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London, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This little hotel was perfect for us and is cute as a button. We stayed in an a/c room in the back where we found it to be nice and quiet. The room was super clean and spacious and we enjoyed sitting on the big balcony, looking at the gardens and ocean. Naomi and Sandra are warm and welcoming and... More 

Thank LondonEnzo
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Naomi and her mother are the perfect hosts for your beach holiday in Jaco. The rooms are clean and equipped with a small stove, large new fridge and utensils to cook your meal. Hot shower and daily fresh towels. Hotel is gated and there is a parking space in the back. Mattresses are good. Small swimming pool overlooking the ocean.... More 

1 Thank Michael L
Oakland, CA
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

There are three things crucial to the perfect beach vacation hotel: 1) Location 2) Cleanliness 3) Affordability Hotel Catalina has all three and then some. 1)The hotel is located ON the beach. No 10 minute walk, or drive. You step out of your room, walk out the beautiful rod-iron gates and there you are. Sinking your toes into the sand.... More 

Thank ljenkinsstark
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Stayed here for 4 days. Excellent location (right on the beach) and beautiful grounds. Naomi was beyond helpful and really hope I get a chance to return. I would definitely reccomend this hotel to anyone!!!

Thank bradzavertnik
Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Very clean, on the beach. South of town. I would stay there again. Reasonably priced. Host was friendly and bi-lingual Spanish/English. Small kitchenette with 2 burner hot plate and good size refrigerator.

Thank SyndeM
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We just left Hotel Catalina yesterday after a weeklong stay! Couldn't have been better! Naomi and Sandra are lovely people, the place is spotless and cheerful! We felt very taken care of! I was looking for an affordable place right on the beach and this was just perfect! We heard the waves crashing 24 hours a day and really enjoyed... More 

Thank maryf283
Manchester, NJ
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Naomi and Sandra make you feel special and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. We stayed eleven nights here and look forward to returning. We have traveled to many locations in Costa Rica and we like to stay in places that incorporate the culture and natural landscape. Hotel Catalina has done that with... More 

1 Thank stressreliever
Heredia, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

This hotel is located literally steps away from the beach. We've stayed here twice. Highlights: gated parking, a kitchen, a little outside semi-private porch area with table, beautiful sunsets, beautiful garden area, a little pool, and great service (but no breakfast, which was fine for us). The hotel next door (Hotel 9, I think) rents a set of two beach... More 

2 Thank Casey M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We spent 4 nights at this family place. It is perfectly located in the Southern end of Jaco beach, which is for our liking just perfect with sand and no stones (unlike the central part). Very calm area, with some surfers outside wh are cleaning the beach daily. Catalina i run by a small family and is very cosy. We... More 

2 Thank DePo79
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Such a cute little place right on the beach. Very laid back and great price for such a hot spot that looks out on the beach. Naomi was wonderful, she made sure we were happy and always had everything we needed. Very helpful with places to go and arranging rides. What an awesome trip and very safe.

Thank Stephanie N

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $155 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are just great”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
“We loved being on the beach side. We were a little nervous about opting for a room with no AC, but the ceiling fan totally did the trick!”
 of 5 bubbles 128kathleend, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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