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Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This charming beachfront hotel in Jaco is our favorite place to stay. Located on the south end of Jaco beach, this hotel is away from the crowds but only a few minutes from the center of town. The rooms are spotless and spacious. The rates are good. The hotel is run by the owners and they were very friendly and...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is one of the best places on Jaco beach. It is located steps from beach on the south end of Jaco which is away from the noise and traffic of the town. The room was clean and the kitchenette was perfect for cooking our own meals. We would highly recommend staying here.

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Grimsby, Canada
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This lovely hotel on a beautiful strip of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, is an absolute gem. It is quaint and clean and in the perfect setting. Naomi and Sandra are the nicest, most caring hostesses you could ever meet. We loved our stay and can't wait to go back!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We just loved our stay at Hotel Catalina and had to stay longer because we couldn't leave the place ! Very friendly and charming place, beautiful grounds, far enough from the middle of town to enjoy peaceful nights with the sound of the waves and close enough to walk in through the beach to go grab a drink ! rooms...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We stayed at Hotel Catalina for two nights and loved it! The location is wonderful, with the beach almost literally right at your doorstep. Naomi and her mom were great, from getting us oriented on our first day to accommodating our request for a room on the beach side, to setting up our transportation back to the airport. The room...

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Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This nice, small, family-run hotel is right on the beach. The rooms are pretty basic but very clean. Our room on the second floor had a great deck that overlooked the tropical grounds and had beautiful, vaulted ceilings. There was a small kitchenette with fridge. The pool was great and right across from the ocean. We walked the entire length...

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Shelby, Montana
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My wife and I have been to Hotel Catalina three times now and each time was the greatest experience! Naomi and Sandra make you feel like family and will do anything for you at any time of the day to make sure your stay is the best. From waking up in the morning and hearing a wonderful "Hola" to dining...

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Winchester
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Owners very nice people. Nice location on beach. Better prices than other spots. A/C not too effective. Bugs outside door numerous. Beds hard. Good kitchenette. What else to say? Surfing. Fishing. Good

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Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Spectacular sunsets - the beach is just steps away from the beautiful scroll gates that welcome you to this little slice of Heaven! Sandra and Naomi were very welcoming and accommodating and made sure all the guests were comfortable and had what they needed. The tropical gardens are BEAUTIFUL and receive lots of love and attention. It's a peaceful, quiet,...

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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

We loved staying at the Catalina. It is our little price of Heaven on Earth! The Catalina is surrounded by natural beauty. The hotel is nestled between breath taking floral displays and the wonders of nature. The ocean is only short walk on the beach away from your room. The hotel itself is the perfect combination of relaxation and invigoration....

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $159 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Beachfront, quiet, clean, safe”
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“All rooms are just great”
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“If you are like us and find it difficult to sleep in the heat, be sure to ask for a room with air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles 101dorothym, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“only some rooms have a/c, so be sure to specify that if it's something you want.”
 of 5 bubbles LMS4, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upper rooms have air conditioning and cost a little more and lower rooms have fans only. ”
 of 5 bubbles Axeman5, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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