything you need! The grounds . . . . Stunning! The gardens are beautiful and attract wildlife so that you feel like you're in a documentary!...

Thank Bekki H
Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have visited this charming hotel twice now, and would never go to another place when visiting Jaco, Costa Rica! To start with, Naomi and Sandra are the most wonderful people. They have created a very warm and inviting environment for their guests at Hotel Catalina. The rooms are more than adequate. They are clean and have a kitchenette to...

Thank nthunder2001
puravida643, General Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you and your family! It is always a pleasure having you stay with us at the Hotel Catalina! And we are happy that you keep coming back, looking forward to seeing you next time!

Blainville, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Perfect spot on the beach and in the city of Jaco. The property is clean and very well kept. The pool and the grounds are beautiful! Just in front of the best part of the beach with soft sand without rocks. Perfect for surf and a few minutes from downtown with all the good restaurants and bars!

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puravida643, General Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Catalina and Jaco Beach! It was a pleasure having you stay with us, we hope to see you again soon!

Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Hotel Catalina is a great find. It was recommended to us by a friend that lives in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful little beachfront place with the owners on the property. The owners are a mother and daughter who are available to help in any way possible. The hotel is clean, comfortable, safe and well cared for. We can't...

Thank knudsendebbie
puravida643, General Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay here, it was a pleasure having you stay with us! Thank you for leaving such a nice review! We hope to see you again in the future.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Just back from 4 nights here. Paid extra for the AC. Manager was very present and helpful. Grounds were beautiful! Nice and clean. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner, bar soap and beach towel. No restaurant but small kitchenette with refrigerator, plates, bowls, cups etc. Beach just outside the gate. 👍👍

Thank Liz N
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I keep going to Jaco on holidays. I always choose Catalina. It is a hotel that makes everyone to feel at home, with friendly faces, beautiful sunsets, great side of the beach. I like to have my own breakfast outdoor but in the hotel. This hotel gives you this possibility. Also to cook whenever you want to prepare your own...

Thank L A
puravida643, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you L A, for your wonderful feedback and always making Catalina your home away from home! We are always so happy when we see guests coming back and enjoying their stay. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful beachfront hotel, friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms are clean, simple and bright they have kitchenettes and private patios. Lush gardens, ocean breezes create the perfect relaxing getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: Calle Hidalgo | South Jaco Beach, Beachfront!, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $153 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Beachfront, quiet, clean, safe”
knudsendebbie, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are just great”
632la, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are like us and find it difficult to sleep in the heat, be sure to ask for a room with air conditioning.”
101dorothym, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“only some rooms have a/c, so be sure to specify that if it's something you want.”
LMS4, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upper rooms have air conditioning and cost a little more and lower rooms have fans only. ”
Axeman5, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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