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san clemente
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at BACK YARDS , Playa Hermosa (,We were a family of 6 and two rooms- 1 ocean view and both rooms had a bunk beds , We had great surf in front of the place and other breaks were walking distance, we loved the black sand beach , wild red macaw parrots flying by a couple of times... More 

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Playa Del Carmen
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading a few negative reviews I had to write a review. The staff at the Backyard could not be more courteous or accommodating. Upon a late arrival into San Jose, the even set up a Mercedes to pick me up at the airport. Even though the office was closed, they arranged for security to greet us and get us... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great bar/restaurant to hang with locals. While on vacation I came to watch the surfing competition on Saturday pm and ended up staying all night. Great local vibe, live DJs, great food. Check this place out. You'll dig it.

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Henderson, Nevada
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a great way to spend a Friday happy hour drinking (Saturdays are better from what I hear). There's a live DJ, surfing, cheap booze, and good looking locals! You can take a quick 10 minute cab ride from the main strip in Jaco, but make sure the cab driver takes you to the front entrance because it's tough to... More 

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California
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

I was greeted by my first Name which was nice. Our room was large and clean. Air conditioning worked great and we used it with the ceiling fan to keep cool. Very friendly staff. We took the public bus from San Jose. No air conditioning and very hot, but only $5. It cost $10 for the taxi from Jaco to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This hotel is clean, small, has large rooms with high ceilings and is right on the beach. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is decent. The beach is beautiful, but water is really for surfers only. We had a very pleasant stay and it was nice to see many more locals on this beach than tourists.

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Minnesota
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130 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

The ceviche was good, the local beer was cheap. The food was a little on the pricey side so we only ordered appetizers and beers while we watched the surfing competition. The grass backyard was a novelty to see.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

longtime locals favorite, see the young surf crowd at work and play....decent food and great surf contest Saturdays 4pm. Adjacent hotel has relaxing ocean view pool and decent rooms. Bring your magnifying glass, the receipt for a group is impossible to read and shockingly high if you don't pay attention.

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Edna, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed at the Backyard Hotel for two nights while in Hermosa. It's right on the beach which was nice. The downside is that its a surfing only beach... to rough for you to swim in, so plan on just looking at the water. Our room was on the bottom floor and faced the side of another hotel. The benefit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

The beach is beautiful! Came here to eat and swim ! The waves were big and they were having a surf contest ! Food was delicious and decent price ! Only few minutes away from Jaco ! Wanted to come here to see iguana ! Someone told us they feed them and a ton of them would come out !... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about Backyard Hotel

Address: Hermosa Beach | 4 km from Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $150 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Backyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“for us we enjoyed the lower floor ocean suite looking at the surf break and have your cup of coffee and watch wild red macaw parrots.”
 of 5 bubbles fissshy, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles 580kurtd, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room upstairs was closer to the highway. We could hear trucks, but it didn't bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles choirgirlcalifornia, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MStra, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have a great view of the ocean, bottom floor rooms face the pool or side of another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles SaltyLife4Me, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
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